Refrigeration wholesaler C.C. Dickson Co. has named Emerson Climate Technologies as its 2006 Vendor of the Year. In addition, White-Rodgers, another Emerson business, was named as one of the five runners-up for this award.

The recipient of the 2006 Vendor of the Year Award was chosen by C.C. Dickson branch personnel and was based on branch support, delivery and quality, marketing support and the vendor’s overall impact on branch profits.

Emerson Climate Technologies received the award as a result of their wholesaler-directed initiatives, including their extended branch support. Emerson Climate Technologies experts were frequently available at wholesaler locations throughout the country to help answer questions and sell products.

“We’ve invested a lot of time and effort into creating a support program that gives our wholesaler partners the tools they need to be very profitable selling Emerson products, so we are pleased to receive this recognition,” said Birch Taylor, vice president of sales for distribution services. “Receiving an award like the C.C. Dickson Vendor of the Year is a great honor and a good benchmark to help us match and improve upon our wholesaler support.”

For winning the award, Emerson was given a plaque.