Great Dane recently recognized its top supplier partners during the Ninth Annual Supplier Summit and Awards held in Savannah, Georgia.
The awards honor a range of suppliers from across the world who provide key components for producing Great Dane’s dry, flat, and refrigerated trailers and truck bodies.
“Our suppliers are an integral connection for providing Great Dane’s premium transportation solutions to our customers,” Rick Mullininx, Great Dane president and COO, said in a news release. “They ensure the quality of our products is first-class and well-known for durability, safety, innovation, and excellence, and we greatly appreciate and value our partnerships.”
During the Summit, Great Dane manufacturing leaders shared a look at the year ahead and thanked the gathered supplier network for their commitment and dedication.
“Our suppliers are vital for delivering high-quality products and services that move goods across the country,” said Bob Brege, Great Dane vice president of procurement. “This event was an opportunity to celebrate the past year’s accomplishments while looking ahead to continued success and leading the industry with pioneering innovation.”
The Supplier Awards recognize excellence in a range of categories, including flatbed and refrigerated suppliers, along with large and small suppliers, and service and quality excellence. Winners have demonstrated an ongoing commitment to excellence, quality, and service in supplying Great Dane’s manufacturing network with the necessary components for building high-quality trailers and truck bodies across the nation.
2023 Great Dane Supplier Award winners
- Flatbed Supplier of the Year: CMC Impact Metals
- Refrigerated Supplier of the Year: Covestro
- Large Supplier of the Year: Xxentria
- MRO Award: Fastenal
- Small Supplier of the Year: M&E Global Group Inc.
- Quality Excellence Award: Prolam
- Innovation Award: Morey Corporation