The Minority Business Advocate (MBA) award was presented recently to White-Spunner Construction (WSC) at their Eagle Award ceremony. WSC was chosen because of its commitment to expanding business opportunities for minority-owned businesses. “White-Spunner Construction and John White-Spunner exemplify the essence of the minority business advocate award,” said Darrell Randle, the Chamber’s vice president of small business development. White-Spunner Construction, Inc. is a general contracting, design build and construction management company based in Mobile, Alabama, with branch offices in Austin, TX, and Raleigh, NC. Incorporated in 1981, White-Spunner Construction is committed to safety, quality and integrity. One of the leading construction companies in the Southeast, White-Spunner Construction is licensed in 37 states and works closely with clients on institutional, multi-family, industrial, commercial and healthcare projects. An example of a significant efforts exemplified by White-Spunner Construction is their commitment to working with minority-owned businesses and hosting meetings in its new “green building” to match minority businesses with large companies in the area. WSC president, John White-Spunner is a strategic partner with the Alabama Minority Business Enterprise Center, and has partnered with minority firms to pursue multi-million-dollar construction projects. “From its green building to its efforts to utilize minority-owned businesses as suppliers and partners, White-Spunner is civic-minded with visionary leadership that prefers action over words. These traits combined with John White-Spunner’s Christian values make the White-Spunner Construction a pillar of our community and worthy of the 2009 MBA award,” Randle said.