The Spanish American League Against Discrimination (SALAD) recently honored Adonel President and CEO Luis Garcia for his “Hispanic Entrepreneurial Spirit” at a reception celebrating the organization’s 40th anniversary.
“We believe the founders of Adonel Concrete have made a positive contribution toward the advancement of Hispanics in our community,” said Marcos Regalado, president of SALAD. “Luis has committed himself to promoting our mission as he has grown Adonel Concrete into one of the largest privately-owned concrete companies.”
The Spanish American League Against Discrimination was founded in Miami in 1974 by a group of Hispanic and Cuban-American residents of South Florida as a response to the under representation at the time of Hispanics in the school system, local government and the judicial system. For 40 years, SALAD has been formative in challenging discriminatory practices in housing, employment, education and immigration. Today, the organization continues its mission to advocate for a vibrant and prosperous South Florida community.
Headquartered in Miami-Dade County, Adonel Concrete was founded in 1984 and currently has a total of 12 concrete plants: four in Miami-Dade County, one in Broward County, two in Palm Beach County, two in St. Lucie County and three in Haiti. It has more than 210 employees and a fleet of 120 trucks.