DSC Logistics Wins MeadWestvaco’s Diverse Supplier of the Year
Ranked #1 Woman-Owned Business in Illinois

Chicago, Illinois (July 1, 2009) – DSC Logistics, an integrated logistics and supply chain management company headquartered in Des Plaines, Illinois, received the 2008 Diverse Supplier of the Year Award from customer MeadWestvaco at their 2nd annual Supplier Diversity Summit. In addition, DSC was named as #1 among the Top 100 Woman-Owned Businesses in Illinois by Diversity Business.com, the nation’s leading business-to-business internet site.

As DSC’s CEO Ann Drake accepted the 2008 award for “Diverse Supplier of the Year,” MeadWestvaco’s president, James A. Buzzard said, “We take very seriously our need to increase the diversity of our supply base and will continue to work to do so. Our growth with DSC has been important for us as well and now more than ever each of us needs strong and effective supply partners to prosper in these difficult times.”

DiversityBusiness.com announced their 9th annual listing of the U.S. top businesses, representing the Nation’s top multicultural earners. This List is a classification that represents the top small businesses in the U.S., in sectors such as technology, manufacturing, food service and professional services. “Woman-owned and diversity businesses are a growing force in the U.S. economy, and a force to be reckoned with,” said Kenton Clarke, CEO of Computer Consulting Associates International, the company that built DiversityBusiness.com. “This is a whole business segment that can carry its own, that provides jobs, products and services, and generates wealth for their communities. These are the new leaders in American business.”  DSC was also ranked the #20 Top Woman-Owned Business in the U.S., and #44 Top Diversity-Owned Business in the U.S.

Ann Drake, chief executive officer, DSC Logistics, commented, “We are honored to receive the prestigious supplier diversity award from MeadWestvaco, our valued partner. We work hard to help them achieve their business goals. And as a certified woman-owned business, ranked in DiversityBusiness.com’s top businesses listings, we can also provide another service to our customers’, such as MeadWestvaco, by helping them achieve their diversity goals.”

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