Ocean Springs, Mississippi – Ferson Technologies announced today that it has been certified as a Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) by the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC), the leading Minority Business Association in the United States.
CEO Joseph Madden stated, “the United States needs the participation of all Americans in our defense industrial base if we are to meet the geopolitical challenges of the 2020s. This includes historically dispossessed minorities.” Madden continues, “we also need the cooperation of our partners in Latin America via the shared cultural understandings of Hispanic-American minority communities to near-shore industrial supply chains back to the Western hemisphere. Therefore, it is fitting that Ferson Technologies has become certified as an MBE Defense Manufacturer during National Hispanic Heritage Month as we proudly take the lead in these efforts at home and in our near-abroad.”
Founded in 1942, Ferson Technologies is a Defense Manufacturer of precision coated optics. Ferson Technologies specializes in manufacturing defense, medical, and industrial optical components with in-house thin film coating capabilities. These include custom coatings, infrared lenses, glass ball lenses, and Ferson’s exclusively licensed spherical beamsplitters. Ferson Technologies also has worked with renewable energy technology in the solar energy industry. Additional information on Ferson Technologies can be found on its website: www.ferson.com.
Founded in 1972, NMSDC is the longest-operating business growth engine for the broadest group of minority communities. NMSDC promotes upward mobility for minority Americans via free-market capitalism and entrepreneurship. For 50 years, the NMSDC has advocated for access to the American dream for MBEs and its success is historic and unmatched: over 15,000 MBEs are today connected to more than 1,500 major American corporations, resulting in nearly $400 billion in annual economic output and 1.75 million jobs. NMSDC is the nation’s largest and most impactful non-profit advocacy organization for MBEs, proving growth for MBEs is growth for all. Additional information about NMSDC can be found on its website: www.NMSDC.org.
For more information, please contact Daniel Weissman at [email protected].