PPG honours suppliers

PPG Industries has presented eight Excellent Supplier Awards for superior performance in 2009. Award criteria included product quality, delivery, documentation, innovation, responsiveness, continuous …

PPG Industries has presented eight Excellent Supplier Awards for superior performance in 2009. Award criteria included product quality, delivery, documentation, innovation, responsiveness, continuous improvement and participation in PPG“s Supplier Added Value Effort ($AVE) programme. Steve Lampe, PPG vice president, purchasing and distribution, praised the performance of the award-winning suppliers. Their products, services, innovation and overall commercial value in 2009 were outstanding, he said. We consider them invaluable business partners who provide a significant competitive advantage to PPG. On an annual basis, PPG purchases almost USD 8 billion in materials and services from thousands of suppliers. Companies earning the 2009 Excellent Supplier Award, and the products and services they provide, are: o Adecco USA Inc., based in Melville, New York; o Clariant S.A., So Paulo, Brazil; o Crown Coal & Coke Co., Pittsburgh; o Fort Dearborn Co., of Fountain Inn, South Carolina; o WW Grainger, of Lake Forest, Illinois; o Industrial Distribution Group, based in Belmont, North Carolina; o Pacific Industrial Contractors, Inc., Fresno, California; o Seppic Polychem Business, France.