INDIANAPOLIS (March 12) — Air spring specialist Firestone Industrial Products Co. L.L.C. was named 2006 Supplier of the Year by United Auto Parts´ heavy duty vehicle parts division.
Nominees for the award were rated by a 33-member voting committee in each of six categories: product offering (quality); supplier performance; representation and support; participation in national, regional and local programs/events; administration (price updates, invoicing); and replenishment (consistent order fulfillment).
"We are always pleased to be recognized by one of our customers, and this award is very special because UAP is one of the largest aftermarket distributors in North America," said Tom Falk, N.A. distributor sales manager for Firestone. The company has been supplying Airide-brand heavy-duty aftermarket parts to UAP since 1994.
The award was announced at UAP´s 2007 national sales meeting, held in January in Montreal.