Johnson Controls Honors Its Top Suppliers With Performance and Leadership Awards

Companies recognized during annual North American Supplier Performance Awards ceremony

PLYMOUTH, Mich., Oct. 2 /PRNewswire/ — In honor of their dedication to superior products and service, Johnson Controls (NYSE: JCI) yesterday recognized its top performing automotive suppliers during its North American Supplier Performance Awards celebration held at The Inn at St. John’s in Plymouth. A total of 35 awards were given to 33 supplier companies that demonstrated their commitment to the Johnson Controls Automotive Experience business.


“These honored suppliers are a key component to helping us provide exceptional products to our customers,” said Terry Nadeau, vice president and general manager of Purchasing – North America for the Automotive Experience business of Johnson Controls. “As such, we are pleased to acknowledge their performance and dedication to quality throughout the past year.”

Johnson Controls’ North American Supplier Performance Awards are presented annually for top performance in the following key business areas: quality; cost; logistics; development; technology and service. This year, outstanding performance by the company’s supply base was recognized on two levels — gold and silver.

  Recipients of the Gold 2008 Supplier Performance Award were:

  -- Acoustek Nonwovens                    Statesville, N.C.
  -- Alex Products                         Ridgeville Corners, Ohio
  -- Argent International Inc.             Plymouth, Mich.
  -- Automatic Spring Products Inc.        Grand Haven, Mich.
  -- BAE Industries                        Auburn Hills, Mich.
  -- Capro                                 Willis, Texas
  -- Concept Industries                    Grand Rapids, Mich.
  -- Createc Corp.                         Indianapolis
  -- Dudek & Bock                          Chicago
  -- E & E Manufacturing                   Plymouth, Mich.
  -- Ebcotech Products                     Palmerston, Ontario, Canada
  -- Global Enterprises                    Huntington Woods, Mich.
  -- Greenfield Research                   Greenfield, Ohio
  -- Guelph Tool Inc.                      Guelph, Ontario, Canada
  -- Kongsberg Automotive                  Farmington Hills, Mich.
  -- Lakeside Plastics                     Oshkosh, Wis.
  -- Manufacturers Industrial Group        Lexington, Tenn.
  -- Oakwood Products                      Dearborn, Mich.
  -- OJI Intertech                         North Manchester, Ind.
  -- Polimeros del Uretano                 Atizapan De Zaragoza, Mexico
  -- Superior Roll Forming Co.             Valley City, Ohio
  -- Termax Corp.                          Lake Zurich, Ill.
  -- The Gemini Group, Inc.                Bad Axe, Mich.
  -- Williamston Products                  Williamston, Mich.

  Silver 2008 Supplier Performance Award recipients were:

  -- Creative Foam Corp.                   Fenton, Mich.
  -- Fisher Dynamics                       St. Clair Shores, Mich.
  -- Gill Industries Inc.                  Grand Rapids, Mich.
  -- Haartz Corp.                          Acton, Mass.
  -- Kimball Electronics Group             Jasper, Ind.
  -- Parthenon Metal Works                 La Vergne, Tenn.
  -- YKK North America Group               Marietta, Ga.

Four additional performance awards were presented by Johnson Controls officials during the ceremony.

Johnson Controls recognized E & E Manufacturing with its Leadership Award for Community Partnership for the company’s collaborative work with Johnson Controls to serve and support the local community.

The Environmental and Safety Award was awarded to Petoskey Plastics of Petoskey, Mich. for exemplifying excellence in the areas of safety for their employees, concern for the environment and use of recyclability throughout their manufacturing process.

CNI of Madison Heights, Mich. earned Johnson Controls’ Minority Business Development Leadership Award for its level of diversity purchases and process of working with minority suppliers.

The Strategic Partnership Award, which is granted to the company that takes a leadership role and works closely with Johnson Controls to support the company’s supplier enterprise strategy, was awarded to Williamston Products.

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