GRAINGER HIGHLIGHTS GEORGIA-PACIFIC PROFESSIONAL AGAIN FOR COMMITMENT TO ENVIRONMENTAL AND SUPPLIER EXCELLENCE
ATLANTA — For the second year in a row, Grainger presented Georgia-Pacific Professional with two Partners in Performance Awards at Grainger’s annual supplier conference held recently in Rosemont, Ill. Georgia-Pacific Professional earned both the Green Supplier of the Year and an award for supplier excellence for 2011. This is the fifth year in a row that Grainger has recognized Georgia-Pacific with a supplier excellence award. Grainger, North America’s leading distributor of facilities maintenance supplies, presents awards annually to a select group of suppliers for outstanding performance throughout the year.
Grainger''s Partners in Performance Award recognizes suppliers who achieve excellence in several categories, including responsiveness, information integrity, on time shipping and variability, management commitment and order fulfillment. Grainger suppliers receive ratings throughout the year for their performance in each of these categories. Out of Grainger''s 3,000 suppliers less than one percent are chosen to receive these annual awards.
"Grainger is proud to recognize Georgia-Pacific Professional for its outstanding supplier performance," said Fred Costello, Grainger Vice President, Product Management. “Grainger provides customers access to all of the products they need to keep their facilities safe, clean and functioning, and our suppliers are a critical part of that focus. We appreciate Georgia-Pacific Professional’s commitment to providing superior service and environmentally preferable products.”
Scott Light, president – Georgia-Pacific Professional, said, “Grainger is a valued customer for us, and we are excited that they continue to recognize the work that we do in the areas of sustainability and supplier excellence. The Green Supplier award especially highlights our ongoing commitment to building environmental, social and economic sustainability into our products and processes.”
Caption for included photo: Georgia-Pacific Professional was recognized by Grainger with two Partners in Performance Awards at its annual suppler conference. Accepting the awards on behalf of Georgia-Pacific Professional are (l to r): Chris Nakos, director – sales; Vicki Servais, customer service specialist; Steve Laratta, vice president – national distribution; Scott Light, president; and Dennis Shearer, vice president – sales.
W.W. Grainger, Inc., with 2011 sales of $8.1 billion, is North America''s leading broad line supplier of maintenance, repair and operating products, with expanding global operations. For more information about the company, visit www.grainger.com <http://www.grainger.com> .
ABOUT GEORGIA-PACIFIC PROFESSIONAL
Georgia-Pacific Professional is a provider of hygienic dispensing systems, towels, tissues, soaps, air fresheners, wipers, cups, cutlery, plates and napkins. Two business groups operate under the Georgia-Pacific Professional business. The Washroom and Wiper Solutions group provides the full range of products to market segments including office buildings, healthcare, manufacturing, and lodging facilities. The Food Services Solutions group focuses on such segments as restaurants, coffee shops, and convenience stores.