Grainger, Chicago, IL, presented 27 suppliers with Partners in Performance Supplier Awards.
The awards were presented at Grainger's annual supplier conference in Rosemount, IL.
Grainger presents the award to a select group of suppliers, to recognize recipients for an exceptional performance throughout the year.
"Grainger's suppliers play an important role in ensuring our customers have access to a broad product offering," says Bob Cocks, Grainger's Vice President of Product Management.
"We strive for new ways to learn and grow with our suppliers so that together, we can help customers save time and money by consolidating their purchases. Our Partners in Performance awards ceremony gives us the opportunity to recognize suppliers who have demonstrated superior performance and who are true role models within their industry."
Grainger's Partners in Performance Award recognizes suppliers who achieve excellence in several categories, including responsiveness, information integrity, on-time shipping, cost control, management commitment and order fulfillment.
Grainger's Partners in Performance award winners are:
Champion, Garner, Denver Co.
Dalloz Fall Protection/Miller Dalloz Safety
ER Wagner Manufacturing Co.
Federal Signal Corp.
IMI Norgren Actuator
Ingersoll Rand/Security Technology
Klein Tools, Inc.
The M.K. Morse Co.
North Safety Equipment
Spectrum Brands/Rayovac Division
Uvex Safety Inc.
Wells Lamont Industrial
Supplier of the Year: Custom Leathercraft
Best Small Supplier: Royal Basket Trucks
Best New Supplier: W.C. Wood Co. Inc.
Best Large Supplier: Milwaukee Electric
Best Innovative Supplier: Greenheck
Most Improved Supplier: Fluke Corporation
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