SSAB Earns Recognition as a John Deere "Partner-level Supplier," Hall of Fame Supplier, and Supplier of the Year

SSAB Earns Recognition as a John Deere "Partner-level Supplier," Hall of Fame 
Supplier, and Supplier of the Year 
LISLE, IL, Feb. 19, 2014 /CNW/ - SSAB has earned recognition as a 
Partner-level supplier for 2013, was inducted into the Supplier Hall of Fame, 
and named Construction and Forestry Division Supplier of the Year in the John 
Deere Achieving Excellence Program.  The Partner-level status is Deere & 
Company's highest supplier rating.  Hall of Fame status is given after a 
supplier attains a Partner-level rating for five consecutive years.  The 
Lisle, Illinois-based company was selected for the honor in recognition of its 
dedication to providing products and service of outstanding quality as well as 
its commitment to continuous improvement. Company employees accepted the 
recognition during formal ceremonies held on February 18, 2014 in Davenport, 
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"SSAB Americas is honored to receive such prestigious awards from John Deere," 
said Jeff Moskaluk, Chief Commercial Officer, SSAB. "We are grateful to have a 
customer that values innovation and value creation as much as they do. At SSAB 
we are consistently focused on continuous improvement and are proud to be a 
John Deere supplier." 
SSAB is a supplier of as rolled discrete steel plate to John Deere's 
operations in Davenport and Dubuque, IA and Thibodaux, LA. 
Suppliers who participate in the Achieving Excellence program are evaluated 
annually in several key performance categories, including quality, cost 
management, delivery, technical support and wavelength, which is a measure of 
responsiveness. John Deere Supply Management created the program in 1991 to 
provide a supplier evaluation and feedback process that promotes continuous 
For pictures, please visit SSAB's Media bank. 
SSAB is a global leader in value added, high strength steel. SSAB offers 
products developed in close cooperation with its customers to create a 
stronger, lighter and more sustainable world. SSAB has employees in over 45 
countries and operates production facilities in Sweden and the US. SSAB is 
listed on the NASDAQ OMX Nordic Exchange, Stockholm.

Andrea Drobnik, Manager Communications,+1-630-810-4774,; Marie Elfstrand, Director External Communications, 
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