Since 1964, National Material Company (NMC) has made a name for itself as a leader in steel processing and supply-chain management. Servicing the needs of the steel industry and prominent industrial and consumer product manufacturers, NMC is an MBE steel supplier that leads the way through efficiency, innovation, and performance. National Material Company is also devoted to creating diverse partnerships with the intention of fostering growth and initiating long-term positive economic impact within the communities we live and work.
Q: What is it about NMC that allows the company to be so productive and successful? A strong focus on employee diversity and morale is a primary contributor. We are a Minority Business Enterprise (MBE), certified as such by the National Minority Supplier Development Council. The MBE certification represents the cultural diversity present in our leadership and workforce.
Cultural diversity in the workplace benefits company productivity and quality of service to customers. Each employee brings a unique perspective to the work table. Combine this with NMC’s strong encouragement of open collaboration and idea sharing and you have a progressive business built on passion and creativity.
NMC began as a minority-owned and operated company with a vision of an inspired and creative workforce, driven by camaraderie. Neither the ownership or focus has changed since the beginning. Employees frequently state that NMC “feels like a family.” We focus on maintaining low bureaucracy and high employee involvement in brainstorming and planning.
In a company where everyone has a voice, employee morale is boosted. Employees of NMC enjoy going to work where they know they can be leaders and share their unique ideas and skills. A strong, creative workforce means strong, creative products.
Because diversity within our company is highly valued, we also believe it is important to build relations with other companies that hold similar values. For this reason, NMC attends the annual National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) Conference. The conference provides a platform for MBE-certified companies to come together and network, and is being held this year from October 22-25 in Detroit, Michigan.
When diversity meets a shared passion for quality service, innovation is born.
Partner with NMC today and experience the positive impact working with an MBE steel supplier has on companies, customers, and communities.
Interested in certification? Connect with the National Minority Supplier Development Council here: http://www.nmsdc.org.