Electro Soft, the Montgomeryville-based, minority certified contract manufacturer of electronics equipment, is one of the black-owned companies around the country that is finding new opportunities from the nationwide justice movement, writes Gene Marks for The Philadelphia Inquirer.
This movement has pushed many major companies in the country to prioritize diversity not only in their hiring practices, but also in the companies and people they now do business with.
“The COVID crisis has highlighted the deficiencies in many companies’ global supply chains and they are realizing that they need stateside manufacturing services,” said Karla Trotman, Electro Soft president and CEO. “At the same time, these companies are putting out BLM statements without even having a supplier diversity plan.”
Now, when companies are looking for services within the country, they are also reaching out to businesses owned by minorities as part of a larger strategy which includes identifying Black-owned entities and engaging with them.
“In the past, we would never post the fact that we were a Black-owned business,” said Trotman. “History has taught us that it can be a liability. But now we are now in a fortunate position.”
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