Meet Sheena Parker, the founder and CEO of 4SYT Industries, a Black woman-owned facility maintenance company based in Atlanta, Georgia. Her company has secured big contracts with major buildings and venues including the Citizens Bank Park in Philadephia in preparation for the 2022 World Series.
Sheena’s company has played a role in the Phillies’ World Series run and she is proud of it. 4SYT is the one responsible for cleaning the Citizens Bank Park before and after the games. Even after a rain cancellation, the crew of 150 members had to pressure wash all the 43,035 seats in the venue, making sure it is ready for the next game.
“My guys work super hard and they work all night,” she told ABC6. “We do pressure washing, trash pickup, and janitorial.”
Parker said her company also prepares the Citizens Bank Park for other concerts and events, not only the World Series. Aside from that, 4SYT is responsible for all state buildings in Delaware and the Atlanta public school system as well as several buildings and venues in 6 states along the East Coast.
Parker takes pride in knowing that her company is only one of the few Black-owned companies to secure such big contracts, which she did not really expect at first. In a field of work dominated by men, Parker, who is also an army veteran, said she is usually the only Black woman, or sometimes even the only woman, when she visits sites. She hopes to encourage more women and minorities who also have big goals.
“We all have the fear,” she said. “And I would just suggest that anyone push through that fear with whatever dream or business that they want to start. They just go ahead and do it.”
For more information about 4SYT Industries, visit 4SYTInd.com