Hormel awards Spirit of Excellence recipients

Published 6:04 am Friday, April 15, 2011

Hormel Foods Corp. recently awarded 65 suppliers with a 2010 Spirit of Excellence Award for their roles in the company’s continuous improvement process throughout the past year.

The suppliers are from a variety of areas including contractors, pork procurement, provisions, ingredients, packaging and transportation.

“The Spirit of Excellence Awards recognize business partners that go above and beyond, making a positive impact on our business,” said Melanie Faust, director of purchasing at Hormel. “It’s an honor to present these awards as a way to show our appreciation to these outstanding suppliers.”

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Award criteria include meeting performance requirements, making on-time deliveries and providing high-level customer support.

In addition to the this award, suppliers compete for the Hormel No. 1 Award every five years, which will be announced this spring. The award honors suppliers that have provided long-term, consistent, superior performance during the five-year period from 2006 to 2010. A special event will be held this summer to honor the recipients.

2010 Spirit of Excellence Award recipients


A.J. Lysne Contracting Corporation

East Penn Manufacturing

Environmental Land Management, LLC

Fehr Solutions, LLC

Fox Electric

G E LeBlanc, Inc.

Gleeson Constructors, Inc.

Hyster Company

The Joseph Company, Inc.

Kestner Electric, Inc.


Lou Rich, Inc.

Multivac, Inc.

Rockwell Automation

Superior Companies of Minnesota, Inc.

Weber, Inc.

Werner Electric Supply and Van Meter Industrial, Inc.

Wolf-Tec, Inc.

Pork procurement

Blue River Pork

David Reuter

Donald Gildner

John Regier

Ken Winsel

Marzolf Swine Inc.

New Fashion Pork

Paris Foods

Ron Nykamp


Fieldale Farms Corporation


Airlite Plastics Co.

American Fuji Seal, Inc.

Aramark Uniform Services

Ball Metal Food & Household Products Packaging

Bunzl Processor Division

Crown Cork & Seal Company, Inc.

Curwood, Inc.

Dickson Industries, Inc.

Ecolab, Inc.

Fastenal Company

Gamer Packaging Inc.

Graphic Packaging International, Inc.

Hydrite Chemical Co.


Kalle USA, Inc.

Menasha Packaging Co. LLC

The Meyers Printing Companies, Inc.

Minnesota Corrugated Box, Inc.

Morton Salt, Inc.

Newly Weds Foods

Progressive Packaging, Inc.

Red Arrow Products Co. LLC

RR Donnelley

Sealed Air Corporation Cryovac Division – Bags & Film

Sensient Technologies Corporation

Silgan Containers

Smyth Companies, Inc.

Viscofan USA

Walter G. Anderson Inc.



Commercial Services

Decker Truck Line, Inc.

Dickey Transport, Inc.

Holiday Express Corporation

McFarland Truck Lines, Inc.

Midwest Coast Transport

Wenger Truck Line, Inc.