Wabash recognized 34 of its top suppliers with 2022 Supplier Awards during its new Ignite business conference.
The manufacturer presents the annual awards to top suppliers for excellence in supply chain performance, considering criteria such as innovation, quality, delivery, cost, and service. The company’s highest honor is its Pinnacle Award, which recognizes the company’s supplier of the year.
“In these changing times, Wabash’s culture of innovation is amplified by our supplier relationships,” said Brent Yeagy, president and CEO. “We work with the best of the best to bring new ideas forward, exploring solutions to complex problems that will advance our industry.”
This year’s Pinnacle Award winner is Steel Dynamics of Fort Wayne, Indiana. The Fortune 500 company produces steel using recycled ferrous scrap as the primary raw material. With their innovative culture, circular manufacturing model, and use of electric arc furnace steelmaking, Steel Dynamics is an industry leader in sustainable steelmaking.
“For over 12 years, Steel Dynamics has been a key mill-directed material source for our numerous supplier service centers, touching all our product lines,” said Richard Mansilla, vice president of global procurement for Wabash. “Most recently, their ability and willingness to become our single-sourced painted coil supplier for DuraPlate products has created stability that we can count on, even during this challenging period of tight material supply.”
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Twenty-eight companies earned Platinum Awards for excellence in supply chain performance. The group demonstrated an ongoing commitment to excellence and logistics optimization that support Wabash’s growth and innovation, the company said.
Platinum Award winners are (in alphabetical order):
- Alcorn Industries
- All State Fastener
- Axalta Coating Systems
- Clarience Technologies
- Dayton Freight
- Henry Poor
- Hynes Industries
- Jost International
- KW Plastics Recycling
- Lafayette Steel Sales
- Old Dominion Freight Line
- Pink Team Cleaning Services
- Process Development & Fabrication
- Securit Metal Products
- Steel of West Virginia
- Total Quality Logistics
- Webb Wheel
- Whiting Door Manufacturing Corp.
- Wiley Metal Fabrication
“We value the relationships with our suppliers and the support they provide to help Wabash deliver innovative, cost-effective solutions for our customers,” Mansilla said. “In today’s environment where the supply base can be constrained, these partners consistently did their part to keep our production lines running at all of our locations across the United States and Mexico.”
In addition, Conaway Electrical Service, Havco Wood Products, Landstar System, Linde Gas & Equipment, and Phillips Industries received Distinguished Supplier Awards for outstanding customer service, business responsiveness, and performance.
This article was initially published on BulkTransporter.com.