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Lynx Cat Rock Quarry Certified LGBTBE, MBE, and WBE

By June 30, 2022September 20th, 2022No Comments

What Is California’s Supplier Diversity Program

In April 2017, the CPUC established a goal of increasing LGBTBE representation in competitive contracts awarded by utilities and other public agencies across the state. To achieve this goal, the CPUC began certifying LGBTQ businesses under the same guidelines as its certified MBEs and WBEs. This means a business can become a certified LGBTQ rock quarry.

Certification includes adding gender identity and sexual orientation to the existing race, ethnicity, religion, age, disability, veteran status, citizen status, geographic location, and political affiliation requirements. The CPUC also added a requirement that LGBTQ businesses must have at least one employee identify as “non-traditional” — meaning someone who does not conform to binary notions of masculinity or femininity.

These changes mean that LGBTQ businesses that already qualify for MBE and WBE status will automatically be considered for inclusion in the state’s supplier diversity program.

LGBTBE Certified Rock Quarry

Small businesses are an essential part of our economy. Almost 30 million LGBTBE small businesses are operating across America. A majority of them are owned by women and minorities. LGBT-owned businesses are also important to the economy because they create jobs, generate revenue, and pay taxes. This economic impact includes spending power, jobs created and revenue generated.

MBE/WBE Certified Rock Quarry

A Minority Business Enterprise (MBE), Woman Business Enterprise (WBE), and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) certification may offer greater opportunities to minority-, women-, and socially or economically disadvantaged businesses seeking to compete for public contract awards. These certifications may also help ensure that contractors and suppliers receive a fair shake when competing against other bidders. But before you apply for any of these certifications, you need to understand the legal requirements and what your company needs to do to qualify for each of them. For example, if you’re applying for an MBE certification, you’ll need to show that at least 51% of your employees are members of a protected class. If you’re applying for a WBE or DBE certification, you’ll need documentation showing that your company meets specific financial criteria. You’ll also need to prove that your company is small enough to meet the size requirement for each certification.

About Lynx Cat: A Certified LGBTQ Rock quarry.

Lynx Cat Mountain Quarry Operation (LCMQO) is a family owned and operated company located in Hinkley, CA. Started in 2012, LCMQO provides quality aggregates and rock products for local and regional customers. Their product line includes CalTrans class II base, rip rap, and miscellaneous fill. They also offer a variety of stone products including crushed granite, sandstone, limestone, travertine, marble and quartzite.

Lynx Cat Mountain Quarry Operation is located in Hinkley, Southern California near Barstow. The rock quarry has the best rock and aggregates products needed for vital transportation & construction projects. With everything including Caltrans class II base, rip rap and even ballast rock, LCMQQ offers a variety of rock & aggregates products that can meet many specs.

“I’m proud to be certified as an LGBT Business Enterprise,” said Gina Zatica, President at Lynx Cat Rock Quarry in Southern California. “It’s great to help the construction industry see the need for diversity and inclusion in our workforce, especially during Pride month. We’re happy to be the first aggregate company to get certified by the California Public Utilities Commission.”

Lynx Cat has been serving contractors and developers from our base in Hinkley, California. Our granite rock products and gravel products are used by CalTrans to maintain roadways, bridges and levee embankment. Our rock aggregates are utilized by local builders looking to construct homes, schools, and commercial buildings. Learn more about Lynx Cat Rock Quarry here.

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