ATLANTA — Grainger recently presented Georgia-Pacific Professional with two Partners in Performance Awards for 2010 at Grainger’s annual supplier conference held recently in Schaumburg, Ill. Georgia-Pacific Professional earned both the Green Supplier of the Year and an award for operational excellence. Grainger, North America’s leading distributor of facilities maintenance supplies, presents awards annually to a select group of suppliers for outstanding performance throughout the year.
Grainger's Partners in Performance Award recognizes suppliers who achieve excellence in several categories, including responsiveness, information integrity, on time shipping and variability, management commitment and order fulfillment. Grainger suppliers receive ratings throughout the year for their performance in each of these categories. Out of Grainger's 3,000 suppliers, only 25 are chosen to receive these annual awards.
"Grainger is proud to recognize Georgia-Pacific Professional with these 2010 Partners in Performance Awards," said Fred Costello, Grainger Vice President, Product Management. “Grainger provides customers with quick, easy access to the products they need to maintain their facilities, and our suppliers are a critical part of that focus. We appreciate Georgia-Pacific Professional’s commitment to providing superior products and outstanding service to our mutual customers.”
Bill Sleeper, president – Georgia-Pacific Professional, said, “We are honored that Grainger has recognized the work that we do. The Green Supplier award highlights the efforts that we make through our Green by Design® program to build environmental, social and economic sustainability into our products and processes. The award for operational excellence showcases the improvements we’ve made in offering efficient and effective supply chain solutions.”
W.W. Grainger, Inc. with 2010 sales of $7.2 billion is North America’s leading broad line supplier of maintenance, repair and operating products serving businesses and institutions with an expanding presence in Asia and Latin America. For more information about Grainger, visit www.grainger.com/news .
About Georgia-Pacific Professional
Georgia-Pacific Professional is a provider of hygienic dispensing systems, towels, tissues, soaps, air fresheners, wipers, cups, cutlery, plates and napkins. Two business groups operate under the Georgia-Pacific Professional business. The Washroom and Wiper Solutions group provides the full range of products to market segments including office buildings, healthcare, manufacturing, and lodging facilities. The Food Services Solutions group focuses on such segments as restaurants, coffee shops, and convenience stores. The Georgia-Pacific Professional business features such well-known product brands as enMotion ®, Compact ®, Dixie ®, EasyNap ®, SmartStock ®, and Brawny Industrial ™. For more information on Georgia-Pacific Professional, please visit www.gppro.com .