At Messer, we hold Economic Inclusion as a core value.

Economic Inclusion provides sustainability, long-term growth and success. The primary and single most important element for successful Economic Inclusion is to have commitment from the top leaders within a company. Economic Inclusion is achieved at Messer because it is a corporate business goal that’s driven from our President and CEO, Tom Keckeis, and the Executive Management team. As advocates for Economic Inclusion, they ensure that all Messer employees understand that these business goals are essential to the success of Messer, and they emphasize strong encouragement, commitment and accountability in meeting these goals.

Economic Inclusion is the lifeline of our future. It’s not just something that we say we do; it is a key component of our business plan, and is critical to the economic vitality of the rich mix of diverse communities and customers that we serve.CEO and President, Tom Keckeis.

To Messer, Economic Inclusion means concentrating on three key areas:

  • Supplier Diversity - introducing diverse subcontractors to bid on Messer projects
  • Workforce Diversity - providing an outstanding environment for long-term professional growth for high-performing construction professionals. We will continue to work towards attracting talented people from diverse backgrounds with the goal of reflecting the demographics of the communities we serve
  • Community Engagement - actively engaging and investing in the communities that we serve

If we are to sustain growth and continue to compete in this ever-changing business environment, it is imperative that our Economic Inclusion initiatives continue to support and uplift the communities in which we live and work.

Vice President, Chief Inclusion & Diversity Officer, Stanford Williams, Jr., believes in supporting the growth and development of our industry’s diverse business partners and workforce. It creates sustainable change and leads to an improved quality of life for all citizens. To him, Economic Inclusion is an opportunity, not only for Messer, but for everyone.