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The WSCC Addition project depends on the many people who are bringing it to life. WSCC’s commitment to diversity and inclusion helps ensure these workers and contractors represent the entire community. Additionally, we believe a diverse workforce brings different skills, cultures and ways of operating that enable the delivery of the best outcomes.

Our efforts to promote diversity and inclusion on the Addition project include ongoing outreach efforts to recruit Women and Minority Business Enterprise (WMBE) contractors. For many of our WMBE contractors, the Addition project presents an opportunity to grow their business. Our commitment to workforce diversity extends to individual workers in the industry as well. The Addition’s Project Labor Agreement strives to bring apprentices, pre-apprentices and Priority Hire workers on the job site to learn or develop their professional skills.

Meet Some of our Individual Workers at the Addition

Kevin Figueroa

Garco Construction

Kevin Figueroa

In commercial construction, many workers start out as laborers doing the hardest, most physically demanding work -- from picking up trash to moving materials. Over time, through education and critical on-the-job training, these workers become specialized team members with increasingly skilled and safe work practices.

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Bo Coon

Garco Construction

Bo Coon

An opportunity for a new career path can come along unexpectedly. That’s what Bo Coon learned when his coworker at Lowe's, who owned a home-remodeling company, introduced Bo to construction and offered him a job.

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Frank Rizik

Farwest Steel

Frank Rizik

Frank works at Farwest Steel, a steel supply, distribution and fabricating company that contracts with the Washington State Convention Center (WSCC) Addition project. Farwest Steel supplies and installs all the concrete reinforcements on the project and has been working on the site since the first foundations were poured.

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Meet Some of Our Women and Minority Business Enterprise Contractors

Victoria Richardson and Mickael Heller

Construction Site Services

Victoria Richardson and Mickael Heller

When people hear the word “construction,” hard hats, concrete pours, hammering and welding are often what come to mind first. They’re less likely to consider toilets. On a site as large as the Washington State Convention Center (WSCC) Addition project, having clean and accessible facilities for hundreds of workers is paramount.

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Catherine Bassetti

Bassetti Photography

Catherine Bassetti

The Washington State Convention Center (WSCC) Addition is well on its way to becoming an iconic structure in Seattle’s downtown core. Catherine Bassetti, Seattle photographer and videographer, is capturing the Addition’s development at every step of the project’s three-plus-year journey.

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Jason Nakamura

1 Alliance Geomatics

Jason Nakamura

Founded by Jason Nakamura, 1 Alliance is a surveying and mapping company that monitors settlement movement during the excavation phase of construction. Using robotic instruments called total stations, 1 Alliance tracks the side slopes and footings of the excavation area 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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Anthony Thompson

KWAME

Anthony Thompson

Quality control is important for any large-scale job. When it comes to the Washington State Convention Center (WSCC) Addition project, which will create 6,000 jobs during construction, that project management assistance becomes even more critical. Luckily, Anthony Thompson and his team at KWAME Building Group are up to the task.

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Barry Cobb

LCS Construction

Barry Cobb

With experience working alongside some of the region’s top companies like Swedish and Vulcan, Barry Cobb is no stranger to major construction projects. As president of general contracting company LCS Construction, Barry’s team specializes in general construction, tenant improvements and construction management.

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Samuel Obunike

O’Bunco Engineering International Inc.

Samuel Obunike

Bounded by four major urban streets and with multiple vehicular access points, including a below-grade loading dock, the 1.4-million-square-foot Washington State Convention Center Addition project requires substantial civil engineering expertise. Samuel Obunike, founder of O’Bunco Engineering International Inc., a full-service, multi-discipline civil engineering firm located in Kent, WA, is up to the challenge.

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Stacy Johnson and Christine Hadman

Auburn Mechanical

Stacy Johnson and Christine Hadman

When the new Summit building welcomes its first customers in early 2022, business will grow substantially at the Convention Center, bringing thousands of new visitors to the region. And with the new building comes the need for a state-of-the-art plumbing system, which is where Auburn Mechanical comes in.

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WSCC offers resources to women and minority businesses to help with project bids, build professional skills or share their stories. Below are a few resources to get started.

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