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CERM 25th Anniversary marked by Milestone National Award

Updated: Aug 31, 2020

U.S. Department of Commerce’s Minority Business Development Agency names Corporate Environmental Risk Management (CERM) Minority Construction Firm of the Year

Atlanta, GA: U.S. Department of Commerce’s Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) has honored Atlanta-based program management and engineering firm, CERM, with its highest level of national recognition for a minority-owned firm.

Corporate Environmental Risk Management (CERM) was awarded the Minority Construction Firm of the Year on August 6th, 2020. This award is presented to a minority-owned firm that has achieved outstanding success in private and public construction projects and has exhibited revenue and job growth over a sustained period.

Because of COVID-19, MBDA will honor award winners in a virtual “How I Did It” interview series during MED Week 2020, a week-long virtual event scheduled for September 13-19, 2020.

Only ten companies receive the national MBDA recognition in the areas of exports, manufacturing, health services, innovative technology, marketing, professional services, veteran-owned firms, and the Robert J. Brown Minority Enterprise of the Year, in addition to construction. On its website, MBDA noted that “minority communities and businesses have been particularly hurt and continue to face enormous challenges due to COVID-19. This year, in particular, MBDA would like to highlight businesses that have developed and implemented innovative solutions that promote business continuity and the ability to thrive through the challenges.”

The MBDA National Minority Enterprise Development Week Awards are the highest level of national recognition that a U.S. minority-owned firm can receive from the U.S. Department of Commerce.

“It is an honor and a true testament to the hard-working professionals at CERM that serve our clients and the community every day for the last 25 years,” said Albert Edwards, Founder and Managing Director of CERM. “This year is our 25th anniversary and we are eternally grateful to our team and customers that have invested in us. This combination not only drives our success here at CERM, but our efforts benefit the community as a whole.”

About CERM: Since 1995, CERM has provided customized solutions to its energy, environmental, facilities, federal, transportation, and water resources clients throughout the Southeastern United States. Headquartered in Atlanta, DeKalb County, Georgia with branch offices in Alabama and Florida, CERM is vested in helping clients protect their interests through an interdisciplinary approach involving the planning, design, and construction of their projects. CERM offers a collaborative approach to address its client’s specific construction management, program management, and engineering needs while supporting workforce and economic development.


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