Hormel Foods recognizes 89 suppliers; Annual Spirit of Excellence Awards announced

Published 8:02 am Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Hormel Foods Corp. recently awarded 89 suppliers with a 2016 Spirit of Excellence Award for their roles in the company’s continuous improvement process throughout the last year. These suppliers are from a variety of areas including contractors, pork procurement, provisions, ingredients, packaging and transportation.

“The suppliers that have earned our Spirit of Excellence Award truly go above and beyond in helping us produce high-quality products for consumers around the world,” said Curtis Southard, director of purchasing at Hormel Foods, in a press release. “We are proud to partner with these outstanding suppliers and congratulate them on this achievement.”

Suppliers that qualified for the Spirit of Excellence Award maintained a minimum supplier rating index score of 92 throughout a 12-month period.

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This score is determined by a universal measurement system that began in 1990 to ensure each supplier is held to the same standards. Award criteria include meeting performance requirements, making on-time deliveries and providing high-level customer support.

For more information, visit www.hormelfoods.com and http://2015csr.hormelfoods.com/.

Suppliers receiving a 2016 Spirit of Excellence Award:

Contractors (25)

A.J. Lysne Contracting Corporation

Allweather Roof

Avure Technologies Inc.

Busch LLC

Cybertrol Engineering LLC

East Penn Manufacturing

Environmental Land Management LLC

Evapco Inc.

Fehr Solutions LLC

Fox Electric

Gleeson Constructors & Engineers LLC

Harty Mechanical Inc.

Hybrid Mechanical LLC

Hyster Company

Jasper Engineering

John Bean Technologies Corp.

Kestner Electric


Lou Rich Inc.

Multivac Inc.

Nikkel & Associates Inc.

Rockwell Automation

The Joseph Company Inc.

Weber Inc.

Werner Electric

Provisions (4)

Amick Farms

Nebraska Beef

Taurus Food Products

Landmark Foods

Procurement (23)

Country Pork LLP

Daryl Muilenburg

Donkers Farms LLC

Donley Farms Inc.

Ephriam Baer

Gary Anderson

Honeysuckle Farms LLC

Hufco LLC

Hufford Bros

Jim Huper

Josie’s Pork Farm Inc.

K B Q Inc.

Kevin Remund

LB Pork Marketing LLC

Lenort Pork

New Fashion Pork LLP

New Horizon Farms LLP

Rebco Pork Inc.

Roe Farms Inc.

Spring Valley Farms LLP

Spronk Bros III LLP

Wayne Maloney


Purchasing (33)

Airlite Plastics Co.

Ball Food and Aerosol Packaging

Bemis North America

Birdsong Peanuts

Bunzl Processor Division


CHR Hansen Inc.


Crown Cork & Seal USA Inc.

DXP Enterprises Inc.

Gamer Packaging Inc.

Hydrite Chemical Co.

International Paper

JM Swank LLC

Kalle USA Inc.

Menasha Packaging Company LLC

The Meyers Printing Company Inc.

MPI Label Systems

Multisorb Technologies Inc.

Newly Weds Foods

Palleton Inc.


Progressive Packaging Inc.

Red Arrow

RK Farms LLC

Sargento Foods Inc.

Sealed Air – Food Care Div.

Silgan Containers LLC

Silgan Plastic Food Containers

Smyth Companies LLC



Winpak Ltd.

Transportation (4)

Dickey Transport Inc.

Holiday Express Corporation

K & B Transportation Inc.

ICS Logistics