CENTER, Texas — Port-A-Cool, LLC has been named the Grainger 2013 Supplier of the Year. Port-A-Cool was presented with the top Partners in Performance award at Grainger’s annual supplier conference held recently in Rosemont, Ill.
Grainger recognizes a select group of suppliers for outstanding performance throughout the year through its Partners in Performance award program. The award distinguishes 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. With exceptional ratings in all categories, Port-A-Cool earned the top honor among more than 3,200 active suppliers.
“Port-A-Cool has had a strong partnership with Grainger for almost 20 years and we are honored to be recognized by the Grainger team,” says Ben Wulf, CEO of Port-A-Cool, LLC. “We look forward to a long, successful future of supplying portable evaporative cooling units.”
“Port-A-Cool has been a key strategic partner for Grainger since 1995,” said Fred Costello, Grainger vice president, product management and sourcing. “This award is a testament to Port-A-Cool’s continued focus and commitment to delivering high-performance products and a ‘wow’ customer experience.”
Image caption: Grainger representatives Mike Burti, product category senior director on the far left, and Fred Costello, vice president-product management and sourcing on the far right, present the Port-A-Cool team with the award. Pictured from Port-A-Cool: Bill Lloyd, Jeff Lloyd, Ben Wulf and Thomas Morrison.