Postal Service Salutes Supplier Performance Award Winners

          Postal Service Salutes Supplier Performance Award Winners

Ten Companies Recognized for Delivering Excellence

PR Newswire

WASHINGTON, April 25, 2013

WASHINGTON  , April 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The U.S. Postal
Service has honored 10 companies for superior supply chain performance and
delivering optimum solutions that reduce costs, enhance performance, maintain
high levels of service and provide innovative and sustainable solutions.

At a recent ceremony at the Postal Service headquarters in Washington, the
winning companies from 2012 received awards in five categories: Supplier
Performance, Supplier Excellence, Supplier Innovation, Supplier Diversity and
Supplier Sustainability Excellence.

"The United States Postal Service does business with more than 20,000
suppliers each year. To receive one of these awards is a real achievement,"
said Postmaster General Patrick R. Donahoe to the award winners. "It is
essential that we have a world-class chain of suppliersto
provideconsistentlyoutstanding service to our customers. Each ofyouis
asignificant link in that chain, andworking together, we deliver for the
American people."

Supply Management Vice President Susan Brownell hosted the ceremony. "Today,
we honor several of the nation's most outstanding companies who happen to be
superior suppliers and partners to the United States Postal Service," said
Brownell. "You are the head of the class. Together, we continue making
significant progress in expanding and strengthening our capabilities in
achieving new heights in supply chain management. Through your commitment and
expertise we deliver excellent service to our customers every day."

The 2012 winners are:

American Bank Note Company,  Columbia, TN
Supplier Performance Award

American Bank Note Company provides secure warehousing, distribution and stamp
fulfillment services for the Postal Service.

CEO and Chairman Steven G. Singer
"It gives me great personal pleasure to accept this coveted honor on behalf of
the dedicated employees of American Bank Note Company. To us at ABN, it
symbolizes the unflagging efforts of two like-minded organizations, both well
into their third century of service, questing toward a single goal:
identifying, implementing, measuring and refining the best practices
attainable in supply chain management."

Eaton, Moon Township, PA
Supplier Performance Award

Eaton provides power distribution maintenance services for electrical
switchgear equipment in Postal Service facilities nationwide.

Eaton Electrical Sector Americas Region President Revatjo Advaithi
"Eaton gratefully accepts the U.S. Postal Service Supplier Performance Award
for helping maintain reliable and efficient power systems at Postal Service
facilities across the nation. We are honored that our support has been
recognized by postal professionals and will build on the achievement by
continuing our commitment to help USPS and other public sector customers meet
supply chain goals to reduce costs and optimize system-wide operations." 

EMC Corporation, Hopkinton, MA
Supplier Performance Award

EMC supports the Postal Service with designing data storage and data
management solutions including hardware, software and professional services to
meet the needs of our growing data storage environment.

President and COO David Goulden
"Each and every day, EMC is committed to helping our customers meet their
business-critical objectives. With a significant focus on IT transformation,
the rise of big data and trusted IT, we strive to provide the best possible
experience to our customers through the continued delivery of innovative,
leading-edge products and impeccable service. We are honored to receive this
award from the U.S. Postal Service as recognition of our mutual efforts
towards their IT transformation journey."

Carolina Cabinet Company, Wilson, NC
Supplier Excellence Award

Carolina Cabinet designs, manufactures and delivers casework for Post Office
retail lobbies.

President Michael Jones
"It's an honor to be recognized by the United States Postal Service for the
Supplier Excellence Award. This award validates our commitment and continued
efforts to deliver great customer service and quality products at a
competitive price."

Ecolab Pest Elimination, St. Paul, MN
Supplier Excellence Award

Ecolab provides a variety of pest control services for more than 4,100 Postal
Service sites including solutions for general pest, rodent, bird, bat and
nuisance animals.

Executive Vice President and Global Services and Specialty President Bobby
Mendez
"Every day Ecolab Pest Elimination's associates help make the world cleaner,
safer and healthier by working to deliver pest-free environments for our
customers. We deliver pest solutions that focus on the health, safety and
prosperity of our customers, communities and associates.We thank the United
States Postal Service for the opportunity to serve its organization and for
recognizing Ecolab Pest Elimination with the 2012 Supplier Excellence Award."

Sun Coast Resources, Houston, TX
Supplier Excellence Award

Sun Coast provides fuel for Postal Service vehicles and operations.

