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Thank you to our Sponsor: Messer Construction

Memorial Hall Featured Sponsor: Messer Construction Co.

Programming at Memorial Hall would not be possible without generous donations from our sponsors. Messer Construction Co. has been a large supporter of the hall for several years. Even in these unprecedented times they continue to provide financial support to Memorial Hall and other organizations. When you look at the actions and investment Messer has provided in the areas of inclusion, education, workforce development and support for Minority- and Women-owned businesses, you will find they consistently demonstrate how much they value our community.

We are honored to partner with Messer and wanted to share how they make an impact at Memorial Hall as well as the Tri-state.

Messer’s Commitment to Economic Inclusion

Messer is a construction manager and general contractor providing leadership for complex commercial construction projects. This employee-owned company, is headquartered in Cincinnati with offices across 10 regions in the Midwest and Southeast. Messer’s purpose is to build better lives for customers, communities and each other. This is put into action through Messer’s focus on minority and female youth and adults and includes cultivating interest in STEM-related career opportunities and engaging Minority- and Women-Owned business enterprise subcontractors and suppliers.

Notable Accomplishments:

CPS Strong: Partnership with Schaefer and the University of Cincinnati’s College of Engineering and Applied Sciences to support a new summer physics course for Cincinnati Public Schools (CPS) high school students.

STEM Goes Red: Messer hosts female high schoolers for a career panel and tour of Messer’s headquarters in conjunction with the American Heart Association.

Rosie’s Girls: Messer partners with the YWCA, which runs a STEM-focused day camp for middle school girls to learn plumbing, welding, electrical trades and carpentry.

Scholarships: Provided more than $128,000 of academic scholarships to minority and female students seeking engineering and other STEM/construction-related degrees.

Uptown Workforce Development Initiative (UWDI): Program puts minority and female residents on a path to sustainable, full-time employment while helping to overcome potential barriers like transportation and housing.

Minority- and Women-owned Business Enterprises: 2019 supplier diversity spend was $201 million (18.63% spend of total purchases).

Messer Construction Co. Foundation: Awarded more than $1.4 million in grants since 2005 supporting organizations that advance areas of economic inclusion, education and workforce development.

Messer’s commitment to lead change for diversity, equity and economic inclusion remains unwavering throughout their company, projects and communities. Learn more about Messer’s efforts by visiting

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