MINNEAPOLIS, December 5, 2016—Logistics Planning Services (LPS) announced today that the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) has certified the company as a woman-owned and controlled business.
The official certification comes after a six-month detailed analysis by WBENC in which it examined LPS’s business records and financials. WBENC is also an approved third-party certifier for the United States Small Business Administration (SBA) Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Federal Contract Program.
“As a woman-owned and woman-led company, we are proud to receive the WBENC certification, especially in an industry that’s male dominated,” said CEO Kirsten Castillo Hall. The certification will give LPS many more opportunities for growth within competitive supply chains. “WBENC is committed to connecting both corporate and government members with more women’s business enterprises,” she said.
While LPS continues to be recognized externally for its diversity achievements, the company is making similar inroads internally as well. “We have increased the number of women in our company to 33 percent,” said Hall. But there’s more work to be done; Hall wants half of all the company’s employees to be women. “We value diversity at LPS and look to continue to provide opportunities for women in leadership.”
About Logistics Planning Services (LPS)
As one of the Nation’s fastest growing logistics companies, 30-year-old LPS provides end-to-end transportation management and logistics services for customers in numerous industries throughout the U.S. and overseas. Its range of services includes LTL (less than truckload), TL (truckload), intermodal, expedite, air cargo and projects. With dedicated logisticians and home-grown software to streamline operations, the company’s mission is to simplify the shipping process while providing meaningful cost reduction, time savings and complete visibility to cargo and data throughout the supply-chain. LPS has over 100 employees working in Midwest offices.
To learn more about LPS, visit the company’s website at http://www.shiplps.com/.
About the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (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) nonprofit, partners with 14 regional partner organizations to provide its world class standard of certification to women-owned businesses throughout the country. Outside of the United States, certification is provided by alliance partner, WEConnect International.
Learn more at http://www.wbenc.org