The National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) today announced itâ€™s 2012 “Regional Minority Supplier of Year Winners.” The 16 outstanding Asian, Black, Hispanic and Native American-owned businesses represent a broad range of industries, including construction/general contracting, creative services, facilities maintenance, information technology, security systems, staffing and professional services, and transportation services.
â€śNMSDC is proud to honor this yearâ€™s regional supplier of the year winners,â€ť said NMSDC President Joset B. Wright. â€śThey represent the best-of-the-best among our 16,000 certified minority businesses, providing innovative products and exemplary service to their corporate customers in support of the global supply chain.â€ť
The 16 regional winners are nominated by their corporate customers, and are divided into four classes based on annual sales. NMSDC-certified minority-owned businesses are evaluated on the basis of business growth, development and performance, community service and the ability to overcome challenges brought on by the company ownerâ€™s heritage or background.
Of special note is World Wide Technology in Maryland Heights, Missouri. David L. Steward is co-founder and chairman of this 22-year-old systems integrator company which lists major customers such as AT&T, Boeing, Cisco, Hewlett-Packard, Kaiser Permanente, Lockheed Marten, Microsoft, Pacific Gas& Electric and Wells Fargo. The black-owned company had $2.7 billion in sales in 2011 and is a perennialÂ fixtureÂ atop Black Enterprise magazineâ€™s BE100 list of leading industrial/service enterprises.
The 2012 NMSDC Regional Suppliers of the Year are listed below:
The Bartech Group, Inc.,Â Livonia, Michigan
Pyramid Consulting, Inc.,Â Alpharetta, Georgia
Vision Information Technologies, Inc. dba VisionIT,Â Detroit, Michigan
World Wide Technology, Inc.,Â Maryland Heights, Missouri
Ideal Electrical Supply Corporation,Â Washington, D.C.
Corporate Management, Inc. dba Corporate Services Management LP,Â Tucker, Georgia
KBM Facility Solutions,Â San Diego, California
United Building Maintenance, Inc.,Â Carol Stream, Illinois
Albu & Associates, Inc.,Â Winter Park, Florida
BITHGROUP Technologies Inc.,Â Baltimore, Maryland
KCS,Â St. Paul, Minnesota
RM Executive Transportation dba Mosaic Global Transportation,Â Redwood City, California
Infinity Business Solutions,Â Buena Park, California
Integrated Security Consultants Inc.,Â Tampa, Florida
NIMBUS, Inc.,Â Louisville, Kentucky
Unique Expressions,Â Ferndale, Michigan