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INTREN & Trice Construction Launch Partnership on Ameren Corporation’s Manhole Replacement Project

INTREN and Trice Construction, a Chicago-based minority contractor, have officially started work with Ameren Corporation to rebuild and upgrade manholes in the St. Louis, Missouri area. Trice Construction will serve as a subcontractor for INTREN for the first year of this multi-year blanket contract. INTREN will provide professional guidance and leadership throughout the year, assisting Trice Construction in their efforts to become a prime contractor.

Last year, INTREN received Ameren Corporation’s first “Corporate Partner of the Year” award for its efforts and leadership in mentoring second tier MWBE companies. This award recognizes companies for their efforts to proactively support, mentor and provide the necessary resources to minority diversified companies such as Trice Construction.

“It is an honor to work with a company such as INTREN and Trice Construction that are willing to lend a helping hand,” said INTREN’s St. Louis-based Account Manager, Steve Littrell. “All of us at INTREN take pride in our culture of stewardship and diversity mentorship program. It is a program like this that helps us stand out and grow diversity within the industry.”

As a result of the diversity mentorship program, INTREN has vetted over 70 suppliers and worked with 42, two of which achieved prime contractor status.

Last year, INTREN successfully mentored Trice Construction during a project in downtown Chicago, Illinois. With its civil construction workload increasing, INTREN introduced Trice Construction to Ameren Corporation to help the minority contractor achieve prime contractor status. Ameren Corporation serves approximately 2.4 million electric customers and 900,000 natural gas customers between Missouri and Illinois.