Assonet, Mass.-based Piping Systems Inc. is now certified as a bona fide Women's Business Enterprise in partnership with the Women's Business Enterprise National Council. Piping Systems, in operation for 30 years as a mechanical contracting firm serving the commercial, industrial and institutional industries, is headed by Pauline Lally.

The WBENC works in partnership with women's business organizations to provide a national standard of certification for women-owned businesses.