Wabash National Corp. recognized 22 of its suppliers this week for exceptional performance in helping the organization meet customer needs during its annual supplier conference.
“We value the relationships with our suppliers and the support they provide to help Wabash National deliver innovative, cost-effective solutions for our customers,” said Dick Giromini, Wabash president and chief executive officer. “This select group of suppliers has demonstrated the kind of commitment to excellence that allows Wabash National to enhance customer satisfaction with evolving product and technology innovations.”
More than 375 attendees representing 150 supplier organizations were present for the conference, which was held at the company’s Ehrlich Innovation Center.
“Partnerships are critical to our success as a diversified industrial manufacturer,” said Wabash National Vice President of Global Strategic Sourcing Steve Miller. “These select suppliers bring unique ideas and a sense of urgency that continues to raise the bar and redefine the reciprocal value of partnership.”
Wabash National presented its most esteemed award, the 2014 Supply Chain Leadership and Performance Pinnacle Supplier Award, to Lafayette Steel & Aluminum, an ISO 9001-2008 certified steel and aluminum service center. Lafayette Steel & Aluminum was selected based on its excellent service and performance in reducing costs and providing proactive solutions for Wabash National customers.
Twenty Platinum Awards were given for excellence in supply chain performance delivery, quality, cost and innovation. Recipients of these awards were All State Fastener Corp., American Aluminum Extrusion, Bridgestone Corp., Chicago Tube & Iron, CMC Impact Metals, G&D Integrated, GC3 Logistics, Kauffman Engineering Inc., Lincoln Electric Co., Maxion Wheels, NORD Gear Corp., Office Depot, Old Dominion Freight Line, Shandong Special Industry Group, SMC Pneumatics, Steel Dynamics Inc., Steel of West Virginia Inc., Truck-Lite Co., Waters Industrial and Wiley Metal Fabricating Inc.