Houston's Headworks named among Top 500 woman-owned businesses
In recognition of the economic power of multicultural businesses, DiversityBusiness.com, the nations' leading multicultural B2B online portal, recently named Headworks Inc., run by CEO Michele LaNoue, as one of the top women-owned businesses in the United States...
HOUSTON, Dec. 17, 2004 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- In recognition of the economic power of multicultural businesses, DiversityBusiness.com, the nations' leading multicultural B2B online portal, recently named Headworks Inc. as one of the top women-owned businesses in the United States.
A Head Above the Rest
"Headworks' team is deeply honored by this award and is committed to maintaining the excellence that allowed us to achieve this recognition," stated CEO Michele LaNoue.
With over 75 years of experience, Headworks Inc. (www.headworksusa.com) is one of the nation's leading supplier of municipal water and wastewater screening systems with installations in more than 20 countries. Dependable engineering, quality workmanship and superior technology represent a significant advance in screening technology worldwide. Continued quality customer service and commitment to research and development keep Headworks at the forefront of excellence.
The Div500 is the 5th annual listing of the nation's top 500 women-owned businesses. Ranging in revenue size from $12 million to over $1 billion, the companies listed on the Div500 represent the nation's top multicultural earners and challenge the long-held notion that a diversity-owned business is small or insignificant.
The Power of Diversity Business
It is no longer just "the right thing" to do business with diversity suppliers. Affected by recent economic and demographic trends and changes, corporations throughout the country are realizing that diversity in suppliers positively impacts their business. Diversity-owned businesses contribute over $1.4 trillion in sales to the U.S. economy.
"Diversity businesses are a growing force in the U.S. economy, and a force to be reckoned with," said Kenton Clarke, CEO of Computer Consulting Associates International, the company that built DiversityBusiness.com. "It's no longer only about the Fortune 500, or the Fortune 5000. This is a whole business segment that can carry its own, that provides jobs and valuable products and services, and generates wealth for their communities. These are the new leaders of American business."
The Div500 is a classification that represents the top 500 diversity-owned (women, Blacks, Hispanics, Asians, Native Indian and other minority groups) businesses in the U.S., in sectors such as technology, manufacturing, food service and professional services. Large organizational buyers throughout the country that do business with multicultural and women-owned businesses use the list. The Div500 is produced annually by DiversityBusiness.com, the nation's leading multicultural B2B Internet portal that links large organizational buyers to multicultural product and service suppliers.
The winning companies will be honored at a special awards ceremony at DiversityBusiness.com's 5th Annual Multicultural Business Conference, taking place March 30-April 2 at the Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Conn.
"The Div500 companies are the heroes of women-owned business in America," Clarke said. "While Fortune magazine lists the best companies for minorities to work for, we list the top businesses owned by minorities. These are the people that have conquered the hurdles and made the sacrifices, building and strengthening their communities, providing jobs and helping to keep the fabric of the U.S. economy together."
For the complete list of winning companies, please visit: www.diversitybusiness.com
Launched in 1999, with over 25,000 members, DiversityBusiness.com is the largest organization of diversity-owned businesses throughout the United States that provide goods and services to Fortune 1000 companies, government agencies and colleges and universities. The site has gained national recognition and has won numerous awards for its content and design. DiversityBusiness.com is produced by Computer Consulting Associates International Inc. (CCAii.com) of Southport, Conn. CCA was founded in 1980 by CEO Kenton Clarke.