HARTFORD, Conn. – IBC was awarded the 2011 Honda MRO Supplier Special Recognition Award along with our two distributors, McAuliffe’s Industrial, LLC (Marysville, OH) and Haggard & Stocking Industrial Supplies (Indianapolis, IN).
This award recognizes suppliers for exemplifying outstanding project initiatives which achieve and promote innovation within the Central Region facilities for Honda. This initiative has increased the efficiency of business transactions and consolidated the buying power among the various Honda manufacturing facilities. Out of 5,000 MRO suppliers, 11 were recognized as top-performing companies of excellence for providing products and services to Honda.
“Today, we are acknowledging an outstanding group of suppliers that deliver the highest possible value to our customers through their quality products and services,” said Jan Gansheimer, purchasing division senior manager at Honda of America Mfg., Inc. “All of us at Honda appreciate their excellence at meeting the needs of their customers.”
“Ultimately, our MRO supply base helps assure the smooth operations of our factories and benefits the people who buy Honda products,” said Mike Wallace, senior manager of Honda’s Central Region MRO Procurement Group. Wallace added that companies receiving awards this year serve as important examples of how companies are implementing world-class business characteristics into their operations in an intensely competitive automobile industry.
Jim Fitzgerald, President and Owner of McAuliffe’s Industrial in Marysville, Ohio added, “We are thankful for Honda’s increased business with McAuliffe’s at their Ohio facilities. The IBC partnership has provided a national platform that has already successfully been implemented in Indiana as well.”Jeff Haggard, Vice President Sales at Haggard & Stocking continued, “At Haggard & Stocking we are very proud to be a part of this award. We believe it to be a total team effort from all of our employees seeking to fill our commitment to bring the best possible sales and services to all of our customers. We committed to Honda upon their start up in Indiana that we would strive to become one of their leading suppliers in as short a time as possible. With the help of all our employees and IBC this award shows our success toward this goal.”