Construction Industry Kicks Off Week-Long Focus On Diversity & Inclusion With “Toolbox Talk” Among Workers At K.C. Current Stadium Project

Congressman Emanuel Cleaver speaks at the new Kansas City Current Stadium project on the first day of Construction Inclusion Week 2023


The Associated General Contractors of America kicked off its support for the week-long, nationwide series of events called Construction Inclusion Week with a “toolbox talk” at the new Kansas City Current stadium project. The event, which was witnessed by national and local officials, was one of many association efforts to get more women and Black Americans into high-paying construction careers.

“We are doing this because it is both the right thing to do and the smart thing to do,” said Shea De Lutis, a national officer for the Associated General Contractors of America. “Our nation’s workforce is becoming increasingly diverse and if we can’t find a way to become equally diverse, we won’t be able to keep pace with demand for construction.

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