Milwaukee, Wisc. (PRWEB) May 17, 2012 -- Alpha Source, Inc., a medical device repair parts distributor and battery pack manufacturer, received national certification as a Women’s Business Enterprise from the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC). The WBENC certification confirms that Alpha Source is at least 51% owned, operated and controlled by a woman, and it puts Alpha Source in front of companies with diversity supplier programs. Alpha Source has been in business for over 25 years, and remains a privately-held company owned by Norine Weber-Carlson.
The Women’s Business Development Center—Chicago Certification Committee, a regional certifying partner of the WBENC, granted Alpha Source the national certification in April 2012. In order to qualify for the certification, a business must be least 51% owned, operated and controlled by a woman or women. The meticulous certification process also included an in-depth review of Alpha Source as a business and a site inspection.
Norine Carlson-Weber started Alpha Source in 1986 and remains the sole owner of the company, making the company 100% woman-owned. Alpha Source began as a specialty lamps distributor for the medical market. Today, Alpha Source distributes over 50,000 products to a variety of markets including healthcare and government.
“We are looking forward to the new opportunities our WBNEC certification will bring while we aim to add value and foster long-term relationships with companies looking to partner with woman-owned businesses,” said Norine Carlson-Weber, president and owner of Alpha Source.
The Women’s Business Enterprise National Council is the nation’s largest third-party certifier of businesses owned and operated by women in the U.S. WBNEC is a resource for the more than 700 U.S. companies and government agencies that rely on WBENC’s certifications as an integral part of their supplier diversity programs.
About Alpha Source, Inc.
Located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Alpha Source, Inc. provides innovative solutions in procurement and logistics for a variety of industries including healthcare and government. Established in 1986, Alpha Source is an ISO13485:2003 battery pack manufacturer with an emphasis on products used in medical and technical applications. Alpha Source distributes a variety of medical products including lamps, batteries, monitoring accessories, fiber optics, O2 sensors, power protection products, diagnostic Instruments and supplies, and mounting solutions. For a complete list of products or for more information on Alpha Source, visit http://www.alphasource.com or call 800.654.9845.