NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C., Nov. 8, 2017 – On Tuesday, Nov. 7, Ingevity co-hosted a supplier outreach event with the Carolinas-Virginia Minority Supplier Development Council (CVMSDC). Thirty representatives from more than 20 North- and South Carolina-based suppliers were in attendance.
The event, which was open to local and regional minority-owned businesses, was held at one of Ingevity’s North Charleston locations. The event included information about the company, including what they purchase as an organization, and how to do business with them.
"We have found that many local organizations are unaware that Ingevity is a large manufacturer that’s headquartered right here in North Charleston,” said Glenn Marcus, director, global sourcing at Ingevity. “We wanted to raise awareness of Ingevity’s global business opportunities for suppliers. After becoming a member of CVMSDC earlier this year, we felt that co-hosting a supplier outreach event would help us to draw attention to these opportunities, and forge new relationships with other local companies that perhaps we didn’t know about previously.”
“CVMSDC creates opportunities to build wealth through our corporate partner relationships,” said Dominique Milton, South Carolina director of corporate services for CVMSDC. “We value the commitment from Ingevity’s leadership team to intentionally create connecting opportunities for diverse suppliers.”
Ingevity plans to make the supplier outreach event an annual occurrence.
Pictured (from left to right): Rick Harris, RL Enterprise; Kevin Thomas,
Thomas Enterprises; Glenn Marcus, Ingevity; Geoffrey Alexander,
Capital Talent Partners; and Dominique Milton, CVMSDC.
Ingevity: Purify, Protect and Enhance
Ingevity provides specialty chemicals and high-performance carbon materials and technologies that help customers solve complex problems. These products are used in a variety of demanding applications, including asphalt paving, oil exploration and production, agrochemicals, adhesives, lubricants, printing inks and automotive components that reduce gasoline vapor emissions. Through a team of talented and experienced people, Ingevity develops, manufactures and brings to market products and processes that purify, protect and enhance the world around us. Headquartered in North Charleston, S.C., Ingevity operates from 25 locations around the world and employs approximately 1,500 people. The company is traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: NGVT). For more information, visit www.ingevity.com.
Carolinas-Virginia Minority Supplier Development Council
The Carolinas-Virginia MSDC is a non-profit corporation chartered to enhance business opportunities for minority-owned companies by providing support through developing mutually beneficial networking opportunities with corporate members and promoting minority business development. To learn more about CVMSDC, visit online at www.cvmsdc.org.