Crown Group earns recognition as a John Deere Supplier of the Year and Partner-level Supplier

For the third consecutive year, the Crown Group Waterloo Plant earned recognition as a Partner-level supplier in the John Deere Achieving Excellence Program, their highest supplier rating.

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From left to right, Pete Shepherd, General Manager of Crown Waterloo Plant; Frank Knoth, President and CEO of the Crown Group Co.; and Ken Stallons, Director of Sales, the Crown Group Co.

 

 

The Crown Group Waterloo Plant has been officially recognized as a John Deere Supplier of the Year for 2015.  The presentation of the award took place in April in Bettendorf, Iowa.

 

Also, for the third consecutive year, the Crown Group Waterloo Plant has earned recognition as a Partner-level supplier for 2015 in the John Deere Achieving Excellence Program, their highest supplier rating.  The Warren, Michigan based company was selected for the honor in recognition of its dedication to providing products and services of outstanding quality as well as its commitment to continuous improvement.

 

“We genuinely value the partnership we have developed with Deere and Company and remain fully committed in meeting their future needs” said Frank Knoth, President and CEO of the Crown Group.

 

The Crown Group is a supplier of coating services to John Deere’s Tractor Cab and Assembly Operations in Waterloo, Iowa.

 

Suppliers who participate in the Achieving Excellence program are evaluated annually in several key performance categories, including quality, cost management, delivery, technical support and wavelength, which is a measure of responsiveness. John Deere Supply Management created the program in 1991 to provide a supplier evaluation and feedback process that promotes continuous improvement.

 

The Crown Group is an industry leading supplier of coating services, logistic solutions, and assembly operations to the agricultural, transportation, military, and architectural markets.  The Crown Group currently operates 10 coating facilities in the U.S.