COLUMBUS, OH — Kimball Midwest, a national industrial supplier based in Columbus, OH, recently received an award for its learning and development efforts.
Kimball Midwest was one of 59 organizations honored as part of Chief Learning Officer’s 11th LearningElite Awards program. It was the company’s first year on the list, among organizations including Cardinal Health, Pepsico and Columbia Sportswear.
The program was designed with assistance from a group of CLOs and senior learning and development practitioners in 2011. Each year, the LearningElite judges review and rate applications based on five dimensions critical to learning organizations: learning strategy, leadership commitment, learning execution, learning impact and business performance results.
“Kimball Midwest provides world-class training opportunities for both our internal staff and sales team,” Director of Sales Development Kate Callison said. “In the past several years, we have worked hard to make continuous improvements to each of our training offerings to ensure they support our aggressive company growth and career development for our associates.”
Kimball Midwest is a family-owned, national distributor of maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) products that has been providing products and superior service since 1923. The company services sales representatives and end-use customers from its corporate office and distribution center in Columbus, OH and distribution centers strategically located in Dallas, TX; Reno, Nevada; and Savannah, GA. Kimball Midwest was No. 35 on Industrial Distribution's 2020 Big 50 List.