N.B. Handy named Fabral as its Vendor of the Year during the company’s seventh annual vendor performance event May 22-23 in Lynchburg, Va.

The event honored N.B. Handy’s “preferred vendors” for outstanding performance in the previous calendar year. Vendors were evaluated in four general categories: delivery, service, pricing and quality.
The nine winners for 2006 were: Berger Brothers, Broan-NuTone, Carlisle Syn-Tec, Coleman Cable, Fabral, Ideal Tape Co., Johns Manville, Royal Metal Products and the Techs.

The Techs took awards in the categories of innovation and most improved vendor.

The Sales Representation Award went to Scott Witherow with Design Polymerics, while the Top Customer Service Representative Award went to Gretchen Rosenbalm at Fabral.

The winners were invited to Lynchburg, Va., for an afternoon of golf at Boonsboro Country Club, a dinner and awards presentation, and a breakfast business meeting the next day where N.B. Handy’s executive staff shared strategies with suppliers.

During the meeting, the attendees were able to preview the company’s future growth goals, sales and marketing programs, human resource developments, and customer fulfillment projects.