AUSTIN, Minn. – Suppliers in categories including pork procurement, provisions, contractors, ingredients, transportation and packaging, were recognized with awards from Hormel Foods Corporation. Sixty-eight suppliers were recently given the company’s 2014 Spirit of Excellence Award, recognizing their roles in Hormel’s continuous improvement process this past year.
According to Tyler Husebus, director of purchasing, “The Hormel Foods Spirit of Excellence Award program recognizes the suppliers that truly go above and beyond in helping us achieve our goals.”

The annual awards are based on a universal measurement system established 15 years ago by the company. Award-winning suppliers are required to maintain a rating of 92 for a 12-month period. Companies are ranked on criteria that includes making deliveries on time, meeting performance requirements and providing customer support.
“We’re honored to partner with these outstanding suppliers,” said of the following award winners (listed by category):


A.J. Lysne Contracting Corporation
Allweather Roof
Avure Technologies, Inc
Cybertrol Engineering, LLC
The Dupps Company
East Penn Manufacturing
Environmental Land Management, LLC
Evapco, Inc.
Fehr Solutions, LLC
Fox Electric
Gleeson Constructors & Engineers, LLC
Hyster Company
Jasper Engineering
The Joseph Company, Inc.
Kestner Electric, Inc.
Lou Rich, Inc.
Multivac, Inc.
Rockwell Automation
Van Meter Industrial and Werner Electric Supply
Weber, Inc.
Wolf-Tec, Inc.

New Fashion Pork, LLP
Donley Farms Inc
K & B Farms, LLC
Sayon Inc
Nutra Tech LC
Lizard Creek Acres
Roe Farms Inc.
Spronk Brothers, LLP
Daryl Muilenburg
Rebco Pork Inc.
K & L Pork Inc.
Honeysuckle Farms, LLC
Hufco, LLC
Fieldale Farms Corporation
Kustom Pak Foods

Berry Plastics
Bunzl Processor Division
Bemis North America
Dickson Industries, Inc.
DXP Enterprises Inc.
Flatout Inc.
Gamer Packaging, Inc.
Hydrite Chemical Co.
International Paper
Kalle USA, Inc.
Menasha Packaging Company, LLC
The Meyers Printing Companies, Inc.
Minnesota Corrugated Box, Inc.
Newly Weds Foods Inc.
Progressive Packaging, Inc.
RK Farms LLC
Rangen, Inc. (Commodities Division)
Red Arrow Products Company LLC
Sargento Foods Inc.
Silgan Containers LLC
Smyth Companies
Walter G. Anderson Inc.
Winpak Ltd.
Veritiv Corporation


Dickey Transport, Inc.
K & B Transportation, Inc.
Holiday Express Corporation