News from Applied Industrial Technologies05/05/2011
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. With approximately 470 facilities and 4,600 employee associates across North America, Applied Industrial Technologies is an industrial distributor that offers more than 4 million parts critical to the operations of MRO and OEM customers in virtually every industry. In addition, Applied provides engineering, design and systems integration for industrial and fluid power applications, as well as customized mechanical, fabricated rubber and fluid power shop services. Applied also offers maintenance training, plus solutions to meet inventory and storeroom management needs that help provide enhanced value to its customers. For its fiscal year ended June 30, 2010, Applied posted sales of $1.89 billion. Applied can be visited on the Internet at http://www.applied.com. # # # For more information, contact Julie Kho, Applied Industrial Technologies, 1 Applied Plaza, Cleveland, OH 44115-5020, ph. 216-426-4483, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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