NASHVILLE, Tenn. (April 24) — Vulcan Materials Co. has named Bridgestone/Firestone Off Road Tire Co. a supplier of the year for the seventh straight year.
Birmingham, Ala.-based Vulcan is a producer of construction aggregates like crushed stone, sand and gravel. Every year, it ranks suppliers based on employee feedback in five categories: product, service, business, support and value.
Bridgestone/Firestone said Vulcan rated it high in all categories, with its highest score for "product" and second highest for "service," in giving the tire maker its 2006 Gold Alliance Supplier Award. The firm supplies Bridgestone- and Firestone-brand quarry and support tires for Vulcan operations and also supports Vulcan with the TreadStat Tire and Rim Management system.
Vulcan also named Goodyear´s Engineered Products business—which is in the process of being sold to Carlyle Group—as a top supplier for its conveyer belts.