Smeal to Present Supplier of the Year Award

March 10, 2016
The Smeal Fire Apparatus Board of Directors and Executive Leadership Team will be calling its First Annual Supplier of the Year Award Ceremony next week.

The Smeal Fire Apparatus Board of Directors and Executive Leadership Team will be calling its First Annual Supplier of the Year Award Ceremony at the Strategic Air and Space Museum in Ashland, Neb.,  in conjunction with its Dealer Supplier meeting on Tuesday, March 15th, 2016. Since November 2014, Smeal has featured a Supplier of the Month to bring recognition of its alliance and partnership with their Supply Chain and Supply Chain Management efforts.

“Our greatest asset at Smeal Fire Apparatus is our talent," said Mark Huber, CEO of Smeal Fire Apparatus. "Our Suppliers and Supply Chain are an extension of our talent. We cannot build North America’s best Fire Apparatus without our employees, and they cannot do their job without our dedicated Suppliers.”

Smeal Fire Apparatus features a Supplier of the Month in its newsletter to recognize Suppliers who have outperformed in areas of Total Cost of Ownership, Quality, Price, Delivery, Production assistance, Employee Advisory Committee support and Aftermarket Management. “With over 700 suppliers delivering the industries top premium products, these uppermost suppliers have set themselves above all requirements we have put before them,” said Paul Pieragostini, Director of Procurement and Supply Chain Management at Smeal Fire Apparatus.

Supplier-nominees for the 2015 Supplier of the Year Award include Fastenal, Akron Brass, ROM Doors, United Plastic Fabrication, Metals USA, Waterous, Harrison Hydro-Gen, Task Force Tips, Precision Installations, Matheson Linweld, Innovative Controls, Pace MFG, Kriha and Fire Research Corporation.

Also being recognized for Q1-2016 Supplier of the Month include South Park, Milwaukee Tool and Carlton-Bates.

Smeal Fire Apparatus Co., including US Tanker Co. and Ladder Tower Co., is recognized as a premier manufacturer, inventor and innovator of customized fire apparatus. The company offers a full line of custom and commercial pumpers, rescue pumpers, mini and rescue pumpers, stainless steel tanker / tenders, aerial ladders, platforms, TDA’s, wildland, and urban interface vehicles. Smeal is committed to leading the industry in high quality fire apparatus, delivery times and customer experience. Smeal sells its products worldwide and is based in Snyder, Neb.

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