CENTER, Texas — Portacool LLC, a manufacturer of portable evaporative cooling products, announced that it was presented with Grainger’s 2014 Partners in Performance Award. Grainger, a distributor of maintenance, repair, and operating (MRO) products, presents the award annually to a select group of suppliers for outstanding performance throughout the year.

Through this award, suppliers are recognized for excellence in several categories, including responsiveness, information integrity, on-time shipping, management commitment, and order fulfillment. Each Grainger supplier receives ratings throughout the year for its respective performance in each of these categories. Out of Grainger’s more than 3,500 active suppliers, less than 1 percent are chosen to receive these annual awards.

“Portacool is honored to be recognized again by the Grainger team in our follow-up year to being named the Supplier of the Year for 2013,” said Ben Wulf, CEO of Portacool. “We are privileged to have worked alongside this team for more than 20 years, and we look forward to building a strong, successful future together providing cooling solutions that impact the safety of our customers.”

“Grainger is proud to recognize Portacool for its outstanding supplier performance,” said Fred Costello, Grainger vice president, global product management. “Our customers expect quality products consistently delivered to the right place at the right time. This is not possible without the commitment, dedication, and outstanding service of our Partners in Performance suppliers.”

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Publication date: 3/2/2015

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