We recognize the importance of diverse minds, experience, cultures and businesses. We are committed to creating an environment that attracts and supports talented people, without regard to race, creed or ethnicity.
Messer is committed to leadership in creating economic opportunities for all segments of our regional communities. We believe sustainable change requires strategic relationships and a commitment of resources and capital. Messer's objective is to grow the resources and capacity within our communities' minority-owned business enterprises (MBEs) and woman-owned business enterprises (WBEs).
Developing strategic relationships with high-performing certified Minority Business Enterprises (MBE) and Women Business Enterprises (WBE) creates a competitive advantage that will better serve our customers. Messer's objective is to grow the resources and capacity within our communities' MBEs and WBEs. In fiscal year 2012, more than $85 million dollars, or 11.66% of Messer's total outside purchases, were spent with certified M/WBEs. Our goal is to have participation on every project.
Messer competes for high-performing subcontractors, which are the foundation of our ability to deliver on our commitments.
Developing strategic relationships with high-performing minority-and-women-owned subcontractors helps create a competitive advantage that will both better serve our customers and grow our market share.
Step 1: Certification
MBE/WBEs who are interested in doing business with Messer must first be certified. We accept certifications from the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) and its regional chapters, the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) and its regional chapters as well as any federal, municipal, or state certifications.
For additional information, download the list of approved MBE and WBE certifying agencies.
Step 2: Subcontactor Vendor Form
Copies of your certifications, completed subcontractor vendor forms, and any other pertinent materials should be mailed to Cindy Lyons at the contact information below.
Step 3: Meet with Us
The key to the relationship is finding the proper "fit" - where the capabilities and expertise of the subcontractor - meet Messer's need and expectations. Our staff assesses the prospective business relationship to create the best solution for Messer, the subcontractor and the owner-client.
Therefore, Messer encourages potential subcontractors to schedule a personal meeting to discuss specific areas of expertise. This allows Messer's EI department to identify key opportunities and individuals to provide the best opportunity to be successful business partners. To schedule an appointment, please contact:
Economic Inclusion Coordinator
Messer Construction Co.
5158 Fishwick Drive
Cincinnati, OH 45216
Phone: (513) 242-1541
Fax: (513) 242-6467
Supplier Diversity Leadership Team
Messer's Supplier Diversity Leasership Team is comprised of Executives and Managers from each region. Members are responsible for being the messengers, voice and energy to help drive Supplier Diversity initiatives and ensure that best practices are implemented consistently.
Corporate - Niki Krebs, Sarah Stegman, Matthew Verst, Sonya Walton, Stanford Williams, Tiffany Witham
Cincinnati - J. Stephen Eder, Gregory Herrin
Charlotte - Steve Keckeis, Tony Stamper
Columbus - Robert Verst Jr., Ken Miller
Dayton - Kevin Cozart
Indianapolis - Steven Bestard
Knoxville - Douglas Downey
Lexington - Mark Hill
Louisville - David Miller, Justin Keeton
Nashville - Chris Steigerwald