(Saginaw, MI) -The Detroit Tigers, along with Major League Baseball, have chosen Caravan Facilities Management, LLC to be the recipient of the 8th Annual Jackie Robinson MVDBP Award (Most Valuable Diverse Business Partner). Caravan has provided custodial services to Comerica Park for the past three seasons.
In 1998, Baseball Commissioner Allan H. “Bud” Selig authorized the creation of MLB’s Diverse Business Partners Program. The program is dedicated to establishing and growing new and existing partnerships with minority and women-owned businesses. Their goal is to increase business opportunities within MLB for minority and women-owned businesses. In 2004, Commissioner Selig announced that every April 15th would be dedicated to honor Robinson’s impact on baseball and American society. On this day, all MLB players, coaches and umpires wear his Number 42. The Jackie Robinson MVDBP award is a key component in the program to honor top performing minority/women-owned business partners.
“We are extremely honored to receive this award from the Detroit Tigers and Major League Baseball,” says Caravan Chairman/CEO Brandon J. Bordeaux. “I just want to thank the Tigers and Major League Baseball for this award. Also, I would like to thank all of our hard working employees who made this recognition possible.”
Brandon J. Bordeaux, was scheduled to accept the award during an on-field ceremony at Comerica Park on Tuesday the 15th, which is “Jackie Robinson Day” throughout Major League Baseball. However, due to inclement weather, the game was cancelled.
Caravan Facilities Management, LLC was established in 1997, and certified by the Michigan Minority Supplier Development Council as a minority owned business. With a corporate office in Saginaw, MI, facility management services are provided to clients in several industries throughout the United States. To learn more about Caravan visit www.caravanfm.com.
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