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Border States announces 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 us and our customers.   

Congratulations to all our 2019 winners! 


Above and Beyond Service Excellence Award – 3M 

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


Sales and Marketing Excellence Award – Milwaukee Tool 

The Sales and Marketing Excellence Award is given to a manufacturer partner that actively participates in sales efforts and helps strengthen our 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. 


Operational and Technological Excellence Award Leviton 

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. 


Manufacturer or Vendor Area Awards 

Manufacture or Vendor Area awards are given to supplier sales agencies, agents and representatives that maintain dependable partnerships that go above and beyond to support our customers and employee-owners. Recipients must meet all selection criteria including developing localized marketing strategies with our branches, 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: Core4 

Great Lakes Area: EMS Partners 

Kansas Missouri Area: Milwaukee Tool 

Big Sky Area: Cooper Power 

Northern Plains Area: Core4 

Tennessee Area: Schneider 

Carolinas Area: Southwire 

Rocky Mountain Area: Crouse-Hinds – Casey Bergquist Agency  

Desert Area: Eaton Cutler Hammer 

West Texas/Oklahoma Area: P&S Legrand