February 22, 2022
Siemens today announced the nine Black-owned businesses to receive grants to further advance a more diverse and equitable supply chain. In partnership with the U.S. Department of Commerce Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) Centers, the winning recipients will each receive a $20,000 grant. The companies will join Siemens’ supplier database, which is comprised of more than 3,700 small and diverse businesses and represents more than a quarter of the company’s entire supplier base.
“We’re proud to continue our investment in the minority business community, which now totals $320,000 in grants provided to 16 small, Black-owned businesses in just the last 2 years,” said Patric Stadtfeld, head of Supply Chain Management for the Americas, Siemens USA. “In order to remain resilient and competitive, we recognize that we must be diverse and reflect the communities where we work and live. This effort is one of many to ensure we’re advancing equity in our supply chain.”
The winning businesses are:
- Georgia Green Energy Services LLC in Atlanta
- Maven Construction in Boston
- E-Fix Housing Solutions in Charlotte
- GCC Enterprises, LLC in Dallas
- Onyx Enterprise, Inc. in Detroit
- Arbor Electrical Service, Inc. in Miami
- Evans Electrical Services, Inc. in New York
- A M Electric, Inc. in Philadelphia
- AHI Construction, Inc. in Sacramento
In January 2022, MBDA Centers in the nine selected cities nominated 37 Black-owned businesses to apply for the Siemens grants. The MBDA Centers selected the nominees based on criteria and specialties that aligned with industry demand, including preventative and predictive maintenance, fire and security, electrical, construction, rail and transport, mobility solutions, and facilities and project management. The Georgia MBDA Business Center at Georgia Tech evaluated and selected the winning recipient in each city.