PPG recognized as John Deere Supplier of the Year
PPG selected in appreciation of its dedication to providing products and services of outstanding quality, its risk-minimizing Secure Launch Excellence process and its commitment to continuous improvement.
“Supplier of the Year” is Deere & Company’s highest recognition. PPG was selected for the honor in appreciation of its dedication to providing products and services of outstanding quality, its risk-minimizing Secure Launch Excellence process and its commitment to continuous improvement.
Courtney Jungjohann Deemer, Scott Leis, John Meincke, Kevin Braun and Chancey Hagerty accepted the recognition during formal ceremonies in Moline, Ill. PPG supplies electrocoat, liquid and powder coatings, and pretreatment chemicals to John Deere’s global operations.
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.
PPG offers a comprehensive array of electrocoat, pretreatment, liquid and powder products for metal finishing to manufacturers in numerous industries. In addition to providing a broad range of industrial coatings and a full spectrum of color choices, PPG backs its products with industry-leading technical expertise delivered through an international customer support network. With 50 years of experience in e-coat, PPG offers solutions to some of the industry’s toughest corrosion challenges.
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