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Essential Critical Infrastructure Business

March 23, 2020

IN RE: Black Anvil Construction Supplies remains open as an Essential Critical Infrastructure Business

Dear Valued Customers and Suppliers:

Black Anvil Construction Supplies is committed to monitoring the COVID-19 situation and following the guidance of federal and local government as we navigate this situation. The health, safety, and welfare of our customers, suppliers, and employees are of utmost importance to us. We will continue to follow enhanced cleaning, safety, social distancing, and other CDC recommended guidelines to protect our contacts and help mitigate spread.

As an essential supplier to hospitals, municipalities, transportation, and other crucial infrastructures, we will remain open during “Stay Home, Stay Safe,” Michigan Executive Order #2020-2.  For more information on essential, critical infrastructure, please visit https://www.cisa.gov/publication/guidance-essential-critical-infrastructure-workforce.

Black Anvil Construction Supplies will continue to offer normal shipping, delivery, and pickup options. We are following current guidelines pertaining to sanitizing and cleaning surfaces. However, if you wish to pick up your order, but do not want to enter the building, please call – will we bring the material to your vehicle.

For suppliers, vendors, and shipping partners – we are still accepting deliveries. Please call from your vehicle or truck prior to drop-off. We are limiting the number of people admitted to the warehouse, for our safety and yours.

During this time, we ask that all non-essential visits to our warehouse and offices are postponed until the order is lifted.

We thank you for your cooperation and support during this time.

March 16th, 2020

PSA: CDC and MSHHS guidelines

In an effort to adhere to CDC and MSHHS guidelines, Black Anvil Construction Supplies will remain open but we are requesting that all non-essential visits to our offices and warehouse are postponed until after April 1st. Deliveries and pick-ups will be handled while limiting exposure, either by remaining in vehicle or restricting the amount of the building with access to the public.

If you need to pick up and are concerned, we can bring the material to your car/truck. When you arrive call 844-537-0326 and ask for delivery to your vehicle.

Thank you in advance for your understanding!

https://www.michigan.gov/documents/mdhhs/nCOV-2019_General_Fact_Sheet_v2-4-20_680266_7.pdf

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/index.html

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/community-mitigation-strategy.pdf

CDC and MSHHS guidelines

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Certified Woman Owned Business

Becoming certified as a Women Business Enterprise  (WBE) — which is a certification that is growing in popularity and used by many corporations and the US federal government —  isn't just for anyone nor is it for every business. However being a woman in business does not have to be a disadvantage, especially if you capitalize on the advantages.

NCTRCA CertNot all businesses can qualify for WBE certification. Some of the qualifications include the business must be 51% or more owned by a woman or women, controlled, and day-by-day managed by a woman or women. There's a lot of paperwork involved as the processing portion alone takes 30-60 days on average.

Advantages For Woman Owned Business Certification

Advantages of being WBE certified are plenty. Women's business certification is an important marketing tool for women who want to do business with corporate America or the federal government. The Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) certification is the national standard for certification with 12,500 certified women business owners. The WBENC is the organization that certifies businesses as WBE  Most WBE businesses grow significantly as a result of certification.

But that certification requires lots of work. The paperwork and other requirements can take up several days of intense work to complete and submit.  The U.S. government offers free help in planning how to start or improve woman owned businesses and in securing low-interest SBA-backed small business loans. The U.S. Small Business Administration recognizes the unique obstacles women face in the business world and has an "Office of Women's Business Ownership" dedicated to assist women at every stage of developing and expanding their businesses.  

Many organizations offer certifications for women owned businesses. These certifications claim to be important marketing tools with major corporations and government agencies. The Women's Business Entrepreneurial National Council (WBENC) offers the Women's Business Enterprise (WBE) certification for women owned businesses.

Black Anvil Construction Services has been through the exhaustive vetting process to become a certified women owned business. 

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