Founder, President and CEO Kathy Lehne
"Sun Coast Resources is honored to receive the prestigious Supplier Excellence
Award. Our goal is to provide superior service to the U.S. Postal Service and
handle all inquiries expeditiously and professionally. Our company was founded
on the simple principle of customer focus and satisfaction 100 percent of the
time. I am grateful Sun Coast was able to deliver on its goal and commitment."

XO Communications, Herndon, VA
Supplier Excellence Award

XO Communications provides Internet data and mail processing information and
telephone products and services for the Postal Service.

CEO Laura Thomas
"XO Communications is extremely pleased and honored to receive the U.S. Postal
Service Supplier Performance Award for the outstanding support provided by our
employees and our IP and data networking solutions. This award demonstrates
the core of our brand values to deliver the best customer experience in the
communications industry and highlights our strong relationship with the Postal
Service. XO and all of our employees are proud to support the Postal Service
and are grateful for this recognition."

Foth Production Solutions,  Dunn Loring, VA
Supplier Innovation Award

Foth Production Solutions provides the Postal Service with engineering
services, turnkey services and custom machine development and manufacturing.

CEO Randy Homel
"Foth Production Solutions is truly honored to receive this award. We
appreciate being nominated by our postal teammates for our dedication to
serving the U.S. Postal Service. There is no better validation that we are
living our brand in providing personalized, client-centered service than for
the Postal Service to recognize our company through a supplier performance
award."

Roth, a Sodexo Company, Youngstown, OH
Supplier Innovation Award

Roth is the Postal Service's national roof asset management supplier, which
provides roofing products and services to postal sites nationwide.

Executive Vice President Steve Koneval
"Roth, a Sodexo Company is honored to be a U.S. Postal Service award
recipient. As a strategic partner with USPS, we believe it's critically
important to support USPS and their people to create efficient environments
and improve performance. Partnering also demands innovation, and we look
forward to opportunities to leverage our ideas, expertise and technology in
assisting the Postal Service in meeting its sustainability goals while also
lowering total cost of ownership for its roofing assets."

Eaton, Moon Township, PA
Supplier Diversity Award

Eaton provides power distribution maintenance services for electrical
switchgear equipment in Postal Service facilities nationwide.

Electrical Sector Americas Region President Revathi Advaithi
"Eaton proudly accepts the U.S. Postal Service Supplier Diversity Award, which
highlights our commitment to establishing and maintaining a strong competitive
supplier base. Embracing diversity in the communities we support is vital to
the success and continued growth of our company and the communities we serve.
We are honored to be recognized by postal professionals for our efforts."

Asset LifeCycle, Topeka, KS
Supplier Sustainability Excellence Award

Asset LifeCycle provides investment recovery, material reclamation and
recycling services for USPS excess assets.

CEO Beverly Drew
"Asset LifeCycle is incredibly honored to receive its first Supplier
Sustainability Excellence Award from the U.S. Postal Service. This award
illustrates the commitment and dedication of the Postal Service to seek the
highest levels of supplier performance, achieving excellence in conjunction
with environmental stewardship and continued sustainability. The partnership
between our organizations has contributed to the accomplishment of vast
responsible recycling initiatives. Through continued collaboration between the
Postal Service and Asset LifeCycle the opportunities for environmental
sustainability are limitless."

For more information about the Postal Service's supplier initiatives, visit

http://about.usps.com/suppliers/performance-awards.htm.

The Postal Service receives no tax dollars for operating expenses, and relies
on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations.

A self-supporting government enterprise, the U.S. Postal Service is the only
delivery service that reaches every address in the nation: 152 million
residences, businesses and Post Office Boxes. The Postal Service receives no
tax dollars for operating expenses and relies on the sale of postage, products
and services to fund its operations. With more than 31,000 retail locations
and the most frequently visited website in the federal government, usps.com,
the Postal Service has annual revenue of more than $65 billion and delivers
nearly 40 percent of the world's mail. If it were a private-sector company,
the U.S. Postal Service would rank 42nd in the 2012 Fortune 500. The Postal
Service has been named the Most Trusted Government Agency for seven years and
the fourth Most Trusted Business in the nation by the Ponemon Institute.

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SOURCE U.S. Postal Service

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