West Brother’s recognized for advancement of women in workplace

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West Brother’s Transportation Services — a Raleigh, N.C.-based provider of long-term dedicated contract carriage transportation services — announced Wednesday, Oct. 24, that it recently won the local Business Equity Award from the Business and Professional Women organization.

LaDonna Douglas, who recently was promoted to operations specialist, was at the ceremony to receive the award, which is presented to a business within a local community that has made a significant contribution to the advancement of women in the workplace.

“I’ve noticed that West Brother’s is definitely a special organization, and I was very impressed when I visited their offices in Raleigh-Durham and observed how they treated their employees and even me as a visitor,” says Suzanne Forshee, Franklin BPW president and sales analyst for PIC North America. “The trucking industry is a male-dominated industry, but Craig West makes it clear that employees, regardless of background or gender, are offered a chance to learn and excel. This makes them a model in their industry and a beacon to other organizations in search of the highly skilled women in the marketplace today.”

West Brother’s now will progress to the state-level competition. “We’re not like other trucking companies in many ways, including how we hire, train and reward our associates for their hard work,” says West, chief executive officer and owner of West Brother’s Companies. “We’re proud when the efforts of team members like La Donna are recognized.”