FORT WORTH, Texas, Aug. 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) will hold its 60th Annual Meeting and Education Conference (AMEC), Sept. 2-5, in Nashville, Tenn. at the Omni Nashville Downtown. The NAWIC AMEC is made possible in large part to the generous support of NAWIC's sponsors. The Blue Ribbon AMEC sponsors this year are Exelon Corporation and UPS.
Exelon Corporation is the nation's leading competitive energy provider with 2014 revenues of approximately $27.4 billion. The Exelon family of companies participates in every stage of the energy business, from generation to competitive energy sales to transmission to delivery.
UPS is a global leader in logistics, offering a broad range of solutions including the transportation of packages and freight; the facilitation of international trade, and the deployment of advanced technology to more efficiently manage the world of business. Headquartered in Atlanta, UPS serves more than 220 countries and territories worldwide.
"We are delighted to have such dynamic companies as sponsors and have them join us at our annual conference," said Sandy K. Field, CBT, CIT, NAWIC President. "It is so encouraging to work with more and more companies that promote diversity in the workplace and the advancement of women in construction. Together with our sponsors we are able to increase the awareness of rewarding career paths for women in the construction industry."
Other NAWIC AMEC sponsors include CAT Financial, Tyco SimplexGrinnell, and United Rentals at the Purple Ribbon level; Infor Construction and Paxton Patterson at the Green Ribbon level; Aon, Arthur J. Gallagher and Co., Liberty Mutual, Paskr, Southern Company, Special Spaces and Tennessee Fitness Spa at the Pink Ribbon level; and Horizon Group and McCorvey Companies at the White Ribbon level.
NAWIC's mission is to enhance the success of women in the construction industry. The NAWIC AMEC is a powerful tool in accomplishing that goal. The conference features 22 seminars and workshops targeted to women and the construction industry. Comedian, author, singer and songwriter Anita Renfroe will address AMEC attendees as the event's keynote speaker.
Contact Autumn Daughetee, NAWIC communications director, through email or (800) 552-3506 for more information. Visit the NAWIC website at www.nawic.org. For more information on the NAWIC AMEC please visit www.nawicconvention.org.
NAWIC is an international association serving 130 chapters across the United States. It was founded as Women in Construction of Fort Worth, Texas in 1953 to enhance the success of women in the construction industry. In 1955, the charter was expanded to allow chapters to form across the country and the National Association of Women in Construction was born. The association has expanded to include international affiliates in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa and the United Kingdom.
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SOURCE National Association of Women in Construction