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Bikle Manufacturing Completes Certification as 100% Woman Owned Small Business

Smithburg, MD– Local business Bikle Manufacturing is pleased to announce it has received certification as a 100% Women Owned Small Business effective January 27, 2017.

The certification (#EDWOSB15234) is provided by the SBA approved certifier National Women Business Owners Corporation which provides certification to women owned business after a comprehensive review and on-site visitation in accordance with SBA guidelines as set forth in 13 C.F.R. Part 127 (

Bikle is now qualified to bid on Women Owned Small Business contracts with NAISC codes 811310 and 332999 as well as 333517, 333511 and 33329 manufacturing codes.    

This certification enables Bikle to bid on Women Owned Small Business set aside machining and manufacturing contracts from state, U.S. government and DoD contacting offices.

“We are really pleased to receive this certification and look forward to expanding our high quality machining and manufacturing services to a much broader marketplace” noted President and CEO Joanie Copper-Gerber. She continued, “We believe we have a compelling value proposition and will now be able to do business in the government contracting space very competitively”.

You can catch the grandmother - granddaughter machining and manufacturing duo Joanie Cooper-Gerber and Joan Bikle in this news story from WHAG:

Bikle Manufacturing

Engineer Richard Bikle founded Bikle Manufacturing, Inc. in 1971 in Smithsburg, Maryland. For the past 45 years, it has provided exceptional machining & custom fabrication services marked by an outstanding reputation for quality with competitive pricing. Today, Bikle is a certified 100% Women Owned Small Business entity. They do low to mid volume production runs, machine tool rebuilding & retrofitting, process manufacturing tooling rebuilds and custom repair and fabrication. Bikle has a 25,000 square foot facility and continues to turn all jobs into solid relationships. Read more about us at 

100 W Washington St., Suite 1401
Hagerstown, MD 21740
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