We are now DBE Certified by the US Department of Transportation!

Written By Rachel Novak

Henssgen Hardware, a woman owned and operated business established in 1978, has received a national certification through the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) program. Henssgen Hardware celebrates 40 years in business in 2018.

“The Department’s Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) program is designed to remedy ongoing discrimination and the continuing effects of past discrimination in federally-assisted highway, transit, airport, and highway safety financial assistance transportation contracting markets nationwide,” says the DOT website. “The primary remedial goal and objective of the DBE program is to level the playing field by providing small businesses owned and controlled by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals a fair opportunity to compete for federally funded transportation contracts.”

A small business may be determined ‘disadvantaged’ due to minority status, business size and net worth, and the amount of independence over business operations among other eligibility criteria. A business receiving DBE certification will have a greater chance of receiving Request for Proposals and being selected for federally funded contracts.

Henssgen Hardware, located at 43 Everts Avenue in Glens Falls, New York, stocks over 100 different styles of the most popular snap hooks, pulleys, quick links and assorted hardware in all sizes for Farm, Home, and Sport, and have many more items available.

In 2000, Ron & Nancy Shaw purchased Henssgen Hardware Corporation from Mittelman Overseas. They successfully carried on the Henssgen Brand distributing the rigging hardware throughout the US, Canada and the Caribbean. In late 2013, the third generation of the Shaw family, Rachel Shaw Novak, purchased the business from her parents.

Since the acquisition, Mrs. Novak has obtained Women’s Business Enterprise/Woman Owned Small Business certification for Henssgen Hardware Corporation and continues to carry on the tradition of providing high quality rigging hardware to the company’s customer base. Mrs. Novak has a strong background in the service industry and providing exceptional customer service to her customers is a core value within the organization. She maintains excellent relationships with the long term suppliers of Henssgen Hardware and will not sacrifice on quality for price.

For information, call 800-833-9598.