M-1 Rail informational meeting held to get city Black businesses on board

Michigan Chronicle
February 5, 2014
By, Donald James

The weather was bitterly cold, but not frigid enough to prevent approximately 90 Detroit Black business owners from attending an M-1 Rail Streetcar Project informational meeting, held at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History.

Hosted by the Detroit Black Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, Jan. 30, the meeting served as a provocative forum to help Black entrepreneurs in the city learn more about subcontracting opportunities with the much anticipated M-1 Rail Streetcar Project.

Several members of Stacy and Witbeck, the general transit contracting company hired to build the light rail system, were on hand to give a presentation of what the company was seeking in terms of subcontractors and scope of services.

The presenters from the California-based company included Mike Sander (project engineer), Travis Galvin (project engineer) and Randy Olmstead (construction manager).

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