AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Austin Foam Plastics, Inc. (AFP, Inc.) - Since its inception in 1978 in Austin Texas AFP has been a leader in providing Engineered Packaging and prides itself on its loyalty to its customers, suppliers, and employees. Upon the untimely death of Tim O'Hearn in 2013, the majority ownership of AFP transferred to his three daughters and they are committed to continue his legacy.
On February 8, 2017, AFP received national certification as a Women's Business Enterprise (WBE) by the Women's Business Council Southwest (WBCS), the regional certifying affiliate of the Women's Business Enterprise Council (WBENC). WBENC's national standard of certification is designed to confirm the business is at least 51% owned, operated and controlled by a woman or women. 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 diversity programs.
April O'Hearn Abello, CEO of Austin Foam Plastics since 2015 sums up the new certification with this statement: "AFP is proud to become part of the WBENC community and join thousands of successful business leaders who share WBENC's vision to foster diversity in the world of commerce. I strongly believe that WBENC will allow AFP to share our own experiences and learn from others as we continue to strive to be a leader in the engineered packaging space and in the community."
About Austin Foam Plastics, Inc.
AFP designs, produces, manufactures and sources protective packaging for product manufacturers in retail and direct shipping environments. AFP has five facilities across the United States; Austin TX (HQ), Dallas (Carrollton) TX, El Paso TX, Columbus OH and Nashville (La Vergne) TN and a global presence in Asia and Mexico. To learn more, please visit www.a-f-p.com.
The Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) is the largest third-party certifier of businesses owned, controlled, and operated by women in the United States. To learn more please visit http://www.wbenc.org/
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