The team at Tropic Fasteners is excited to announce that we’ve recently been awarded Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) certification by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC).
Founded in 1997, WBENC is the nation’s leader in women’s business development, as well as the leading certifier of businesses owned and operated by women.
With more than 13,000 certified Women’s Business Enterprises, 14 Regional Partner Organizations, and over 300 corporate partners representing some of the most respected brands across the United States, as well as many states, cities and other entities, WBENC also provides Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) certification for the SBA WOSB Federal Contracting Program.
Involving an in-depth business review and site inspection, WBE certification confirms that a business is at least 51% owned, operated, controlled, and managed by one or more women.
The Benefits of WBE Certification
Recognized by thousands of corporations and federal, state, and local governments, WBE-Certified businesses receive access to a comprehensive list of supplier diversity and procurement executives.
Members also have opportunities to pursue business deals with National Corporate Members and/or WBENC-Certified WBEs. At WBENC’s National Conference & Business Fair, companies have the chance to exhibit their products and services while networking with other businesses. WBE-Certified companies also receive access to various mentoring, education, and capacity development opportunities, as well as eligibility to participate in different workshops and events.
Corporations and government agencies that include women-owned businesses among their suppliers clearly illustrate their commitment to fostering diversity within the industrial sphere, assuring clients that they’re partnering with a reputable organization.
Serving a wide range of industries, from aerospace, medical, and avionics to military, machining, and computers, Tropic Fasteners is committed to quality in everything we do.
In addition to our recent Women’s Business Enterprise certification, we're also proud to be compliant with ISO 9001:2008 and ANSI/NCSL Z540-1-1994. All our AN-MS-NAS-NASM-MIL-SPEC fasteners and components are subject to rigorous inspection to ensure optimal quality and reliability.
To learn more about our new Women’s Business Enterprise certification or discuss your fastening needs with an expert, contact our team today.