CLEVELAND -- Applied Industrial Technologies has received a Gold Alliance Supplier Award from Vulcan Materials Company for its services in 2010. Strong rankings in the areas of product quality, service, support, ease of transaction and value have earned Applied@ a Bronze, Silver, Gold, or Platinum Alliance award from Vulcan every year since 2000.
"Vulcan is a valued customer with a strong commitment to quality," said Tom Armold, Vice President - Marketing and Strategic Accounts.
"We appreciate the trust bestowed upon us because it serves to strengthen our commitment to customer service."
Pete Roberts, Director of Procurement for Vulcan said, "We are pleased to recognize Applied with Gold Award status in recognition of their ongoing product support and service solutions that help make Vulcan successful."
The 2010 survey asked plant managers at each of the Vulcan facilities to rate suppliers' overall value to their location. The new survey approach resulted in increased participation, additional feedback and more stringent reviews. More than 200 Applied Service Centers provide Vulcan facilities with bearings, power transmission products, rubber products and specialty maintenance items, in addition to systems integration and technical assistance.
Vulcan Materials Company, a member of the S&P 500 index, is the nation's foremost producer of construction aggregates and a major producer of other construction materials.