Bechtel Receives Small Business Administration’s 2024 Dwight D. Eisenhower Award

Prestigious annual award reflects Bechtel’s commitment to small businesses, suppliers, and local communities

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has recognized Bechtel for its support of small businesses by awarding the company this year’s Dwight D. Eisenhower Award for Excellence in Construction. The award recognizes prime contractors who have demonstrated excellence in their utilization of small businesses as suppliers and contractors.

SBA presented the award at an event in Washington, D.C., as part of National Small Business Week, happening April 29-May 6, 2024.

According to the SBA, the award reflects Bechtel’s excellence, innovation, and commitment to investing in small businesses in ways that benefit local communities and the broader economy.

As an example of the company’s efforts, on the Sepulveda Transit Corridor project in Los Angeles, Bechtel engaged over 25 small, local, and minority-owned businesses as part of the project’s Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) program, which aims to ensure these businesses are represented on large-scale, federally funded projects. This approach not only strengthens Bechtel’s ability to deliver a quality project but also reinvests project dollars into the local community.

Chris Diaz, principal at Diaz, Yourman & Associates, a geotechnical consulting services corporation based in Santa Ana, California, and one of the small businesses engaged as part of the DBE program on the Sepulveda Transit Corridor project, said:

Hank Torbert, president of Alta Max, a small business in New Orleans, Louisiana, that manufactures military packaging for ammunition and ordnance, specialty packaging products, custom parts and assemblies, and tamper-evident security seals, said:

About Bechtel

Bechtel is a trusted engineering, construction and project management partner to industry and government. Differentiated by the quality of our people and our relentless drive to deliver the most successful outcomes, we align our capabilities to our customers’ objectives to create a lasting positive impact. Since 1898, we have helped customers complete more than 25,000 projects in 160 countries on all seven continents that have created jobs, grown economies, improved the resiliency of the world’s infrastructure, increased access to energy, resources, and vital services, and made the world a safer, cleaner place.  

Bechtel serves the Energy; Infrastructure; Manufacturing & Technology; Mining & Metals; and Nuclear, Security & Environmental markets. Our services span from initial planning and investment, through start-up and operations.

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