Wholesale sweep. Adams Inc. of Fargo, N.D., has been named 2004 "Industrial Distributor of the Year" by Borroughs Corp. of Kalamazoo, Mich. Adams has been a Borroughs distributor for more than 50 years. Borroughs also recognized four other distributors for outstanding performance in 2004: Trammel Equipment Co. of Birmingham, Ala.; Hy-Tek Material Handling of Columbus, Ohio; Siggins Co. of N. Kansas City, Mo.; and Specialized Storage Systems of Midland Park, N.J.
Pyles of praise. Lawn and garden products provider Scotts Co. has chosen A. Duie Pyle Inc. as the winner of its 2004 Warehouse of the Year award. The Scotts Co. praised A. Duie Pyle, a West Chester, Pa.-based transportation and warehouse provider, for service excellence despite the challenges inherent in delivering products that are highly seasonal in nature. Scotts uses A. Duie Pyle's less-than-truckload, truckload, dedicated delivery and logistics services as well as its warehousing services in the New England and Middle Atlantic regions.
Do two Q1s make a Q2? TNT Logistics North America has received Ford Motor Co.'s Q1 Award for quality in its Canadian transportation services. (TNT provides Ford with dedicated and managed truckload transportation services in Canada.) This award is in addition to a Q1 award that TNT Logistics North America received from Ford for its U.S. truckload operations. Q1, the highest award Ford gives to its suppliers, recognizes those that have achieved a sustained level of excellence in customer satisfaction, while meeting Ford's requirements for quality, delivery and management. Suppliers that receive this award also must have endorsements from Ford's key customers and meet defined performance metrics.