Wabash National Corporation Presents Awards to Outstanding Suppliers
Key Suppliers Recognized at Company's Annual Supplier Conference
LAFAYETTE, IN -- (Marketwired) -- 09/23/13 -- Wabash National
Corporation (NYSE: WNC) recognized top suppliers during its annual
supplier conference on Sept. 19, 2013. Twenty suppliers received
awards for exceptional performance to help the organization meet
"We value the relationships with our suppliers because they help
Wabash National deliver innovative, cost-effective solutions for our
customers," said Dick Giromini, Wabash National Corporation president
and chief executive officer. "This select group of suppliers has
demonstrated the kind of commitment to excellence that allows Wabash
National to enhance customer satisfaction with evolving product and
More than 375 attendees representing 150 supplier organizations were
present for the conference held at the company's Ehrlich Innovation
Center. Keynote speakers included Craig Bouchard, chairman and chief
executive officer of Signature Group Holdings, Inc., and Tim Quinlan,
an economist for Wells Fargo. They each shared insights on specific
trends affecting the industry.
"Partnerships are critical to our success as a diversified industrial
manufacturer," said Wabash National Vice President of Global
Strategic Sourcing Steve Miller. "These select suppliers bring unique
ideas and a sense of urgency that continues to raise the bar and
redefine the reciprocal value of partnership."
Wabash National presented its most esteemed award, the 2013 Supply
Chain Leadership and Performance Pinnacle Supplier Award, to
Truck-Lite Company LLC, a premier supplier of visibility products for
trucks and trailers. Truck-Lite was selected based on its excellent
service and performance in reducing costs and providing proactive
solutions for Wabash National customers.
Three Distinguished Supplier Awards were presented to suppliers for
support of key initiatives, customer value and relationship.
Recipients of distinguished awards included Whiting Overhead Door
Corporation, Bridgestone Corporation and 3D Machine, Inc.
Sixteen Platinum Awards were given for excellence in supply chain
performance delivery, quality, cost and innovation. Recipients of
these awards were All State Fastener Corporation, Conney Safety
Products, Cooper Tire & Rubber Company, Dayton Freight Lines, Inc.,
The Dow Chemical Company, GC3 Logistics, Hardebeck Trucking, Henry
Poor Lumber Company, Hynes Industries, Kauffman Engineering, Inc.,
Lafayette Steel & Aluminum, Maxion Wheels, Office Depot, SAF-HOLLAND,
Steel of West Virginia, Inc. and Wiley Metal Fabricating, Inc.
About Wabash National Corporation
Headquartered in Lafayette, Ind.,
Wabash National Corporation (NYSE: WNC) is a diversified industrial
manufacturer and North America's leading producer of semi trailers
and liquid transportation systems. Established in 1985, the company
specializes in the design and production of dry freight vans,
refrigerated vans, platform trailers, intermodal equipment, liquid
tank trailers, frac tanks, engineered products, and composite
products. Wabash National's operations are largely organized under
three wholly owned subsidiaries: Transcraft Corporation, Walker Group
Holdings LLC and Wabash National Trailer Centers, Inc. Its innovative
products are sold under the following brand names: Wabash
National(R), Transcraft(R), Benson(R), DuraPlate(R), ArcticLite(R),
Walker Transport, Walker Stainless Equipment, Walker Defense Group,
Walker Barrier Systems, Walker Engineered Products, Brenner(R) Tank,
Beall(R), Garsite, Progress Tank, TST(R), Bulk Tank International and
Extract Technology(R). To learn more, visit www.wabashnational.com.
Corporate Communications Manager
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