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(Woodridge, IL) – Shäctee Engineering, LLC received WBE certification from the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) today.  The certification allows Shäctee Engineering to partner as a diverse business on contracts requiring diverse business engagement.  The WBENC certification is accepted nationwide by most governmental and private agencies.

This milestone comes at a key time for Shäctee as they lay the groundwork to begin design work for key clients and partners.  “The certification will open doors to opportunities that may not have otherwise been available to us.” says Linda Aouf, Founding Principal and Chief Engineer of Shäctee Engineering.  Tiffany Hopkins, Aouf’s partner, reiterates that “the WBE certification will open the door for opportunities, but, we believe that our ethics and quality of work will result in a long term relationship with our clients.”

Shäctee Engineering, LLC is an engineering design firm specializing in natural gas pipeline design and inspection for local distribution utility companies. Based in the Chicagoland area, the owners have nearly 50 years of combined applicable industry experience. Shäctee Engineering is focused on supporting local natural gas distribution companies and their prime partners with a wide range of services including consulting, engineering design and review, regulatory compliance, permit acquisition, environmental impact investigation, and construction oversight.

Hopkins and Aouf believe that what sets their company apart from other firms is their extensive experience in the industry coupled with their flexible work space.  “Happy employees equals happy clients.  Plain and simple.  Our employees are our product and we understand the need to treat them with respect and in a way that allows them to find balance between work and life,” says Hopkins.  Aouf adds “We have very strong core values that guide every part of our business.  We aren’t driven by money or ego – we are driven by the need to be a good partner to our employees and our clients and to have the highest ethics in the industry.”

Shäctee is currently hiring drafters, engineers and inspectors.  If you feel that your core values are a match and you’re looking to be a part of a forward thinking, employee focused and client driven team, send your resume to Jobs@Shactee.net.  For more information, you can visit their website at www.Shactee.net.

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