Diverse Supplier Advocacy Award
Commonwealth Edison (ComEd) honored M. J. Electric (MJE) with the Diverse Supplier Advocacy Award this year at their 2nd Annual Supplier Diversity Awards event on April 27, 2017. The annual awards event is an opportunity for ComEd to honor and celebrate successful minority, veteran, and women-owned suppliers that are helping to drive community and economic development across northern Illinois. Although MJE is not a minority-owned company, it’s a longtime ComEd supplier and advocate for diversity in the workplace. Ed Farrington, MJE President, said, “A diverse workforce gives employees the opportunity to overcome barriers to rise through the ranks of corporate America. Our commitment to this initiative is illustrated through being a charter member of CONSTRUCT.” CONSTRUCT is a training program designed to prepare minority students to compete for entry-level jobs in construction and energy-related fields in neighborhoods throughout Chicago and northern Illinois. The program has graduated more than 300 students with an 80 percent success rate at job placement.