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IN SEPTEMBER OF 2012 ED GARDNER FOUNDER OF SOFT SHEEN PRODUCTS LED A MARCH ON THE STERLING BAY DEVELOPMENT IN EVERGREEN PARK ILLINOIS FOR CONSTRUCTION JOBS AND CONTRACTS FOR BLACKS MALL TENANTS ROSS CLOTHS, MICHAEL'S CRAFTS AND MEIJERS ALL HAVE HIRED CONTRACTED WITH BLACKS. MENARDS HAS REFUSED TO EVEN MEET.

BOYCOTT MENARD AT 91ST AND WESTERN IN EVERGREEN PARK ILLINOIS. MENARDS TO DATE HAS REFUSED TO DISCUSS HIRING BLACK CONSTRUCTION WORKERS.

MR. GARDNER SAID THAT 'I HOPE YOU REALIZE, THAT THE BUILDING YOU ARE CONSTRUCTING WILL BE A EMPTY BUILDING IF THEIR ARE NO BLACK MEN AND WOMEN BUILDING IT'.

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Anonymous
#692126

They have team that they hire to go and build all the stores the same. They were'nt refusing to hire locals, no matter who they were.

Anonymous
#649602

BLACK CONSTRUCTION WORKERS? ReallY?

The construction workers don't work for Menards. Their boss signs a contract to build or remodel the store. They work for a General Contractor with his own federal tax id number, insurance and scope of work.

Are you kidding me? Get a life bro.

Anonymous
#649418

well I was just at the store and it was so crowded I spent 45 minutes in line. people are driving around the lot trying to find a spot to park. I guess the boycott was a success (LOL)

Anonymous
#648614

You can't be serious. Menards is a privately owned company, that has the ability to get construction materials on the cheap because it's a home improvement store.

Menards is not going to change the process of building their buildings just because you think they should. You're very STUPlD if you think Menards would waste time meeting with anyone on such issues. The founder of Menards is the richest man in Wisconsin and a hardcore republican. He will do whatever it takes to keep cost down so he can have more money.

Next time you come ranting and raving on here about BS you should educate yourself more on the company you're ranting and raving about. Also the more accepted classification is African American not Black.

justice1982
#648608

Well.....Menards bids out all jobs. If you (black men and women) are giving them the best bid with the best references, then you get the job.

If you don't have the best value of service, then you don't get it.

Perhaps your issues should be directed to the General Contractor of the companies bidding construction jobs. Or better yet, stop being racist.....Menards has.

Anonymous
#654670
@justice1982

Very well put justice1982