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Hormel Foods Honors 89 Suppliers with Spirit of Excellence Awards


Austin, Minn.

Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE: HRL) recently awarded 89 suppliers with a 2016 Spirit of Excellence Award for their roles in the company’s continuous improvement process throughout the last year.

These suppliers are from a variety of areas including contractors, pork procurement, provisions, ingredients, packaging and transportation.

“The suppliers that have earned our Spirit of Excellence Award truly go above and beyond in helping us produce high-quality products for consumers around the world,” said Curtis Southard, director of purchasing at Hormel Foods. “We are proud to partner with these outstanding suppliers and congratulate them on this achievement.”

Suppliers that qualified for the Spirit of Excellence Award maintained a minimum supplier rating index score of 92 throughout a 12-month period. This score is determined by a universal measurement system that began in 1990 to ensure each supplier is held to the same standards. Award criteria include meeting performance requirements, making on-time deliveries and providing high-level customer support.

The suppliers receiving a 2016 Spirit of Excellence Award are listed below.

Contractors (25)
A.J. Lysne Contracting Corporation
Allweather Roof
Avure Technologies, Inc.
Busch, LLC
Cybertrol Engineering, LLC
East Penn Manufacturing
Environmental Land Management, LLC
Evapco, Inc.
Fehr Solutions, LLC
Fox Electric
Gleeson Constructors & Engineers, LLC
Harty Mechanical, Inc.
Hybrid Mechanical, LLC
Hyster Company
Jasper Engineering
John Bean Technologies Corp.
Kestner Electric
Lou Rich, Inc.
Multivac, Inc.
Nikkel & Associates, Inc.
Rockwell Automation
The Joseph Company, Inc.
Weber, Inc.
Werner Electric

Provisions (4)
Amick Farms
Nebraska Beef
Taurus Food Products
Landmark Foods

Procurement (23)
Country Pork LLP
Daryl Muilenburg
Donkers Farms LLC
Donley Farms Inc.
Ephriam Baer
Gary Anderson
Honeysuckle Farms LLC
Hufco LLC
Hufford Bros
Jim Huper
Josie’s Pork Farm Inc.
K B Q Inc.
Kevin Remund
LB Pork Marketing LLC
Lenort Pork
New Fashion Pork LLP
New Horizon Farms LLP
Rebco Pork Inc.
Roe Farms Inc.
Spring Valley Farms LLP
Spronk Bros III LLP
Wayne Maloney

Purchasing (33)
Airlite Plastics Co.
Ball Food and Aerosol Packaging
Bemis North America
Birdsong Peanuts
Bunzl Processor Division
CHR Hansen Inc.
Crown Cork & Seal USA Inc.
DXP Enterprises Inc.
Gamer Packaging, Inc.
Hydrite Chemical Co.
International Paper
JM Swank LLC
Kalle USA Inc.
Menasha Packaging Company, LLC
The Meyers Printing Company Inc.
MPI Label Systems
Multisorb Technologies Inc.
Newly Weds Foods
Palleton Inc.
Progressive Packaging, Inc.
Red Arrow
RK Farms LLC
Sargento Foods Inc.
Sealed Air – Food Care Div.
Silgan Containers LLC
Silgan Plastic Food Containers
Smyth Companies, LLC
Winpak Ltd.

Transportation (4)
Dickey Transport, Inc.
Holiday Express Corporation
K & B Transportation, Inc.
ICS Logistics

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, is celebrating its125th 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