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May 7, 2007
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ROSEMONT, Ill. - At its annual supplier conference, Grainger presented 27 top-performing suppliers with its Partners in Performance Supplier Award for 2006. This award recognizes suppliers who achieve excellence in several categories, including responsiveness, information integrity, on-time shipping, cost control, management commitment, and order fulfillment. These metrics help measure the ability of suppliers to ensure product availability across the distribution network. Grainger suppliers receive ratings throughout the year for their performance in each.

“Grainger’s suppliers play an important role in ensuring our customers have access to a broad product offering,” said Bob Cocks, Grainger’s vice president of product management. “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.”

Partners in Performance award winners for 2006 were: Champion, Gardner Denver Co., Quincy, Ill.; Dalloz Fall Protection/Miller, Smithfield, R.I.; Dalloz Safety, Smithfield, R.I.; Enerpac, Butler, Wis.; ER Wagner Manufacturing Co., Milwaukee; Federal Signal Corp., Oak Brook, Ill.; Howard Leight, a Bacou-Dalloz division, Smithfield, R.I.; IMI Norgren Actuator, Littleton, Colo.; Ingersoll Rand/Security Technology, Carmel, Ind.; Justrite, Des Plaines, Ill.; Klein Tools Inc., Lincolnshire, Ill.; The M.K. Morse Co., Canton, Ohio; Motorola Inc., Schaumburg, Ill.; North Safety Equipment, Cranston, R.I.; Spectrum Brands/Rayovac Division, Madison, Wis.; Tripp Lite, Chicago; Uvex Safety Inc., Smithfield, R.I.; Weiler Corp., Cresco, Pa.; and Wells Lamont Industrial, Niles, Ill.

The Supplier of the Year award was given to Custom Leathercraft, South Gate, Calif. Best Small Supplier went to Royal Basket Trucks, Darien, Wis., and Best New Supplier went to W.C. Wood Co. Inc., Ontario, Canada. Milwaukee Electric, Brookfield, Wis., was named Best Large Supplier; Greenheck, Schofield, Wis., Best Innovative Supplier; and Fluke Corp., Everett, Wash., as Most Improved Supplier.

Publication date: 05/07/2007

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