[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]Pacesetter Steel Service, Inc., the unprecedented leader in innovative solutions in the steel industry, today announced that it has received national certification as a Women’s Business Enterprise by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), making it one of largest companies in the steel industry to receive this prestigious distinction.
WBENC’s national standard of certification is a rigorous process that includes an in-depth review of the business and its legal and financial documents, as well as an in-depth site inspection. The certification process confirms that the business is at least 51% owned, operated and controlled by a woman or women.
Pacesetter began the certification process following the announcement of Aviva Leebow’s accession as the new CEO in September 2014.
Certification helps other companies foster diversity
Unique among steel companies, Pacesetter’s new status helps other companies achieve supplier and vendor diversity objectives by providing a WBENC-certified Steel Service Center with whom they can partner. By including women business enterprises among their suppliers, corporations and government agencies demonstrate their commitment to fostering diversity.
“At Pacesetter, we have a shared vision of leading the industry in innovation and becoming a genuinely collaborative partner with our customers, our suppliers and our community,” said Aviva Leebow. “Our certification will allow us to add even more value to our current customers, helping them reach new markets and their supplier diversity initiatives.”
“Pacesetter Steel Service has been a true partner to Daikin Applied for over 20 years,” says Dave Dickirson, Sr. Director of Purchasing and Logistics at Daikin Applied. “This certification supports Daikin Applied in achieving our supplier diversity goals and exemplifies how Pacesetter continues to find new ways to drive uncommon value for our company.”
WBENC is the nation’s largest third party certifier of businesses owned and operated by women in the United States. WBENC is a resource for nearly 700 U.S. companies and government agencies that rely on WBENC’s certification as an integral part of their supplier diversity programs.
For more information, please go to www.wbenc.org.
About Pacesetter Steel Service
Founded in 1977, Pacesetter is an industry leader because of its unique ability to create and deliver innovative solutions for a multitude of industries. By design, Pacesetter delivers the ultimate customer experience via its closely knit, expert team; game-changing client service, pioneering technology and superior products. With a focus on collaboration, internally and externally, Pacesetter relentlessly pursues new ideas, developing innovative evolutionary solutions. Our tech-forward, Women’s Business Enterprise continues to expand and evolve to meet our growing client base and industry demands.
Headquartered near Atlanta, Georgia, Pacesetter owns and operates service centers outside of Atlanta, Chicago and in Houston. Pacesetter processes and supplies cold rolled, galvanized, galvannealed, galvalume, aluminized, and prepainted steel. Services include coil slitting, cut to length, precision blanking and CNC punching.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]