Hormel honors suppliers with excellence award
Hormel Foods Corp. awarded 58 suppliers with a 2009 Spirit of Excellence Award for their roles in the company’s continuous improvement process throughout the past year.
“The Spirit of Excellence Awards are a great way to thank our suppliers for helping Hormel Foods continue to build upon our heritage of innovation and quality,” said Melanie Faust, director of purchasing at Hormel Foods, in a press release. “Each year, we look forward to presenting this award as a way of showing appreciation to our suppliers.”
The suppliers Hormel acknowledged represent a wide range or areas, like contractors, local plant suppliers, producers, provisions, purchasing and transportation.
Criteria for the Spirit of Excellence Award included meeting performance requirements, making on-time deliveries and providing high-level administrative support.
To qualify for the Spirit of Excellence Award, suppliers have to maintain a minimum supplier rating index score of 92 over a 12-month period. This score is determined by a universal measurement system started in 1990 to ensure every supplier is held to the same standards.
All 58 suppliers are now eligible to receive the Hormel No. 1 Award. This award, which is given out every five years, will be awarded in 2011 for 2006 to 2010. To receive the Hormel Foods No. 1 Award, potential recipients must have received a Spirit of Excellence Award during four out of five years.
Spirirt of Excellence Award recipients
A.J. Lysne Contracting Corporation
Ampac Packaging LLC
Ball Corporation Metal Food & Household Products
Bunzl Processor Division
Crown Cork & Seal Company Inc.
Dickey Transport Inc.
Dickson Industries Inc.
East Penn Manufacturing Company Inc.
Environmental Land Management
Fehr Solutions LLC
Ferguson Enterprises Inc.
Fieldale Farms Corporation
G E LeBlanc Inc.
Gamer Packaging Inc.
Gleeson Constructors LLC
Graphic Packaging International Inc.
Green Bay Packaging Inc.
Holiday Express Corporation
Mike and Steve Hopkins
Hub Group Inc.
Hydrite Chemical Co.
Jayhawk Boxes, Inc.
The Joseph Company Inc.
Lou Rich Inc.
Marzolf Swine Inc.
McFarland Truck Lines Inc.
Menasha Packaging Co. LLC
The Meyers Printing Companies Inc.
Midwest Coast Transport
Muller Pinehurst Dairy Inc.
Newly Weds Foods
Preston Refrigeration Co.
Red Arrow Products Co. LLC
Sealed Air Corporation Cryovac Division
Silgan Containers Corporation
Smyth Companies Inc.
Stuart W. Johnson & Co. Inc.
Superior Companies of Minnesota Inc.
Walter G. Anderson Inc.
Werner Electric Supply and Van Meter Industrial Inc.