SOURCE: Experi-Metal Inc.

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March 24, 2011 09:30 ET

Experi-Metal Inc. (EMI) Receives National Certification

STERLING HEIGHTS, MI--(Marketwire - March 24, 2011) -  Earlier this month, EXPERI-METAL INC. (EMI) earned national certification as a Women's Business Enterprise through the Women's Business Enterprise Council (WBENC). WBENC's standard of certification is an intensive process that includes an in-depth review of the business and facility inspection to confirm that it is at least 51% owned, operated and controlled by a woman or women.

EMI earned this prestigious certification thanks to Valiena A. Allison, who joined the company in September of 1988 as a receptionist. Her hard work, enthusiasm, innovative thinking and strategic planning insight allowed Valiena to progress to her current position as President and CEO and EMI to become a world class supplier of metal stampings and assemblies for the automotive, aerospace, military and alternative energy industries world-wide.

"I'm delighted that my 22 years of service and growth at Experi-Metal has earned us this coveted certification," Allison stated. "Our strong focus toward diversification and lean manufacturing allows EMI to thrive while others struggle in this increasingly competitive marketplace. Our highly skilled workforce, strong program management and dedication to excellence allow EMI to provide consistently superior customer service."

Experi-Metal Inc. is a Michigan-based manufacturer of tooling and low volume metal stampings and body-in-white assemblies for a diversified industry base including aerospace, military, prototype, alternative energy and aftermarket automotive customers. To learn more about Experi-Metal Inc., please visit

About Experi-Metal Inc. (EMI)
EMI is a growing company that supports 125 families in the metro-Detroit area and demonstrates a strong dedication to Michigan's revival. EMI is a world class supplier and manufacturer of prototype tooling and low volume metal stampings, trim moldings, specialty items and assemblies. EMI manufactures quality "Made in the USA" aftermarket components, steel body replacement parts, sub-assemblies and full body-in-whites in steel or aluminum.

The Women's Business Enterprise National Council is the nation's largest third party certifier of businesses owned and operated by women in the United States. WBENC is a resource for the more than 700 US companies and government agencies that rely on WBENC's certification as an integral part of their supplier diversity programs.

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