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  • June 2008 - Bates Enterprises attends 25th anniversary SRMBC Business Connections Conference & Expo. Carla Bates is announced winner of the Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) Class II award at the Crystal Awards Luncheon.

Crystal Award Winners

Pictured from left to right:  Scott Vowels - SRMBC President;  Keith Eakins - Hyundai - Corporation of the Year, Business Connections Chairperson, Alabama MBOC Advisory Chairman, SRMBC Board of Directors; Carla Bates - Bates Enterprises- MBE Class II; Judy Hardin - Raytheon - Advocate of the Year; April Williams - U.S. Postal Service - MBEIC Spirit Award; Jason Leslie - Will Technology - MBE Class III; Carolyn Harper - Honda - Crystal Award; Jane Smith - Recruitsource / RSI - Chairman Award; Shelley Stewart - O2 Ideas - MBE Class IV; Phil Schmidt - UPS - Chairman Award; Henry Turner - Honda - SRMBC Chairman; Kaori Scherer - Toyota- Buyer of the Year; Bill Stevens - CEO Motion Industries - Executive of the Year.  

  • 2007 - Safety Supplier of the Year, Honda Manufacturing of Alabama, LLC

2007 Award Winners

Pictured from left to right: Front Row: Donice Key - F&S Equipment; Joanne Dinsmore - NSRW; Carolyn Garrett - Quality Supply; Carla Bates - Bates Enterprises; Deanna Corzatt - Measuring Solutions; Back Row: Monte Culver - Ashland Environmental Services; Mark Boncardo - Ineos Fluor; John Hill and Pat Till - Roden; Ron Corzatt - Measuring Solutions; Jeff Pritchett - Gadsden Industrial

  • February 2007 - Recognized by Honda Manufacturing of Alabama as a Success Story at the Alabama Automotive Manufacturer's Association (AAMA)
    • View excerpt from Rick Schostek's speech here
  • Spring 2006 - Carla Bates is featured in Partners magazine.
  • 2006 - Safety Supplier of the Year, Honda Manufacturing of Alabama, LLC

Nora Cunningham and Carla Bates

Nora Cunningham, Associate Administrator MRO Purchasing Dept. for Safety/Office Supply and Equipment Commodity, HMA and Carla Bates, President, Bates Enterprises, Inc.





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