Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Specialty Technical Consultants becomes Women-Owned Business Enterprise (WBE)

Specialty Technical Consultants, Inc. (STC) today announced that it has become a Women-Owned Business Enterprise (WBE). Companies committed to diversity in the work-place can now contract for Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) services with a highly qualified woman-owned business. Improving workplace diversity has been consistently shown to positively influence bottom-line results, just as reducing worker injuries and improving environmental performance increases the bottom line. Women-owned companies with STC's track record in delivering customer-focused results in the EHS industry are a scarce and valuable commodity.

STC delivers on its slogan "EHS solutions for business results" by helping clients manage complex worker safety and environmental challenges as business issues, rather than as engineering or legal obstacles. STC has a long list of well-satisfied repeat customers utilizing its EHS services, which include EHS management systems design and implementation, auditing, and performance improvement through Lean/Six Sigma applications. Through its experienced and knowledgeable consulting staff, STC delivers outstanding client support and literally "wrote the book" - in this case a series of 19 EHS compliance and management systems guides published by Specialty Technical Publishers of Vancouver, BC.

"We realized that there is a shortage of qualified minority EHS contractors that can meet customer insurance requirements," said STC Vice President, Barb Ruble. "Government at multiple levels mandates percentages for utilization of minority owned businesses. Our new status will help clients meet their legal requirements without compromising on the level of service that they require."

STC is under review by the California Department of Transportation for certification as a Women Owned Business Enterprise. The company is already certified by the State of California/Port of Oakland as a Small Business Enterprise (SBE) and by a group of seven agencies in southern California, including the Metropolitan Water District, Port of Long Beach, City of San Diego, Los Angeles Unified School District, and the Minority Business Development Agency.

STC has a broad geographic presence with offices across the United States. Customers needing an expert-level EHS services provider can contact STC at 1.800.476.9172 or by emailing Info (at)

About Specialty Technical Consultants

Specialty Technical Consultants, Inc. (STC) is a specialized management consulting firm that works globally to enhance our clients' EHS performance. STC helps clients take a business-oriented approach to EHS management, integrating EHS solutions directly into their clients' core business operations. Through this process, STC uncovers opportunities for our clients to increase program efficiency, reduce costs, and gain competitive advantage. More information can be found at

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