Metcon Construction

M/WBE

 

“Minority Firms Doing Business with Minority Firms”  


Minority business is our business.

Our commitment to minority business development transcends arbitrary goals; it’s about developing lasting relationships with the minority subcontracting community, nurturing and assisting the next generation of minority business owners, and working to ensure previously un-served populations gain access to desperately needed opportunities.  It’s about fostering an environment of inclusion that positively impacts the communities we work in. 

 

Our approach to minority business development is anchored in the following values: community development; inclusion; opportunity; and reciprocity.  These values shape the way we work.  We are committed to increasing minority communities’ capacity to succeed.  We believe minority subcontractors and supplier’s ability to participate and meaningfully contribute in our local economies is fundamental to community growth, equality and prosperity.  Furthermore, we are committed to recycling dollars in the communities where we work in a continual effort to combat systemic poverty.

 

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Metcon is 100% American Indian owned and operated. Our corporate office is headquartered in Pembroke, NC, which is home to the largest American Indian tribe east of the Mississippi River, the Lumbee.  In August 2011, we were awarded “National Minority Construction Firm of the Year” by the MBDA of the U.S. Department of Commerce for our growth and volume as a minority prime contractor, and our commitment to helping smaller HUB firms. 

 

FAQ:

 

What is the definition of a Historically Underutilized Business (HUB)?

A business that is fifty-one (51%) owned, managed and controlled day-to-day by one of the following:  Black, Hispanic, Asian-American, American Indian, Female, Disabled-Owned, Disabled Business Enterprise or Socially and Economically Disadvantaged as defined in 15 U.S.C. 637.

 

How do I become HUB-certified (Historically Underutilized Business-certified)?

  1.  Access the state of North Carolina’s HUB Website at: http://www.doa.nc.gov/HUB/programs.aspx?pid=certification
  2.  Select – “SWUC Application” and follow the directions at the top of that document to initiate the HUB Certification Process 

 

Are HUB and HUB Zone the same thing?

No.  HUB (Historically Underutilized Business) is a term used and defined by the state of North Carolina to categorize historically underutilized vendors.  It is only a state designation. Certification provides greater exposure to bid opportunities for State goods and services and construction projects.

 

HUB Zone (Historically Underutilized Business Zones) is a federal program that helps small businesses in urban and rural communities gain preferential access to federal procurement opportunities. These preferences go to small businesses that obtain HUBZone certification in part by employing staff who live in a HUBZone. The company must also maintain a "principal office" in one of these specially designated areas. This program is overseen by the United States Small Business Administration.

 

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