“The Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) is proud to certify such an iconic business as Oasis International," commented Pamela Eason, President, WBENC.
Columbus, Ohio (PRWEB) June 09, 2011
Oasis International, a manufacturer and distributor of environmentally-friendly water solutions for businesses and consumers, has received national certification as a Women's Business Enterprise (WBE) by the Ohio River Valley-Women's Business Council, a regional certifying partner of the Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC).
“We are pleased to receive this important certification by WBENC and we are honored to be a part of this great organization that promotes and fosters growth for women-owned businesses," said Lynn Tilton, founder and CEO of Patriarch Partners, whose investment funds are majority owners of Oasis International. "We look forward to building a more expansive relationship with WBENC as we certify more of our portfolio companies and build our own diversity programs within our businesses, creating a network of depth and breadth.”
“The Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) is proud to certify such an iconic business as Oasis International. We look forward to a collaborative partnership with them, as well as with our 11,000 certified women owned businesses throughout the country,” commented Pamela Eason, President, WBENC.
WBENC's national standard of certification implemented by the Ohio River Valley-Women's Business Council is a meticulous process including an in-depth review of the business and a site inspection. The certification process is designed to confirm the business is at least 51% owned, operated and controlled by a woman or women. According to the WBENC, 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.
About Oasis International:
Oasis International, headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, with facilities in Mexico, Ireland and Poland, manufactures and distributes a wide range of water dispensing solutions under the Oasis® and Sunroc® brands. It’s our mission and our passion to provide durable, high quality, technologically advanced, water delivery and filtration products at a value that our customers expect from a global leader in environmentally-friendly water solutions. For information about our company and our products, please visit: http://www.oasiscoolers.com.
About Patriarch Partners, LLC:
Patriarch Partners, LLC, is a private equity firm and holding company managing 74 companies with annual revenues of more than $8 billion. Founded by Wall Street veteran Lynn Tilton in 2000, Patriarch is dedicated to saving American manufacturing jobs by saving American companies that have fallen from economic favor. Since its inception, Patriarch has bought more than 150 companies, and in so doing has saved over 250,000 jobs. Patriarch’s portfolio includes a broad range of industrial concerns including Dura Automotive, American LaFrance, Denali, and MD Helicopters, in addition to iconic American brands such as Rand McNally, Snelling Staffing and Stila Cosmetics. Under Ms. Tilton's leadership, Patriarch has become the largest woman-owned business in America employing more than 120,000 employees. For more information, please visit: http://www.patriarchpartners.com.
The Women's Business Enterprise National Council is the nation's largest third party certifier of businesses owned and operated by women in the United States. WBENC is a resource for the more than 700 US companies and government agencies that rely on WBENC's certification as an integral part of their supplier diversity programs. http://www.wbenc.org/.