Rick Liebowitz, senior buyer for S.W. Anderson Sales, a wholesale distributor of commercial and industrial insulation and air handling products, nominated Metal-Fab for the award.
It was presented to Metal-Fab during the January AHR Expo in New York City.
“I have been a member of the American Purchasing Society for three years, and never expected to nominate any of the companies I work with for the Excellent Supplier Award,” said Liebowitz. “But in 2007, Metal-Fab went above and beyond the service of any other supplier. All of our orders were shipped within one to two days with 100 percent order-fill and their customer service is well above anyone else in our industry.
“Special mention must be made of Charla Kremer, Eastern regional sales manager for Metal-Fab, for her work in developing new products to meet our needs, and the needs of our customers, while keeping us competitive in our industry,” he added.
Liebowitz went on to say that Metal-Fab’s careful choice of manufacturer representatives has been very beneficial to both S.W. Anderson and their customer base.
“Northway Marketers, in particular, has done an exceptional job as our rep and communication is always open with their staff,” he said.
The American Purchasing Society was formed in 1969 and has members in every U.S. state and 28 countries around the world. The society dedicates itself to the advancement of the purchasing profession and conducts an annual survey of its members to determine the best suppliers.
In 2004, it began awarding the Excellent Supplier Award. Each year, buyers and purchasing managers are asked to nominate the supplier they feel gives outstanding performance, and then the society chooses the best supplier based on the suppliers’ performance in meeting schedules, producing products and services that meet specifications, and providing competitive costs.
“Metal-Fab continues to be a leader in the industry in terms of quality products and superior delivery times,” said Bob Colligan, director of purchasing for S.W. Anderson. “We are proud to be distributors for such a fine company and congratulate them on their award.”