Hormel Foods Honors Suppliers with Spirit of Excellence Awards Business Wire AUSTIN, Minn. -- April 18, 2013 Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE: HRL) recently awarded 59 suppliers with a 2012 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 Hormel Foods Spirit of Excellence Award program recognizes the suppliers that truly go above and beyond, making an impact on our business,” said Melanie A. Faust, director of purchasing at Hormel Foods. “We’re honored to partner with these distinguished suppliers.” Suppliers that qualified for the Spirit of Excellence Award maintained a minimum supplier rating index score of 92 throughout a 12-month period. 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. In addition to the Spirit of Excellence Award, suppliers compete for the Hormel No. 1 Award every five years. Two years ago, the company announced the Hormel No. 1 Award recipients, who were honored for providing long-term consistent, superior performance during the five-year period from 2006-2010. One of the criteria for the award requires recipients to have received a Spirit of Excellence Award during four out of five years. Engineering A.J. Lysne Contracting Corporation Allweather Roof East Penn Manufacturing Environmental Land Management, LLC Fehr Solutions, LLC Fox Electric Gleeson Constructors & Engineers, LLC Hyster Company The Joseph Company, Inc. Kestner Electric, Inc. KOFAB Lou Rich, Inc. Multivac, Inc. Rockwell Automation, Inc. Superior Companies of Minnesota, Inc. Van Meter Industrial and Werner Electric Supply Wolf-tec, Inc. Procurement New Fashion Pork LLP David Reuter Daryl Muilenberg (PLM) Gleason Farms Inc. Jason Fett Honeysuckle Farms LLC Spronk Brothers LLP Josie’s Pork Farm Inc. BS Hogs/Vision Pork Tip Top Pork Provision Fieldale Farms Corporation Purchasing Aramark Uniform Services Bunzl Processor Division CHR Hansen Inc. Crown Cork & Seal USA, Inc. Curwood, Inc. Dickson Industries, Inc. DXP Enterprises, Inc. Exopack LLC Gamer Packaging Inc. Griffith Laboratories USA Hydrite Chemical Co. International Paper Kalle USA, Inc. The Meyers Printing Companies, Inc. Menasha Packaging Minnesota Corrugated Box, Inc. Newly Weds Foods Inc. Progressive Packaging, Inc. RR Donnelley Rangen Inc. Red Arrow Products Company LLC Sargento Foods Inc. Sensient Technologies Corporation Smyth Companies Zip Pak Walter G Anderson Inc. xpedx Transportation Dickey Transport, Inc. ICS Logistics Corporation McFarland Truck Lines, Inc. K & B Transportation, Inc. About Hormel Foods Hormel Foods Corporation, based in Austin, Minn., is a multinational manufacturer and marketer of consumer-branded food and meat products, many of which are among the best known and trusted in the food industry. The company leverages its extensive expertise, innovation and high competencies in pork and turkey processing and marketing to bring branded, value-added products to the global marketplace. The company is a member of the Standard & Poor's (S&P) 500 Index, S&P Dividend Aristocrats for 2012, Maplecroft Climate Innovation Indexes, Global 1000 Sustainable Performance Leaders and was again named one of "The 100 Best Corporate Citizens” by Corporate Responsibility Magazine for the fifth year in a row. Hormel Foods debuted on the G.I. Jobs magazine list of America’s Top 100 Military Friendly Employers in 2012. The company enjoys a strong reputation among consumers, retail grocers, foodservice and industrial customers for products highly regarded for quality, taste, nutrition, convenience and value. For more information, visit http://www.hormelfoods.com. Contact: Hormel Foods Corporation Julie H. Craven, 507-437-5345 email@example.com
Hormel Foods Honors Suppliers with Spirit of Excellence Awards
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