Tyson awards Suppliers of the Year

28-04-2010 | |

Six companies have been named winners in the 5th annual Tyson Foods Supplier of the Year awards program, the company reported.

F&H Food Equipment, York Label, Newly Weds Foods and Kriz-Davis were each honored as “Supplier of the Year” in their respective supply categories. D&F Equipment was named “Contractor of the Year” and Carlson Wagonlit received the “Outstanding Travel Partner” award.

The awards were presented at a recent luncheon at Tyson Foods World Headquarters, which was attended by Tyson President and CEO Donnie Smith, COO Jim Lochner and Group VP Hal Carper. The recognition was based on continuous improvement contributions, performance surveys from Tyson locations, order fill rate and customer satisfaction performance, sales and technical support, ease of doing business and diversity support efforts, Tyson reports.

“We value the relationships we have with all of our strategic suppliers and are especially proud of this year’s award winners,” said Carper. “These are suppliers that actively seek innovation and ways to promote efficiency. Their support helps us in our efforts to provide consistently superior protein products and services to our customers.”

F&H Food Equipment is a supplier of sanitary food processing equipment such as valves, fittings, pumps and tubing. F&H was founded in 1959 and is based in Springfield, Missouri. The employee-owned company has been doing business with Tyson for 40 years.

York Label is the 3rd largest producer of prime, pressure sensitive labels in the US. The Omaha-based company has partnered with Tyson’s in-house print shop and serves as the central clearinghouse for all incoming orders from Tyson plant locations. York also received the Supplier of the Year award in 2005.

Newly Weds Foods is a global leader in food ingredient technology with a global network of R&D, manufacturing and service facilities. The Chicago-based company began supplying batters and breading in the 1950’s, 2 decades after the company originated as a purveyor of cake rolls and English muffins.

D&F Equipment of Crossville, Alabama, has been a contractor partner to Tyson for many years, primarily performing millwright and fabrication for company facilities. D&F has also expanded its services to Tyson by also providing process engineering and parts fabrication.

Kriz-Davis was founded in 1945 in Grand Island, Nebraska, and has been a Tyson supply partner for more than 2 decades. The company specializes in electric equipment and supplies and also provides maintenance and training assistance.

Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT) provides business travel management.  Present in more than 150 countries, CWT serves companies of all sizes, as well as government institutions and non-governmental organizations. CWT is owned by Carlson, a Minneapolis-based hospitality and travel company.

Natalie Kinsley Freelance journalist