Swati Daji and Drew Sherrill pose for a photo at Duke Energy's annual Supplier Exchange Forum.

Locke-Lane Construction recognized as Duke Energy’s Diverse Supplier of the Year

Posted at 6:37 PM on Oct 22, 2017

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Locke-Lane Construction Inc., headquartered In Stony Point, recently received the 2017 Diverse Supplier Award of the Year at Duke Energy’s annual Supplier Exchange Forum.

Locke-Lane provides construction, engineering and project management services throughout the Southeast.

The Supplier Exchange Forum is designed to recognize the importance and value Duke Energy places on collaborating with suppliers who support the company’s commitment to include local workers, employ environmental stewardship practices and support of corporate responsibilities.

Duke Energy procured over $10 billon with more than 16,000 suppliers of goods and/or services while powering the lives of its customers and the vitality of its communities. For the second consecutive year, more than $1 billion was spent with minority-, women-, veteran-, service-disabled veteran-owned and HUBZone businesses either directly or through subcontracting.

Locke-Lane Construction, this year’s winner of the Supplier Excellence Award for Diverse Supplier of the Year, is a certified Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) with over 20 years of combined engineering and construction experience.

“We are pleased to recognize Locke-Lane Construction as the 2017 Diverse Supplier of the Year for their distinguished commitment and performance in helping Duke Energy to power the vitality of our communities,” said Swati Daji, Duke Energy’s senior vice president and chief procurement officer.

“Locke-Lane consistently excels in providing services that invest in diverse businesses, create positive local economic benefits and operates in a manner that protects the environment,” said Daji.

Duke Energy has utilized Locke-Lane services on over 100 Duke Energy projects since 2008.

“We are grateful and humbled to be recognized by Duke Energy” said Drew Sherrill, president of Locke-Lane Construction. “The recognition of Veteran and Service Disabled Veteran businesses by Duke Energy demonstrates its commitment to economic growth and prosperity for all diverse suppliers.”

Two other companies received recognition at the Duke Energy’s Supplier Exchange Forum. The Guidant Group won the Corporate Responsibility Supplier of the Year award and AREVA NP was acknowledged as the 2017 Safety Supplier of the Year.

About Duke Energy

Headquartered in Charlotte, Duke Energy is one of the largest energy holding companies in the United States. Its Electric Utilities and Infrastructure business unit serves approximately 7.5 million customers located in six states in the Southeast and Midwest. The company’s Gas Utilities and Infrastructure business unit distributes natural gas to approximately 1.6 million customers in the Carolinas, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee. Its Commercial Renewables business unit operates a growing renewable energy portfolio across the United States.

Duke Energy is a Fortune 125 company traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol DUK. More information about the company is available at duke-energy.com.

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