Nashville, TN (PRWEB) March 27, 2014
Pat Meadows, President of Dixie Graphics Inc. (DG) – Nashville, Tenn., announced the company’s recent WBE certification by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) – effective as of March 11, 2014.
As a brand services partner with consumer packaged goods companies (CPG); packaging printer/converters; and architectural signage fabricators and designers, WBE certification places DG in a select group. According to the Center for Women’s Business Research (nwbc.gov) only 20% of women-owned businesses are categorized as providing professional, scientific, or technical services.
WBENC is the largest third-party certifier of businesses owned, controlled, and operated by women in the United States. WBENC, a national 501(c)(3) non-profit, partners with 14 Regional Partner Organizations to provide its world class standard of certification to women-owned businesses throughout the country. WBENC is also the nation's leading advocate of women-owned businesses as suppliers to America's corporations.
“Dixie Graphics proudly promotes diversity in employment and purchasing, and in doing so, selecting the best,“ Meadows said. “With our WBE certification, we can assure customers of diversity in their own selection of vendors and promote partnering on the basis of best quality and service delivery.”
Diverse supplier base important to CPG’s
Diversity in the CPG industry has grown largely because of groups such as the Network of Executive Women, (newonline.com) founded in 2001 by a group of industry executives who believed there were not enough female leaders in consumer products and retail.
The industry’s largest learning and leadership community, the network has more than 8,000 members, 700 companies, and founding sponsors including CPG global leaders such as PepsiCo Inc., Procter & Gamble, Kraft Food Group Inc., Nestlé Group, Mondelēz, Int’l Inc., and The Coca-Cola Company.
About Dixie Graphics
DG is a brand services partner specializing in end–to-end, value-based solutions in multiple industries. Those industries include consumer packaged goods companies (CPGs), printer/converters, and architectural sign fabricators.
DG’s approach is to implement world-class, LEAN manufacturing principles with a daily goal of Delighting The Customer. DG differentiates with its 110-year experience in prepress and graphic brand solutions in assisting clients’ efforts to grow their businesses.
Located in Nashville, Tenn., the company is a family-owned and WBE-certified business with 60 individuals comprising the DG team. Organizational memberships include PLMA (Private Label Manfacturer Association); FTA (Flexographic Technical Association); ISA (International Sign Association); and SEGD (Society of Environmental Graphic Design).