At Armstrong, we believe that the representation of all minorities working both for us and through us should be reflective of the communities in which we do business. Our continued success as an organization is dependent on our understanding and satisfying the various needs of the diverse communities in which we operate.
We work to ensure that each of our employees maximizes their potential and their contribution to the company by valuing the differences, perspectives and qualities they bring to the organization. This leads to the development of a positive and productive environment where employee morale increases and attrition decreases, ultimately resulting in a quantifiable effect on the company’s bottom line.
By taking a proactive approach to diversity issues, we increase our positive profile in the wider community. This increased focus on diversity enhances our community impact, our reputation and our corporate brand, which allows us to compete as service provider of choice.
63% of our owner-operator drivers are ethnic minorities. By servicing the 20,000 shipments booked annually by Armstrong Relocation, these independent businesspeople have the opportunity to become successful of their own accord. Many of our clients greatly value their contribution to fostering the success of these small minority business enterprises.
Armstrong Relocation – Huntsville, Alabama opened in 1998. Under the leadership of Charlotte Dawson, Armstrong – Huntsville earned Certification from the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC). In addition to her leadership of Armstrong, Charlotte was recognized as “Executive of the Year” by Executive Women International.
Becoming WBENC-certified expands the opportunity for us as an
organization to further serve businesses and institutions that actively
promote supplier diversity.