Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Milne’s DEI Values

At Milne Electric, Inc., we acknowledge and honor the fundamental value and dignity of all individuals.
Everyone has a right to work, to learn, to be respected, and to be included.

We will create and maintain a workplace and community that includes and strives to advance people from
diverse backgrounds and ethnicities.

Worker Outreach​

We are building our policies and procedures to track and continue to improve our outreach and hiring practices.

MWBE Outreach – We will work hard to maximize opportunities for Minority and Women-owned Business Enterprises and the trades. Milne Electric will continue this work by finding ways to bring MWBE firms and workers onto larger projects to work with us and learn about the industry so they can grow their firms.

Worker Outreach – Milne is reaching out to communities, schools, and training facilities to educate and encourage disadvantaged minorities and women to join the electrical trades. The electrical trades need good people and are lucrative careers.

Partnerships

Jimale Technical Services, LLC (JTI)

Is our DEI partner and guide.  JTS is a highly respected firm led by CEO, Tanya Jimale. Tanya is a degreed Civil Engineer with extensive experience in the construction industry.  

We are partnering with JTI on document control, project engineering, and building diversity.  We are proud to associate with a variety of MWBE associations and will grow these partnerships to continually improve our efforts.

Project
Outreach

Many areas we build in are disadvantaged.  Our people at Milne Electric use these opportunities to hire local minority workers, speak at schools, community centers, colleges, and more to introduce and assist those who may want to consider the trades as a career.

Community
Outreach

We support local community activities in which we build.  We are proud supporters of the Rainier Beach Ravens Junior Football league. Skanska’s Bricks and Books Auction, and Monroe Equity Council, and more.

Union
Outreach

Through our community outreach, we help guide potential electricians by helping them become pre-apprentices.  We often hire individuals early for various positions and provide mentoring so they can see what electricians do first hand.  This regularly leads to apprenticeships and a solid career.  Our goals are to:

Partners in these efforts include:

Jimale Technical Services, Inc. (JTI)

Office of Minority & Women Business Enterprises

IBEW Local 46, 191, 76

Associated General Contractors of America, Inc

Ralph Autore
Structured Cabling Division Manager

As Milne Electric’s Division Manager of Structured Cabling for more than 12 years, he has worked on a wide variety of projects from Boeing and University of Washington to many of our public schools, malls, industrial sites, and data centers.   He likes working at Milne because they are a local company that allowed him to create the department and conduct jobs throughout the greater Seattle area and nationally.

Ralph’s favorite things about working at Milne is the daily teamwork, the relationships, and that Milne cares about their customers first.