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Power & Tel Announces Women's Business Enterprise National Certification

Memphis, Tennessee - May 29, 2015 -

Power & Telephone Supply Co. (Power & Tel) has received national certification as a Women’s Business Enterprise by the Women’s Business Council South (WBEC South), a regional certifying partner of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC).

"We are proud to count Power & Tel as one of the 12,000 certified women business enterprises in the U.S.,” Said Blanca E. Robinson, president of WBEC South. WBENC’s national standard of certification provided by the WBEC South Certification Committee is a meticulous process including an in-depth review of the business and a site inspection. The certification process is designed to confirm the business is at least 51% owned, operated, and controlled by a woman or women.

“We are honored to represent the WBENC as one of their certified woman business enterprises,” said Jackie Thomas, CFO of Power & Tel. “By obtaining this certification, we can effectively meet 100% of our customer base’s diversity requirements.” According to WBENC, by including women-owned businesses among their vendors, corporations and government agencies demonstrate their commitment to fostering diversity and the continued development of their supplier/vendor diversity programs.

“We are thrilled to receive this important certification by WBENC and we are honored to be part of an organization that promotes and fosters growth for women-owned businesses,” said Jennifer Pentecost-Sims, CEO of Power & Tel.


The Women’s Business Enterprise National Council is the nation’s largest third party certifier of businesses owned and operated by women in the United States. WBENC is a resource for the thousands of American companies and government agencies that rely on WBENC’s certification as an integral part of their supplier diversity program.

About Power & Tel

Founded in 1963, Power & Tel's extensive distribution system provides service providers and contractors an effective way to get the wide-range of products needed to build and maintain communication networks. As a value-add partner, the company also offers efficient solutions for the management of material and transactions; asset visibility; and maximizing resource & facility capacity. Company headquarters are located in Memphis, TN, with branch offices and distribution centers throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Brazil. Power & Tel's inventory, experience and technologies can help reduce the costs within your supply chain and allow you to reach your profit objectives. To learn more visit or call 800-238-7514.

Power & Tel Press Contact: Mary Stratton, Director of Marketing,

Mary Stratton
Power & Telephone Supply Company
2673 Yale Avenue
Memphis, TN 38112