Great Dane honours partnerships at summit

From the November 2017 issue.

US Trailer manufacturer, Great Dane, hosted its third annual Supplier Summit on 2 October in Savannah, Georgia, presenting several supplier partners with awards for excellence.

“One of our goals has always been to make Great Dane a company that suppliers want to do business with,” said Great Dane President, Dean Engelage. “In order to be the best, we have to work with the best, and we believe we have the greatest partners in the business. The Supplier Summit is a way for us to honour our suppliers and recognise the outstanding work they do for us all year long.”

Great Dane held an awards reception at its new Savannah office where guests were invited to tour the facility’s customer experience centre and Innovation Hall, an interactive exhibit space that features Great Dane’s products.

The trailer builder recognised its top supplier partners during the reception, presenting awards for quality, safety, large and small suppliers of the year, and flatbed and reefer trailer suppliers of the year.

The 2017 award winners included Accuride Corporation for ‘quality’ and ‘large supplier’, Sherwin Williams for ‘safety’ and Manus Products for ‘The large supplier of the year award’.

Two new categories were introduced this year – CIMC Impact Metals received the ‘flatbed trailer supplier of the year’ and Earthwise Plastics accepted the ‘reefer trailer supplier of the year’.

“Our customers have important goals and they depend on our products to help them meet those goals safely and efficiently,” said Engelage.

“We, in turn, depend on our suppliers to help us help our customers. In many ways, the strong performance of suppliers helps Great Dane maintain its position as an industry leader. We thank all of our supplier partners for their continued support and ongoing commitment to excellence,” he said.

US-based business, Trudell Holdings – parent company of Trudell Trailer Sales – recently announced that it would acquire OEM, Northeast Great Dane.

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