Bethesda, MD. March 25, 2015 – Turner Construction Company is pleased to announce the completion of the 2014 Leadership Turner project. Leadership Turner strives to form a solid cultural foundation for our new employees at Turner Construction Company. This program encourages new employees to understand Turner’s high priority of giving back to the community.
This year’s class selected to work with the National Center for Children and Families (NCCF) and its mission to create total, healthy living environments for vulnerable children, youth and families, and the quality of life which empowers their ability to thrive and demonstrate responsibility. The project focused on two kitchen renovations in the dorms that house male youth in the Greentree Adolescent Program (GAP), ranging from ages 13-20 on the NCCF campus. The Leadership Turner team coordinated the construction process, raised over $21,000 and completed the project in just over a week. “Turner has been great during the renovation process. From the beginning, they have been on time and worked hard to get the kitchen done. I can’t say enough how great amazing their team has been throughout the project,” said Paye Tingba, GAP’s Program Director.
The kitchen will be used for programs such as Bistro Boyz, which is organized by the Junior Woman’s Club of Chevy Chase and teaches residents the cooking skills necessary to develop healthy lifestyle habits. According to Tingba, the kitchen will also be used heavily on the weekends, “Our residents and staff use the kitchen to cook breakfast, lunch and dinner on the weekends. From a life skills standpoint, it’s crucial for our residents to have a place where they can learn to cook their own healthy meals.”
To learn more about the GAP program, please visit www.nccf-cares.org.
About Turner Construction Company
Turner is a North America-based, international construction services company. Founded in 1902, Turner first made its mark on the industry pioneering the use of steel-reinforced concrete for general building, which enabled
the company to deliver safer, stronger, and more efficient buildings to clients. The company continues to embrace emerging technologies and offers an increasingly diverse set of services. With an annual construction volume of $9 billion, Turner is the largest builder in the United States, ranking first in the major market segments of the building construction field, including healthcare, education, sports, commercial, and green building. The firm is a subsidiary of HOCHTIEF, a publicly traded company, and one of the world’s leading international construction service providers. For more information please visit www.turnerconstruction.com.
HOCHTIEF is one of the most international construction groups worldwide. The company delivers complex ifrastructure projects, in some cases on the basis of concession models. The Group operates in the transportation infrastructure, energy infrastructure and social/urban infrastructure segments as well as in the contract mining business. With nearly 81,000 employees and a sales volume of more than EUR 25 billion in FY 2013, HOCHTIEF is represented in all the world’s major markets. With its subsidiary Leighton, the Group is market leader in Australia. In the USA, the biggest construction market in the world, HOCHTIEF is the No. 1 general builder via its subsidiary Turner and, with Group company Flatiron, ranks among the most important players in the field of transportation infrastructure construction. Because of its engagement for sustainability, HOCHTIEF has been listed in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes since 2006. Further information is available at www.hochtief.com/press.
About The National Center for Children and Families
Founded in 1915 as an orphanage in the District of Columbia, NCCF is a private, nonprofit child and family welfare agency with a commitment to serving poor, disadvantaged, abused, neglected and/or abandoned children, youth, and their families. Current program services include emergency shelters and transitional housing for homeless families, a high-intensity therapeutic group home, therapeutic and traditional foster care and adoption, independent living for youth transitioning to adulthood, teen parent services, and community-based prevention services that promote academic achievement, parental involvement, economic and vocational stability, and healthy families. Our programs have become social service models, redefining both NCCF’s reputation and the agency’s position in the human service continuum in the Washington Metropolitan Region.
Source: Turner Construction Company