Headworks® Inc., a leading manufacturer of screens and screenings handling equipment, recently received certification from the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) as a nationally recognized Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE).
The WBENC certification for women-owned businesses is the most recognizable and sought after designation of its kind. In order to receive the certification, Headworks had to complete a rigorous, multi-faceted business application and review process conducted by a trained Certification Review Committee to verify that the company is at least 51% owned, operated, and controlled by a woman or a group of women.
“We couldn’t be more proud to add this certification to our growing number of achievements,” said Michele LaNoue, President and CEO of Headworks Inc. “As a certified woman-owned business, Headworks Inc. will be able to bid for opportunities where funding has been specifically designated for minority businesses. Coupled with our market-leading equipment, the WBENC certification is a distinct competitive advantage for our company.”
The WBENC provides and manages the development, enforcement, and implementation of its world-class certification, which is nationally accepted by thousands of major corporations and a select group of government entities. The certification program provides government-owned procuring agencies with a tool to help meet their Women Owned Small Business (WOSB) contracting goal of 5% of prime contracting dollars being awarded to WOSBs. This also restricts competition to qualified WOSBs and Economically Disadvantaged Woman Owned Small Businesses (EDWOSB) to help increase their success to compete for and win federal contracts.
About Headworks Inc.
Headworks is a leading engineering and manufacturing company supplying screens and screenings handling equipment to municipal and industrial facilities around the world. The Mahr Bar Screen sets the standard for withstanding extreme conditions and leads an impressive lineup of screening equipment for a wide variety of applications. Coarse screens, fine screens, conveyors and compactors – Headworks offers solid screening performance.
About the WBENC
The Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), founded in 1997, 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 and partners with 14 Regional Partner Organizations to provide its world class standard of certification to women-owned businesses throughout the country.