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.
- 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.
2011 marks the fourth time the award has been given. “This award recognizes suppliers that demonstrate a culture of continuous improvement, innovation, growth, partnership and customer service,” said Melanie Faust, director of purchasing. “Long-term successful partnerships with our suppliers allow Hormel Foods to achieve our goal of elevating the everyday with our customers. Congratulations to our Hormel No. 1 recipients and all of their employees.”
The recipients of the Hormel No. 1 Award are:
A.J. Lysne Contracting Corporation
Bunzl Processors Division
Decker Truck Line, Inc.
Dickey Transport, Inc.
Dickson Industries, Inc.
Environmental Land Management, LLC
Fieldale Farms Corporation
Gleeson Constructors, Inc.
Holiday Express Corporation
Lou Rich, Inc.
McFarland Truck Lines, Inc.
Midwest Coast Transport
Newly Weds Foods
Red Arrow Products Co. LLC
Silgan Containers Corporation
Smyth Companies, Inc.
The Meyers Printing Companies, Inc.
Werner Electric Supply & Van Meter Industrial, Inc.