PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla., May 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Dycom Industries, Inc. (NYSE: DY) announced today that Verizon Communications Inc. has recognized its outstanding efforts in incorporating minority-and women-owned suppliers into Dycom's supply chain. For 2012, Dycom increased its Tier 2 diversity spend on Verizon's behalf by over 100 percent. At a ceremony on May 14, 2013, Dycom's Chief Operating Officer, Tim Estes, received Verizon's award for "Performance Excellence – Supplier Diversity 2012." John Livecchi, Verizon Sourcing Director stated, "Dycom provides vital Outside Plant Services throughout the country and is a valued partner. This award recognizes the great strides they made in 2012 in incorporating certified minority-owned suppliers into their supply chain." Tim Estes commented, "Dycom has a long history of serving Verizon and sincerely appreciates the trust Verizon has placed in us as a partner. We will continue to strive to promote diversity in everything we do." Dycom is a leading provider of specialty contracting services. These services, which are provided throughout the United States and in Canada, include engineering, construction, maintenance and installation services to telecommunications providers, underground facility locating services to various utilities, including telecommunications providers, and other construction and maintenance services to electric and gas utilities and others. SOURCE Dycom Industries, Inc.