Women Owned Business
Aluminum Distributing, Inc.
Certified Woman Business Enterprise
Aluminum Distributing, Inc. (ADI), a wholesale distributor of aluminum for Marine and Industrial uses, headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, has been certified as a business that is owned and controlled by a woman by the National Women Business Owners Corporation (NWBOC), the first national certifier of Women Business Enterprises. Over 700 public and private sector individuals participated in establishing the Standards and Procedures of this rigorous certification review. The goal of the certification program is to streamline the process and increase the ability of women business owners to compete for contracts at a national level.
"Certification provides a marketing opportunity for businesses such as ADI to participate in outreach programs," says Betsy McGee, President. "In addition, this program will enable us to develop strategic relationships with larger firms and government buyers to better service the marketplace."
"NWBOC seeks to increase the ability of women business owners to compete for corporate and government contracts," says Janet Harris-Lange, President of NWBOC. "At the same time, NWBOC also hopes to decrease the number of front operations participating in corporate and government outreach programs."
NWBOC, a national 501(c)3 not-for-profit corporation, was created in response to needs identified by the Procurement Special Interest Group of the National Association of Women Business Owners. The study revealed that the public and Private sector had not received nor recognized the benefits of contracting with women suppliers. This has prevented purchasers from obtaining the best value in their procurement and it has limited women business owners from penetrating these markets. NWBOC seeks to provide more corporations with the opportunity to better their procurement practices, and to women suppliers, the opportunity to compete.
Aluminum Distributing, Inc., established in1958, conforms to the highest standards of business practices. ADI is ISO 9001 certified as well as a recognized QSL distributor and is committed to performing to the highest level of quality and service.
ADI NWBOC Certificate (PDF - 0.98MB)