Tempco Glass Fabrication Receives New York City MBE Certification

Glass Magazine
September 20, 2018

Tempco Glass Fabrication, a leading regional glass processing firm headquartered in New York City, has received certification from the New York City Department of Small Business Services as a Minority Business Enterprise. This certification complements its previously attained MBE designation by New York State Empire State Development Corporation, according to a company release.

“Tempco Glass just marked its 5th year of operation and is still relatively new to the industry. The New York City certification along with our New York State MBE certification are important in enabling growing firms such as ours to compete effectively with larger, more established glass suppliers,” said Johnson Chen, general manager for Tempco, in the release. “It will also assist our commercial glazier customers compete for New York City contracts and New York City financed projects.”

To qualify for New York City certification as an MBE, a firm must be more than 50 percent minority owned, in business for at least one year, have demonstrable operations and revenues in the City and geographic market of the surrounding counties, and meet other criteria. Tempco’s MBE certification is valid through October 2020 and may be renewed thereafter.

The New York City MBE certification is part of a multi-organization partnership that recognizes MBEs doing business in the City. Reciprocal MBE certifications are valid for New York City School Construction Authority, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, and New York/New Jersey Minority Supplier Development Council, among other organizations. The certificate qualifies minority businesses, such as Tempco, for consideration by developers, builders, and subcontractors seeking minority firm involvement in construction projects.