LYNCHBURG, Va. - HVAC and roofing-products supplier N.B. Handy Co. recently held its third vendor performance recognition event to honor companies for their work during 2002. Vendors were evaluated in four general categories: delivery, service, pricing and quality.

Vendor of the year was Carlisle SynTec, most-improved vendor was ISG (formerly Bethlehem Steel), the innovation award went to Ductmate Industries, and the sales representation award was presented to John Sorna of Hart & Cooley.

Other winners included Royal Metal Products Inc., Johns Manville Corp., Design Polymerics, Ideal Tape Co., Howell Metals, and Owens Corning Fiberglas Corp.