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#Flint: Black Women-Owned Construction Company Awarded Contract to Replace Contaminated Water Pipes

Kirsten West Savali, The Root on May 21, 2017

WT Stevens Construction, a construction management and services firm based in Flint, Mich., is the only black-owned company to be awarded a service contract to replace contaminated water pipes across the city.

The Network Journal reports that WT Stevens is "one of just four companies recently contracted-under a court order-to replace more than 18,000 lead corroded pipes."

The family-owned company was founded by W.T. Stevens in the late 1990s. When Stevens died in 2002, Rhonda Grayer and her seven siblings joined together and began the work of continuing his legacy.

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