Prestige Maintenance USA (PMUSA) and Aztec Promotional Group have been named the recipients of the Women’s Business Council Southwest’s 2018 Women Working Together award. The honor is given out each year to highlight a contract award between two Women Business Enterprises (WBE) and showcases the story behind the deal.
“This award means so much to us,” said PMUSA CEO Rachel Sanchez. “We have been active in the diverse supplier community and it is a key part of our community stewardship. For the Women’s Business Council Southwest to recognize us for this is validation of that initiative.”
With more than 2,000 employees throughout the United States, PMUSA takes pride in its brand, which makes proper uniforms critical to upholding the company’s image. With hundreds of employees being hired every month, Prestige needed a uniform supplier who could keep pace with their needs.
After completing a competitive bidding process, PMUSA selected Aztec Promotional Group, a WBE led by Patti Winstanley, to provide company uniforms. “Aztec was able to meet our product, service, quality and value requirements, and worked with us to make the transition to a new uniform provider seamless,” said Mary Martin, Vice President of Customer Excellence and Sourcing. “This has been an exceptional partnership for us.”
Prestige’s commitment to supplier diversity is reflected in its track record. Since launching its supplier diversity program, PMUSA has spent nearly $3 million with certified diverse-owned businesses all over the country.
“As a woman-owned business, we value other businesses that have historically been underutilized,” Martin said. “It is important for us to support other diverse-owned businesses.”
PMUSA also received this award in 2013.