Oak Creek Wood Products achieves minority certification

 Rafael Guerrero, president and owner of Oak Creek Wood Products, and Anni Guerrero, owner.

OAK CREEK, Wis. — Oak Creek Wood Products has been certified as a Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) by the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC). 

This certification recognizes Oak Creek Wood Products, which has more than 25 years of expertise in the pallet industry, as a minority-owned and operated business that meets the rigorous criteria set forth by the NMSDC.

The certification process for attaining MBE status involves the examination of a company's ownership, management, and operational structure to verify its minority ownership and control. The company said the certification validates Oak Creek Wood Products' commitment to diversity and inclusion, and also highlights the company's dedication to fostering equal opportunities in the business community.

"We are immensely proud to achieve the certification as a Minority Business Enterprise from the NMSDC," said Rafael Guerrero, president and owner of Oak Creek Wood Products. "This recognition reflects our unwavering dedication to fostering diversity and inclusion in the business landscape. We look forward to leveraging NMSDC's resources to further grow and expand our business."

As an MBE, the company gains access to a wide range of benefits and services offered by the NMSDC, including educational programs tailored to enhance business capabilities, procurement opportunities with members of the NMSDC, and networking opportunities to connect with other minority-owned businesses and corporate partners.

Achieving MBE status underscores Oak Creek Wood Products' dedication to excellence and diversity in its operations. By becoming a certified MBE, the company demonstrates its readiness to participate in supplier diversity initiatives and contribute to the economic development of minority communities.


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