Award criteria included product quality, delivery, documentation,innovation, responsiveness, continuous improvement and participationin PPG's Supplier Added Value Effort ($AVE) program.Kathleen McGuire, PPG vice president, corporate purchasing anddistribution, praised the performance of the award-winning suppliers."Their products, services, reliability, innovation and overall valuein 2005 were outstanding," she said. "We consider them invaluablebusiness partners who provide a significant competitive advantage toPPG."
On an annual basis, PPG purchases more than $6 billion inmaterials and services from thousands of suppliers.
Companies earning the 2005 Excellent Supplier Award, and theproducts and services they provide, are:
-- Applied Industrial Technologies - honored for the second straight year - a Cleveland-based supplier of bearings and engineered products as well as power-transmission and fluid-power components to PPG's U.S. automotive coatings and glass, performance glazings, fiber glass and chlor-alkali and derivatives businesses.
-- Arrow Uniform, headquartered in Taylor, Mich., which provides uniform and mat services in the Americas and Asia for the automotive, architectural and industrial coatings units as well as the aerospace, automotive original-equipment-manufacture (OEM) glass, chlor-alkali and derivatives, fiber glass and fine chemicals businesses.
-- Bayer MaterialScience, Leverkusen, Germany, supplier of Bisphenol A in Europe and the United States for the automotive OEM and industrial coatings businesses.
-- Catalytic Combustion Corp., based in Bloomer, Wis., which provides air-pollution abatement equipment and service to PPG's coatings businesses in the United States
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