The MBE/WBE certification will enable us to both expand our business and create new jobs as well as to better serve our customers by helping them meet their supplier diversity initiatives.
West Springfield, MA (PRWEB) May 29, 2013
Greenough Packaging & Maintenance Supplies, Inc., a leading regional distributor of shipping, safety, break room, janitorial, cleaning and facility maintenance supplies was recently certified as a Minority and Woman-Owned Business Enterprise by the State of Massachusetts Supplier Diversity Office of the Commonwealth's Operational Services Division (OSD).
The OSD's standard of certification is a rigorous process that includes an in-depth review of the business as well as a site inspection. The certification process is designed to confirm that the business is at least 51% owned, operated and controlled by a woman or women.
Greenough became a woman-owned business when controlling interest in the company was acquired by Sandy Cassanelli in 2004. As the majority shareholder and CEO of Greenough, Sandy provides strategic direction to the organization and oversees Operations, Accounting, and Human Resources. “I am delighted that Greenough has been certified as a woman-owned business enterprise," says Cassanelli.
By including women-owned businesses among their vendors, corporations and government agencies demonstrate their commitment to fostering diversity and the continued development of their supplier/vendor diversity programs.
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts Operational Services Division (OSD) is the Commonwealth's central procurement and contracting office. In 2010 Governor Patrick signed Executive Order 523 establishing a Small Business Purchasing Program (SBPP) in Massachusetts. The mission of the SBPP is to support the existence and growth of small businesses in Massachusetts by directing state spending for non-construction goods and services to SBPP-participating vendors. The OSD is responsible for SBPP development and implementation including policies, training, capacity-building and annual benchmarks.
Greenough Packaging and Maintenance Supplies Inc. is a distributor of shipping, safety, break room, janitorial, cleaning and facility maintenance supplies. We also concentrate on sustainable “green” products as alternatives to traditional supply items in the janitorial, cleaning, packaging and shipping supply product categories.
Greenough serves customers from a broad range of markets throughout the United States including: manufacturing, education, property management, retail, medical, food processing, fulfillment, commercial cleaning and distribution. In addition, we provide custom packaging and food packaging solutions. We have in-depth knowledge of the products we provide, the applications they are used for and the best vendors that supply those products at the most cost effective prices.