Introduced to the 111th Congress on September 15, 2010, Representative Keith Ellison paid tribute to our founder Mr. Fred Shaw. The text of the document follows:
PROCEEDINGS AND DEBATES OF THE 111tb CONGRESS, FIRST SESSION
WASHINGTON, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15,2010
House of Representatives
MOURNING THE PASSAGE OF MY FRIEND FRED SHAW
Hon. Keith Ellison of Minnesota
In The House Of Representatives
Madam Speaker: It is with great sadness I rise today to mourn the passing of my friend Fred Shaw.
A stand-out student in China, Fred first came to the United States seeking an advanced degree in Civil Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He moved to the Twin Cities in 1947 to complete a Ph.D. at the University of Minnesota.
Fred made his first mark on the Minnesota business community in 1974 when he co-founded the Shaw-Lundquist Contracting firm, which stands presently as one of the most prominent general contractors in Minnesota and is the largest Asian American-owned Contractor in the nation. The motto of his company, "Be honest, fair, and reliable and treat people right," is a lesson in which everyone can find truth. In addition to his business endeavors, Fred played a pivotal role in the advancement of minorities in business having been a founding member of the National Association of Minority Contractors (NAMC) of Minnesota and the Chinese American Business Association. Fred's dedication and tireless work will continue to inspire minority groups in the business community for years to come.
Furthermore, Fred will be remembered as a great supporter of international education. He and his wife Jennie established a scholarship with the University of Minnesota China Center which helps send students to China for academic study.
Madam Speaker, Minnesota has lost atrue trailblazer in the promotion of minority businesses with the passing of Fred Shaw.
Member of Congress
About Shaw-Lundquist Associates, Inc.
Shaw-Lundquist is a Leading General Contractor in the Metro Area. They are also the largest Minority-owned Contractor in the Midwest and are the largest Asian-owned Contractor in the Nation. They provide General Construction, Construction Management at Risk, Agency Construction Management and Design-Build construction services, and are proven performers on large and complex projects. Started in 1974 by Fred Shaw, the company has grown to over $75 million in revenues. For more information, visit www.shawlundquist.com.