In 1929, Haines was founded by William L. Haines in Canton, Ohio, and ever since then, it has been a family owned business. Over the years, William K. Haines, Sr. became CEO and in 1980, he passed the reigns along to his son, William K. Haines, Jr.
In 2016, after William K. Haines, Jr. lost his fight with cancer, his daughter, Ashley Williams took over at the helm as the company's first female CEO. With the knowledge of three generations of family leadership, as well as the technical savvy from her background in the startup tech world, Ashley has taken our business into the future.
While Haines has been a female-owned and operated business since 2016, this year, we finally took the leap! Now we are certified as a Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) through the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), the nation’s largest third
party certifier of businesses owned and operated by women in the US.
This certification affirms that Haines is woman-owned, operated and controlled. Plus, we successfully met WBENC's standards.
We're excited to be certified alongside countless other incredible women-owned businesses. And we're even more excited to have our founder's great granddaughter, Ashley, leading us to greatness and building upon Haines's success!
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