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Wabash recognizes outstanding suppliers

Nov. 3, 2020
Trailer manufacturer honors exceptional performance over the past year that supported goal of 'Changing How the World Reaches You'

Wabash National Corp. has recognized the top suppliers for exceptional performance over the past year that supported Wabash National in fulfilling its purpose of “Changing How the World Reaches You.”

“This year has become one for the record books,” Richard Mansilla, vice president, Global Procurement, said. “All of our supplier award winners are being recognized for their commitment to keeping Wabash National operating during some of the most challenging months of the global pandemic.

“When most of the economy shut down, Wabash National kept running as an essential business so our customers could keep critical goods moving from first to final mile. We couldn’t have managed through that period without the commitment of our supply chain partners.”

The top award, the Pinnacle Award for Supplier of the Year, goes to Hydro, a leader in the global aluminum industry with operations in 40 countries all over the world. Hydro has supplied Wabash National with aluminum extrusions and components for over 12 years.

“We’re honored to recognize Hydro as our Supplier of the Year for their commitment to growing and scaling alongside our business,” Byron Shea, global category manager, said. “In the past year they successfully completed tooling and PPAP of dozens of new part numbers, which was an unprecedented level of PPAP activity for any Wabash National supplier. They also launched a program to localize extrusions and fabrication of components to support growth for our truck body business on the west coast.”

This is the first Pinnacle Award for Hydro and third Wabash National supplier award overall.

Twenty-three companies are receiving Platinum Awards for excellence in supply chain performance. Award criteria include scorecard metrics of delivery, quality, cost and service, as well as key initiatives of logistics optimization, supporting Wabash National’s growth and accelerating innovation.

Platinum Award winners are (in alphabetical order):

All State Fastener                       Mervis Industries

Axalta Coating Systems            Old Dominion Freight Line

Betts Industries                           Rockland Flooring

Clarience Technologies             Sherwin-Williams Company

Dayton Freight                              Steel of West Virginia

Dow Chemical                              The Lincoln Electric Company

Engineered Components Co.    Transland

Havco Wood Products               WABCO

Hendrickson                                Webb Wheel

Hutchens Industries                  Whiting Door Manufacturing Corp.

Lafayette Steel Sales                 Wiley Metal Fabrication

Maverick USA

In addition, Aluminum Line Products Co., Crossroads Galvanizing LLC, Lafayette Cleaning, Millhouse, and Northern Safety & Industrial / Wurth Group are receiving Distinguished Supplier Awards for outstanding customer service, business responsiveness and performance.