NEWS & INITIATIVES

Congressional Black Caucus Institute Policy Conference

For many years, GWP Chairman and CEO Melvin Clark has been a featured speaker at the Congressional Black Caucus Institute (CBCI) Tunica Policy Conference, the premier annual policy conference held in Tunica, Mississippi which is intended to elicit diverse thoughts on issues impacting the quality of life in minority communities throughout the U.S.  The Tunica…

G.W. Peoples Contracting Partners with Bronx Design and Construction Academy (BDCA) for Youth Employment Opportunities on WMATA SafeTrack Project

Melvin E. Clark, Jr., Chairman/CEO of African-American owned railroad construction contractor, G.W. Peoples Contracting Co. Inc. (GWP), headquartered in Arlington, VA, is pleased to announce that GWP’s successful partnership with Dwayne Sampson, CEO of the Transportation Diversity Council (TDC), to recruit, hire and train up to 30 Bronx Design and Construction Academy (BDCA) graduates which…

GWP Chairman Melvin E. Clark, Jr. is Keynote Speaker at the Florida Black Expo Business Opportunity Summit

Jacksonville, FL — GWP Chairman and CEO Melvin Clark helped kick off the Florida Black Business Opportunity Summit as featured Guest Speaker at the opening breakfast for the 15th Annual Black Business Expo at the Jacksonville University Club. Mr. Clark was introduced by good friend Nathanial Ford, Chief Executive Officer of the Jacksonville Transit Authority…

Melvin E. Clark Jr. meets with President Obama to advocate on behalf of Small Disadvantaged Businesses

Melvin E. Clark Jr. Mr. Clark, currently Owner, Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer, of G.W. Peoples Contracting Company, Inc. (GWP) has built an impressive three-decade career, building and managing two national rail construction companies. Armed with the spiritual and moral teachings imparted to him by his father, a nationally-known evangelical minister and COGIC Bishop, he…

Do Well by Doing Good…

The 1st African-American Owned Railroad Construction Company In the U.S. by Phyllis Cunningham Valor and integrity are words that come to mind when you meet Melvin E. Clark, Jr. Esq., founding owner of the Metroplex Corporation. A gifted leader, Mr. Clark is currently the Chairman, Cheif Executive Officer, and owner of G.W. Peoples Contracting Company,…

Melvin Clark Exhibits the Will to Win

Making the Cover of “American DBE” Magazine A British novelist said, “If you have the will to win, you have achieved half your success; if you don’t, you have achieved half your failure.” Throughout his academic, professional and entrepreneurial journey, Melvin E. Clark, Chief Executive Officer of G.W. Peoples Contracting Co. has exhibited the will…

Recommendations to CBC Institute’s 21st Century Council

Transportation & Infrastructure – Diversity – Annual Report 2013 Transit We have identified an inequity in the application of Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) participation goals on publically-funded transit projects. Large prime contractors, including railroad construction contractors, exhibit an entrenched reluctance to use non-traditional disciplines to fulfill DBE participation goals. Currently, DBE goals are applied for…

Entrepreneur of the Year

Melvin E. Clark Jr., CEO, G.W. Peoples Contracting Co. Inc. 07.01.2012 | SBN Staff | Pittsburgh | Entrepreneur Of The Year FINALIST / CONSTRUCTION Melvin E. Clark Jr. grew up with the idea that helping people is a good and honorable thing — and he’s incorporated that philosophy into his life in business. The son…

Fast Track to the Future

G.W. Peoples Contracting Company Inc. Fast Track to the Future Produced by Victor Martins & Written by Jeanee Dudley Melvin E. Clark Jr., chairman and CEO of G.W. Peoples Contracting Company Inc. (GWP), has been in the railroad construction business for over three decades. Clark’s experience led GWP to become a national leader in the…

On The Horizon

High-Speed Rail! Time Magazine declares “… high-speed rail is an idea whose time has come… According to Environment America, high-speed rail uses a third less energy per mile than auto or air travel, and a nationwide system could reduce oil use by 125 million bbl. a year. In addition, high-speed rail represents the kind of…
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G. W. Peoples Contracting Co., Inc., is a national minority-owned company that specializes in heavy and light railroad and transit construction related activities.

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