COLUMBUS, OH -- E.E. Ward Moving & Storage Co. LLC, has been selected to join the National Minority Supplier Development Council, Inc. Centers of Excellence (COE). The COE program enhances successful business relationships between corporations and Minority Business Enterprises by strengthening corporate minority supplier development processes. The COE provides corporations with access to exemplary Minority Business Enterprises thereby aligning corporate desires to better serve their diverse markets and customers.
"Cardinal Health seeks suppliers who can provide quality products and services at competitive costs, who demonstrate a focus on operational excellence and share our passion for serving our customers," said Derrick Hamilton, manager of Supplier Diversity at Cardinal Health, Inc., the $99 billion health care services company that sponsored E.E. Ward for the Centers of Excellence. "E.E. Ward strives toward that standard of excellence, and we congratulate them on their selection to the Council's Center of Excellence."
E.E. Ward was nominated for this distinction by the South Central Ohio Minority Supplier Development Council (SCOMSDC), a regional council of the NMSDC. E.E. Ward recently was selected by the SCOMSDC as a 2010 MBE Supplier of the Year. The regional honor elevates E.E. Ward to national certification by NMSDC as a participant in its Centers of Excellence.
Providing a direct link between corporate America and minority-owned businesses is the primary objective of the National Minority Supplier Development Council. With 3,500 corporate members the network includes many of America's largest publicly, privately and foreign-owned companies, as well as universities, hospitals and other buying institutions.
E.E. Ward is a nationally recognized leader in the relocation and transportation company industry offering comprehensive services including household and commercial moving, delivery services and logistics on a local, national and international level. E.E Ward is an agent of North American Van Lines and Specialized Transportation, Inc. The company has received numerous awards for its high level of service, including, Better Business Bureau of Central Ohio's Business Integrity Award, Angie's List Super Service Award, Finalist for National Minority Corporate Supplier of the Year Award and Columbus Board of Realtors Preferred Vendor for Moving Services. Celebrating 130 years of service, E.E. Ward has been recognized as one of the nation's oldest African-American owned businesses.