Applied Industrial Technologies Receives Supplier Excellence and Innovation Awards from Eastman Chemical Company

 Applied Industrial Technologies Receives Supplier Excellence and Innovation
                     Awards from Eastman Chemical Company

PR Newswire

CLEVELAND, June 12, 2013

CLEVELAND, June 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Applied Industrial Technologies
(NYSE: AIT) has received two supplier awards from Eastman Chemical Company as
part of their Eastman Supplier Excellence Program (ESEP) for 2012. Applied^®
is a supplier of power transmission components and MRO products to Eastman
Chemical Company and was recognized for both Excellence and Innovation,
earning the highest status assigned by Eastman to their most valued suppliers.

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These Excellence and Innovation awards signify that Applied is one of the
company's most valued suppliers based on consistent performance in furnishing
Eastman with high quality materials and services, while also working on their
behalf to improve efficiency and further facilitate their competitiveness in
the marketplace. Selection for the awards is based on contributions in the
areas of on-time shipping performance, meeting Eastman's quality expectations,
and providing innovative solutions to unique opportunities.

"Less than six-tenths of one percent of Eastman's suppliers were nominated for
an ESEP award, and Applied is one of only two suppliers to win two ESEP awards
for 2012," explains Debbie Davis Waltermire, Director, Global Indirect
Procurement & Supply Chain for Eastman. "In fact, Applied has won more ESEP
awards in the last three years than any other supplier," added Jason Bunton,
Global Sourcing Manager for Eastman.

"We are honored to be recognized by Eastman for these prestigious awards three
years in a row, and we are proud to be a preferred supplier," says Tom Armold,
Vice President – Marketing and Strategic Accounts, Applied Industrial
Technologies. "We have a successful partnership with Eastman because they
allow us to utilize our years of experience, expertise, and exceptional
ability to improve their operations."

About Applied
With more than 500 facilities and 5,000 employee associates, Applied
Industrial Technologies is a leading industrial distributor that offers more
than four million parts to serve the needs of MRO and OEM customers in
virtually every industry. In addition, Applied provides engineering, design
and systems integration for industrial and fluid power applications, as well
as customized mechanical, fabricated rubber and fluid power shop services.
Applied also offers maintenance training and inventory management solutions
that provide added value to its customers. Applied can be visited on the
Internet at

About Eastman Chemical Company
Eastman is a global specialty chemicals company that produces a broad range of
advanced materials, additives and functional products, specialty chemicals,
and fibers that are found in products people use every day. As a world leader
in the diverse markets it serves, Eastman is focused on delivering innovative
and technology-based solutions while maintaining its commitment to safety and
sustainability.For more information, visit 

SOURCE Applied Industrial Technologies

Contact: Julie Kho, Applied Industrial Technologies, ph. 216-426-4483, e-mail
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