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The Evergreen Marketing Group has recognized three distributor members and five manufacturer partners as 2017 Member or Preferred Supplier of the Year. The awards were presented at the group’s 29th Partnership Conference held in Dallas, Texas.
Earning distinction as 2017 Distributor Members of Year were: Acme Tools of Grand Forks, ND (Tier 1); Darragh Company of Little Rock, AR, (Tier 2); and Constar Supply of Clovis, CA (Tier 3).
Earning distinction as 2017 Preferred Suppliers of the Year were: Milwaukee Tool (Tier 1); Werner Co. (Tier 2); Diamond Products Ltd. (Tier 3); Klein Tools (Tier 4); and Krylon Industrial Products (Tier 5).
The awards were created to recognize the top distributors and manufacturers based on multiple criteria. Distributors and manufacturers were first divided into tiers based on size. Within each tier, the distributors and manufacturers were then ranked based on a number of criteria including contribution to the group, growth, participation and member and supplier input.
Evergreen also awarded Raul Soto and Taylor Hoppe of Milwaukee Tool and Sean Millham of Stanley Black & Decker its 14th annual “George A. Sheatz Excellence in Education Award”
Soto, Hoppe and Millham earned the recognition as the top manufacturer instructor participating in the group’s 2017 training program on behalf of their companies.
Supplier instructors are rated by students and Evergreen training center staff during each school. Those instructors who achieve the highest ratings earn the award, which was named after George A. Sheatz, a former tool and fastener distributor who was instrumental in Evergreen’s Training and Education programs for nearly 20 years.
In addition, Forty-one sales professionals were recognized as Evergreen Certified Tool Specialists others were recognized for achieving their next Diamond Level. Evergreen also recognized six individuals as Evergreen Certified Operations Specialists and another eight as Evergreen Safety Specialists.
Full names and the entire list of award winners can be found online.