WBE Certified – Woman Business Enterprise

Heinz Mechanical Industries truck. Heinz Mechanical Industries serving Portland OR and Vancouver WA is a WBE Certified company.Heinz Mechanical is one of the only local WBE certified mechanical shops in the Portland OR area. Jennifer Olszewski, President and owner of Heinz Mechanical, has worked hard to establish Heinz Mechanical as the number one choice in a highly competitive industry.

What is WBE Certification?

WBE (Woman-owned Business Enterprises) certification is a title that’s awarded to businesses that are at least 51% owned, controlled, operated, and managed by a woman. This certification can be issued at the local, state or federal level.

The Advantages of WBE Certification

There are many advantages to achieving WBE certification in the state of Oregon.

  • Certified Woman-owned Business Enterprises have the ability to bid on and fulfill contracts with corporations that have diverse spend requirements
  • The federal government offers tax incentives and sometimes rebates to businesses that work with WBE certified companies
  • WBE certified members are invited to participate in training workshops and networking events
  • Becoming WBE certified places your business in a searchable government database, helping increase your business’ exposure

How to Get WBE Certified

Here are some of the requirements a company must meet in order to achieve WBE certification with the state of Oregon:

  • Be a for-profit business
  • Be registered with the Oregon Secretary of State
  • Have gross annual receipts not exceeding $23.98 million
  • At least 51% owned and controlled by a woman that is a US citizen or is a lawfully admitted permanent resident of the US

Certifications don’t expire and they are based on the individual not the size of the business. Heinz Mechanical Industries, Inc. is proud to provide our customers with extensive knowledge of plumbing, HVAC, and mechanical systems. At Heinz, we have built an impeccable reputation based on our business practices, the quality of our workmanship, and the success of our employees and team members on every project. Contact us today to discuss your project!

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