Melvin Clark Exhibits the Will to Win


Making the Cover of “American DBE” Magazine

A British novelist said, “If you have the will to win, you have achieved half your success; if you don’t, you have achieved half your failure.” Throughout his academic, professional and entrepreneurial journey, Melvin E. Clark, Chief Executive Officer of G.W. Peoples Contracting Co. has exhibited the will to win.

“I am chairman, CEO and owner of G.W. Peoples Contracting. We are the only African American-owned firm in the country that builds railroads,” Clark said. “This fact simply underscores the problems encountered and the progress that has yet to be made if we—minority and women-owned businesses—are to play a meaningful role in building and rehabilitating the transportation infrastructure in America. We have a corporate —and I have a personal—commitment to ensure that our workforce reflects the communities and the ridership that the transit system serves.”

Three decades ago, Clark entered the railroad industry because he saw an opportunity – and had the undeterred will to win.

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G. W. Peoples Contracting Co., Inc., is a national minority-owned company that specializes in heavy and light railroad and transit construction related activities.


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