AUSTIN, MINN. — Hormel Foods Corporation has recognized 58 of its suppliers with its 2009 Spirit of Excellence Award. The companies represent an array of industries, from those providing provisions to producers and including suppliers of transportation and equipment. Suppliers were ranked by ratings based on their performance, promptness and administrative support and service provided in 2009.

“The Spirit of Excellence Awards are a great way to thank our suppliers for helping Hormel Foods continue to build upon our heritage of innovation and quality,” said Melanie Faust, Hormel’s director of purchasing. “Each year, we look forward to presenting this award as a way of showing appreciation to our suppliers.”

The 2009 winners are eligible for the Hormel No. 1 Award, which will be announced in 2011 for four-time Spirit of Excellence recipients from 2006 to 2010.

The 2009 winners include:

A.J. Lysne Contracting Corporation

Alcan Packaging

Ampac Packaging LLC


Ball Corporation Metal Food & Household Products

Bunzl Processor Division

Commercial Services

Crown Cork & Seal Company Inc.

Dickey Transport Inc.

Dickson Industries Inc.

East Penn Manufacturing Company Inc.

Ecolab Inc.

Environmental Land Management

Fehr Solutions LLC

Ferguson Enterprises Inc.

Jason Fett

Fieldale Farms Corporation

Fox Electric

G E LeBlanc Inc.

Gamer Packaging Inc.

Gleeson Constructors LLC

Graphic Packaging International Inc.

Green Bay Packaging Inc.

Holiday Express Corporation

Mike and Steve Hopkins

Hub Group Inc.

Hydrite Chemical Co.


Jayhawk Boxes, Inc.

JBS Hogs

The Joseph Company Inc.


Lou Rich Inc.

Marzolf Swine Inc.

McFarland Truck Lines Inc.

Menasha Packaging Co. LLC

The Meyers Printing Companies Inc.

Midwest Coast Transport

Muller Pinehurst Dairy Inc.


Newly Weds Foods

Ron Nykamp

Paris Foods

Preston Refrigeration Co.

RR Donnelley

Red Arrow Products Co. LLC

John Regier

Sealed Air Corporation Cryovac Division

Silgan Containers Corporation

Smyth Companies Inc.

Stuart W. Johnson & Co. Inc.

Superior Companies of Minnesota Inc.

Viscofan USA

Walter G. Anderson Inc.

Weber Inc.

Werner Electric Supply and Van Meter Industrial Inc.

Wolf-Tec Inc.