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Border States announces 2022 Supplier of the Year Awards

We are happy to announce our 2022 Supplier of the Year Awards!

Border States Supplier of the Year Awards recognize manufacturer partners that provide exceptional service and continue to show dedication and support to Border States and its customers. Congratulations to these winners for performing at a high level in 2022 and earning this recognition.

The following manufacturer partners provide exceptional service and continue to show dedication and support to Border States and our customers. 

Sales and Marketing Excellence 

The Sales and Marketing Excellence Award is given to a manufacturer partner that actively participates in sales efforts and helps strengthen Border States’ customer base. Nominees are leaders in profitable sales growth, gross margin improvement and product and sales training. These suppliers excel in joint sales and marketing strategies, customer-focused marketing programs, innovative marketing promotions, market development funding and sales tools and materials. They provide catalog content and support industry initiatives, local branches and new business opportunities with a compelling spirit of partnership.

  • Industrial: 3M
  • Construction:Eaton Crouse-Hinds/B-Line
  • Utility: AFL
  • Natural Gas: A.Y. McDonald

Above and Beyond Service Excellence 

The Above and Beyond Service Excellence Award is given to a supplier that has exhibited unprecedented support to Border States and its customers. It’s structured to distinguish the supplier for providing excellent service and recognizes their dedication to the mutual relationship.

  • Industrial: Schneider
  • Construction: Encore Wire
  • Utility: Itron

Operational and Technological Excellence 

The Operational and Technological Excellence Award is presented to a supplier that provides innovative, state-of-the-art business practices and quality services. Those nominated for this award are a step ahead of the rest as evidenced by technology-driven logistics, services, inventory performance and communications. The recipient works collaboratively, emphasizing a true spirit of partnership.

  • Industrial: Ideal Industries
  • Construction: Nucor
  • Utility: Hubbell Power Systems

Area Supplier Sales Representative of Agency Awards 

Area Supplier Sales Representative or Agency Awards are given to supplier sales agencies, agents and representatives that maintain dependable partnerships that go above and beyond to support Border States’ customers and employee-owners. Recipients must meet all selection criteria, including developing localized marketing strategies with Border States locations, offering strong local support for sales calls, resolving issues or problems quickly, driving consistent growth and frequently helping the branches and all departments.

  • Midwest Area — Schneider
  • Great Lakes Area — S&C
  • Kansas/Missouri Area C&I — Eaton Cutler-Hammer
  • Kansas/Missouri Area Utility — Hubbell Power Systems
  • Big Sky Area — Mountain States Agency 
  • Big Sky Area — Hubbell Power 
  • Northern Plains Area, C&I — Core4 Technologies
  • Northern Plains Area, Utility — EMS Partners
  • Midsouth — Hubbell Power Systems
  • Carolinas Area — Eaton Crouse-Hinds
  • Carolinas Area — KMS Sales
  • Rocky Mountain Area, Construction, Utah — Encore Wire
  • Rocky Mountain Area, Industrial, Utal — Build 26
  • Rocky Mountain Area, Construction, Colorado — Square D
  • Rocky Mountain Area, Industrial, Colorado — Mountain States Agency
  • Rocky Mountain Area, Utility, Colorado — Eaton Cooper Power Systems
  • Desert Area – New Mexico/El Paso, Texas — Encore Wire/McCreary Sales
  • Desert Area – Arizona — Encore Wire /Apex Electrical Sales
  • West Texas/Oklahoma —Encore Wire/McCreary Sales