Texas-based evaporative cooling HVAC sales company Portacool LLC has been given a Partners in Performance Award by W.W. Grainger Inc.

Less than 1 percent of Grainger suppliers are chosen annually for the award, the company said.

“Portacool is honored to be recognized again by the Grainger team in our follow-up year to being named the Supplier of the Year for 2013,” said Ben Wulf, Portacool CEO. “We are privileged to have worked alongside this team for more than 20 years, and we look forward to building a strong, successful future together providing cooling solutions that impact the safety of our customers.”

Fred Costello, Grainger’s vice president of global product management, said the HVAC market company is part of an elite group.

“Grainger is proud to recognize Portacool for its outstanding supplier performance,” Costello said. “Our customers expect quality products consistently delivered to the right place at the right time. This is not possible without the commitment, dedication and outstanding service of our Partners in Performance suppliers.”

 The award was given during the industrial wholesale supply company’s annual conference in Orlando, Fla.