|By Marketwired .||
|February 21, 2014 09:13 AM EST||
LOS ANGELES, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 02/21/14 -- Tower General Contractors, the largest minority contractor in Los Angeles, announced today that its founder and president, Nato Flores, has been inducted into the Cal Poly Pomona College of Engineering 2014 Hall of Fame. Flores was selected from more than 20,000 alumni to join the Engineering Hall of Fame, which recognizes distinguished engineers and their achievements.
A 1979 mechanical engineering graduate from Cal Poly Pomona, Flores founded Tower General Contractors in 1985. Since then, the company has grown from a two-man operation into a company with more than 40 employees and more than $100 million in projects currently under contract. Flores currently serves on several boards, including the Board of Directors for the Associated General Contractors of California and Cal Poly Pomona School of Engineering Dean's Leadership Board.
"I'm honored to join the prestigious member list of Cal Poly Pomona's Engineering Hall of Fame," said Flores. "My experience at Cal Poly was invaluable, and remains a key factor in Tower's continued growth and success."
About Cal Poly Pomona College of Engineering and Hall of Fame
Part of an ongoing celebration of the university's 75th anniversary and the college of engineering's 55th anniversary, the Hall of Fame marks the college's second major anniversary event, with the remaining initiatives focused on student retention, diversity and enhancing leadership development for engineering students.
Founded in 1957, Cal Poly Pomona College of Engineering maintains one of the most recognized engineering programs in the country. Its undergraduate program ranks third nationally among public universities, master's category, according to the U.S. News & World Report and also boasts the largest mechanical engineering and civil engineering program in all of California.
About Tower General Contractors
Based in Los Angeles, California and founded in 1985, Tower General Contractors (TGC) is the largest minority-owned General Contractor Company in the county of Los Angeles and one of the leading construction firms in California. TGC has a distinguished reputation in construction for key industries including: healthcare, education, entertainment, retail, industrial and defense. Some of the firm's notable projects include: The LAX Theme Building, The Columbia Memorial Space Science Learning Center, The UCLA Astronomy Center, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Emergency Department, the Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center Neo Natal Intensive Care Unit, the American Red Cross Los Angeles Office and The Beverly Hills City Hall remodel. Tower is committed to working with qualified minority and women owned subcontractors on all projects. The company provides services in three key areas: pre-construction, general contracting and design/build. For more information, visit the company's website at www.towergeneralcontractors.com.
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