Magnolia Automotive Services Wins 2013 MBE Supplier of the Year

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Magnolia Automotive Services, LLC (A Joint Venture between James Group International and Toyota Tsusho America) is recognized as Minority Business Enterprise of the Year.

ARKANSAS MISSISSIPPI MINORTITY SUPPLIER DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL RECOGNIZES MAGNOLIA AUTOMOTIVE SERVICES, LLC AS MINORITY BUSINESS ENTERPRISE OF THE YEAR AT ANNUAL CORPORATE EXECUTIVE MINORITY BUSINESS AWARDS.

Jackson, January 11, 2014:  Arkansas Mississippi Minority Supplier Development Council held its Annual Corporate Executive Minority Business Awards (CEMBA) Luncheon in Jackson, MS on January 6, 2014, and recognized suppliers and Corporate members who excelled in supplier diversity and excellence in business.

Magnolia Automotive Services, a joint venture between The James Group International and Toyota Tsusho, was recognized as Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) of the year.  This award recognizes a minority owned business that exemplifies outstanding performance in service, delivery or added value to their clients.  They consistently provide high quality products or services and use innovative approaches to overcome obstacles in servicing their clients and growing their business.

“We are so proud to recognize a company that has been a shining example of what this organization stands for.” Mia McNeal, President/CEO, AMMSDC.

The Arkansas Mississippi Minority Supplier Development Council (AMMSDC), a not-for-profit 501 (c) (3) organization that identifies minority suppliers; certifies bona fide minority business enterprises (MBE); and facilitates procurement opportunities between Corporate America and Council-certified minority suppliers. Minority Suppliers designation applies to Asian Indian-American, Asian Pacific-American, African-American, Hispanic-American and Native American businesses located throughout Arkansas and Mississippi. AMMSDC’s membership consists of Fortune 500 corporations, government agencies and educational institutions. AMMSDC strives to expand business opportunities for minority-owned suppliers by linking then with procurement professionals in the public and private sector. AMMSDC’s periodic events held throughout the year allow it to foster relationships between corporate decision- makers and targeted minority suppliers.

AMMSDC Certified MBEs employ over 4,000 people in the Arkansas/Mississippi Region and reported over $6 Billion in Aggregate Revenue in 2013.