Home Plate Update March 2020 - Page 10

MWBE spotlight The Rios Group Proud of Work on Globe Life Field Project The Rios Group, Inc. is proud to among the hundreds of companies working together to make Globe Life Field in Arlington a reality. TRG, a minority-woman-owned company founded in June 2012, specializes in subsurface utility engineering and utility coordination. As a subcontractor working with Pacheco Koch on the Globe Life Field construction project, TRG was tasked with locating an electric duct that conflicted with a proposed bridge. The Rangers’ new retractable-roof ballpark, which opens this month, is a great addition to The Rios Group’s growing portfolio, President Rosa Navejar said. “We pride ourselves as being one of the many vendors selected to work on the Globe Life Field project. While 10 we work on projects both large and small throughout Texas, this project is so important not only to the entire DFW community, but to so many visitors each year,” Navejar said. As part of its public-private partnership with the City of Arlington to build the ballpark, the Rangers set out to not only to create meaningful opportunities for minority- owned and women-owned businesses to participate in construction, but also to help build their capacity, resources and network. Overall, more than 110 M/WBE firms and 10 advocacy groups worked on the Globe Life Field project, and more than $287 million, or 29 percent, of total awarded contract dollars were awarded to MWBE firms, according to the latest figures. “The commitment that the City of Arlington has made to include M/WBE firms is huge. Many times, we hear that larger firms cannot find M/WBE firms to work with. The outreach and the relationships built has meant a lot to the minority and women business community. You not only talked the talk, but walked the walk as well,” Navejar said. The Rios Group, whose industry recognition includes being named Oncor’s 2017 Rising Star of the Year for Diverse Suppliers and by the City of Dallas- Office of Business Diversity as one of the 2019 4E Award recipients for Excellence, has successfully completed work in Arlington before the ballpark. Other projects have included the McNutt and Northstar elementary schools, sidewalks, and various roadways across the city, including Bowen Road, Wet N Wild Way and Eden Road/New York Avenue. MWBE Fast Facts The City of Arlington is working with the Texas Rangers and The Cordish Companies to ensure the diversity of the workforce for both the future ballpark and the Texas Live! development. TEXAS LIVE! $65,075,880, or 49 percent, of the total awarded contract dollars has been awarded to minority and women-owned businesses as of October 2019. GLOBE LIFE FIELD $287,233,660, or 29 percent, of the total awarded contact dollars has been awarded to MWBE firms as of September 2019.