Monday, July 15, 2013

MRAIL Services earns WBENC national certification

Written by  William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief
Deborah McCurdy, MRAIL Services Deborah McCurdy, MRAIL Services
MRAIL Services, a business specializing in supplying products and services to the transportation industry, has received national certification as a Women’s Business Enterprise by the Ohio River Valley-Women’s Business Council, a regional certifying partner of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC).

MRAIL Services, based in Poland, Ohio, is a distributor of GE LED Lighting Solutions for wayside, crossing, and transit applications and currently represents Plasser American, Roemer Industries, Ningbo Jinding Fasteners Co., Ltd., and ZTSS Bridge Group, according to President Deborah McCurdy. The company supplies maintenance wheels, switch stands, RFIDs, castings, and track materials for maintenance-of-way and mechanical applications. MRAIL additionally supports the industry by being a member of NRC (National Railroad Construction and Maintenance Association), AREMA (Railway Engineering Maintenance-of-Way Association), and LRIW (League of Railway Industry Women).

“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 site inspection,” said McCurdy. “The certification process is designed to confirm that the business is at least 51% owned, operated, and controlled by a woman or women. 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 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 U.S. companies and government agencies that rely on WBENC’s certification as an integral part of their supplier diversity programs.