Greenville, SC - Dec. 1, 2009 - - Kellett Enterprises, an international business that creates and manufactures solutions to noise and vibration in industrial and retail applications, has received national certification as a Women's Business Enterprise by the Women's Business Enterprise National Council, (WBENC).
WBENC's national standard of certification is a meticulous process including an in-depth review of the business and on-site inspection. The certification process is designed to confirm the business is at least 51 percent 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. The certification program increases the ability of women business owners to compete for contracts at a national level.
"Certification provides a marketing opportunity for woman owned business enterprises to participate in outreach programs," said Claudia Kellett-McNabb, president and CEO of Kellett Enterprises. "Opportunities like this enable us to develop relationships with larger companies and to create opportunities for future partnerships in both the public and private sectors."
Kellett Enterprises began as Loom Products Company in 1960 to manufacture and distribute textile machinery, accessories, and supplies. In the late1960s, Kellett developed and patented the LP-13 Shake Absorber® Vibration Isolation Pad, which is still sold globally and recommended by many of today's large weaving machinery and other equipment manufacturers.
The LP-13® Pad was the first three-layer shake absorber patented in the United States. Today, it is the most widely acclaimed vibration isolation pad in the world, as it effectively absorbs vibration and noise that causes excessive wear and downtime. Kellett is also maker of the KE Shake Away(TM) Pads, designed specifically to resolve vibration, walking and noise in washing machines and dryers. The pads are available in retail and home improvement locations across the U.S.
The company has been woman owned and family operated from the beginning.
Kellett owns and operates a building comprising of 16,000 sq. feet of manufacturing and office space in Greenville. For more information visit www.kellettent.com
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 US companies and government agencies that rely on WBENC's certification as an integral part of their supplier diversity programs.