The 84 Lumber Company, headquartered in Eighty Four, Penn., has been designated a Female Business Enterprise by the Cleveland Mayor’s Office of Equal Opportunity. The designation makes 84 Lumber, wholly owned by Maggie Hardy Magerko, eligible to be a supplier for government funded projects within the limits of the city of Cleveland.
“I’m pleased to have received this designation from the city of Cleveland,” said Hardy Magerko. “Our certification as a women owned business has proven to be a critical and strategic business growth initiative.”
In 2010, 84 Lumber underwent a thorough certification process by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC,) the largest third-party certifier of businesses owned, controlled, and operated by women in the United States. WBENC, a national non-profit, partners with 14 Regional Partner Organizations to provide its world class standard of certification to women-owned businesses throughout the country.
The WBENC certification standard is the most relied upon certification of women-owned businesses. Certification is administered throughout the 50 United States, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. The ongoing goal for WBENC certification is to be the most valued certification of women-owned, operated, and controlled businesses, which is recognized by public, private, non-profit and government entities
The WBENC certification makes 84 Lumber Company eligible for Supplier Diversity Programs administered by private companies, and provides the basis for government certifications such as the one issued by the City of Cleveland.
84 Lumber holds the following certifications as a women owned business:
• 2015 WBENC – National Certification
• States: Colorado; Delaware; New Jersey; Tennessee; Vermont; Virginia; Wisconsin.
• City, County, Localities: Osceola County, FL; Louisville and Jefferson County, KY; Detroit, MI; Erie County, Nassau County and Suffolk County, NY; Cleveland and Toledo, OH; Philadelphia, PA; South Central Texas Regional; North Central Texas Regional; California Public Utilities Commission.
Source: 84 Lumber