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Hormel Foods Announces Recipients of Prestigious Supplier Award


Austin, Minn.

Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE: HRL) has recently honored 26 suppliers with its prestigious Hormel No. 1 Award for their 2011 – 2015 performance. The honor is presented to the company’s top suppliers every five years.

“I would like to congratulate these suppliers on this special recognition,” said Bryan D. Farnsworth, senior vice president of supply chain at Hormel Foods. “Thank you all for the outstanding contributions you make to our company in respect to the goods and services you provide us.”

In order for a supplier to qualify for the Hormel No. 1 Award, supplier partners must:

– Have a supplier rating index of 96 percent or better in the fourth calendar quarter of the reporting year. The average of the five-year supplier rating index must be equal to or greater than 96 percent;

– Be a recipient of the Spirit of Excellence Award (an annual award given by Hormel Foods) for a minimum of four times throughout the last five consecutive years; and

– Meet additional requirements in the areas of: number of products sold by the supplier to Hormel Foods; dollars of exposure and deliveries to Hormel Foods; number of Hormel Foods locations serviced; and participation in continuous improvement processes.

The recipients of the Hormel No. 1 Award are:

– A.J. Lysne Contracting Corporation

– Allweather Roof

– Bemis North America

– Dickey Transport, Inc.

– East Penn Manufacturing

– Fehr Solutions, LLC

– Fox Electric

– Gleeson Constructors & Engineers, LLC

– Holiday Express Corporation

– Honeysuckle Farms, LLC

– Josie’s Pork Farm Inc.

– K & B Transportation, Inc.

– Kestner Electric


– Lou Rich, Inc.

– New Fashion Pork, LLP

– Newly Weds Foods

– Red Arrow Products

– Rockwell Automation

– Silgan Containers LLC

– Smyth Companies, LLC

– Spronk Bros. III, LLP

– The Joseph Company, Inc.

– The Meyers Printing Companies, Inc.

– Walter G. Anderson Inc.

– Werner Electric

About Hormel Foods

Hormel Foods Corporation, based in Austin, Minn., is a multinational manufacturer and marketer of consumer-branded food and meat products, many of which are among the best known and trusted in the food industry. Hormel Foods, which leverages its extensive expertise, innovation and high competencies in pork and turkey processing and marketing to bring branded, value-added products to the global marketplace, will celebrate its 125th anniversary in 2016. The company is a member of the Standard & Poor’s (S&P) 500 Index, S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats, and was named one of “The 100 Best Corporate Citizens” by Corporate Responsibility Magazine for the eighth year in a row. Hormel Foods also received a perfect score on the 2016 Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Corporate Equality Index, was recognized on the 2016 Best for Vets Employers List by Military Times, and was named one of the 2016 Best Companies for Leaders by Chief Executive magazine. The company enjoys a strong reputation among consumers, retail grocers, foodservice and industrial customers for products highly regarded for quality, taste, nutrition, convenience and value. For more information, visit and