Good deal(ers). Six dealerships were honored at this year's Nissan Forklift National Aftermarket Conference as Gold Winners in Nissan's Service Excellence Program. The winners are New England Industrial Truck, Equipment Inc., Forklifts Inc., Liftec Inc., M&L Industries Inc., and Michigan Industrial Equipment Corp. The award is given for excellence in product and service management, training, marketing, and finance and administration.
Accuracy counts. SYSCO Corp. has presented Ozburn-Hessey Logistics (OHL) with its 3PL Warehouse of the Year Award for 2003. The award recognizes OHL's Fond du Lac, Wis., facility, which maintained an order accuracy rate of 99.94 percent in 2003, the highest of any SYSCO warehouse facility.
Top performer. Schneider National Inc., which is a provider of transportation, logistics and related services as well as North America's largest truckload carrier, has earned an Outstanding Performance in 2003 Award from Figi's Inc., a mail-order gifts service. Schneider National was one of three vendors selected to receive the award, which is based on on-time performance, safety and customer satisfaction. In 2003, Schneider National provided Figi's Inc. with truckload, expedited and intermodal services primarily supporting the mail-order goods company during the busy holiday season.
Building excellence. Lowe's Companies, the country's second largest home improvement retailer, presented Concord, N.C.-based Cardinal Logistics Management Inc. with its Gold Partner Award at the annual Lowe's Carrier Conference. Cardinal Logistics Management received the award based on superior service, timely and accurate invoicing, problem-solving abilities and on-time deliveries. Cardinal achieved an ontime rate of 99.97 in 2003, the highest on-time percentage of any carrier used by Lowe's. This represents the third consecutive year Cardinal has received this award.
Select group. The Warehousing Education and Research Council (WERC) has presented Bruce Abels, president and COO of Saddle Creek Corp., with its prestigious lifetime membership award. Granted only four times in the group's history, the award is given to a long-time member who has demonstrated loyalty, commitment and leadership to the organization. A founding member, Abels was the first and only multiyear president of WERC.