HOLLAND, Mich., June 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- (NASDAQ: YRCW) − Eastman Chemical Company, a leading global manufacturer of specialty chemicals, additives and more, has named Holland the recipient of its 2012 Supplier Excellence Award. The award is part of the Eastman Supplier Excellence Program (ESEP). This marks the seventh consecutive year in which Holland has received this award from the Eastman Chemical Company.
The award recognizes Eastman's most valued service suppliers for their performance in 2012. Consideration for the award is based upon supplier excellence in the areas of delivery performance, logistics value proposition, and exceeding customer service expectations. It confirms the key contributions Holland makes as a partner on Eastman's behalf to improve efficiency and competitiveness in today's rapidly evolving business environment.
"We are both honored and delighted to continue our winning streak with Eastman," said Scott Ware, Holland President. "Achieving such a run is a true testament to the untiring service ethic of Holland. Day after day, year after year, Holland upholds the strictest standards of performance and service, which ensure our continued presence as industry leaders in regional LTL shipping."
Winners were honored for their 2012 efforts at the Eastman Logistics Supplier Day Event with awards and a picnic lunch.
Holland has been presented with six other such performance awards since January 2013:
- Supply Chain Solutions Inc. 2012 Carrier of the Year Award
- Echo Global Logistics Inc. 2012 Regional LTL Carrier of the Year Award
- Haworth Inc. 2012 Partner Carrier of the Year Award
- Chemtreat 2012 LTL Carrier of the Year Award
- BNSF Logistics 2012 Carrier Excellence Award
- Ryder System, Inc. 2012 Ryder Carrier Quality Award
Holland has long been recognized for delivering the most next-day service lanes in its territory and annually records one of the lowest claim ratios in the industry. Founded in Holland, Mich., in 1929, Holland provides industry leading, on-time reliability for less-than-truckload shipments in the central and southeastern United States and in eastern Canada. Holland, recognized by Logistics Management magazine with its 2012 Quest for Quality award for 27 consecutive years, was honored for performance excellence in 2012 in the Midwest/North Central Regional LTL Carriers and Expedited Motor Carriers categories. For more information, visit hollandregional.com. Holland is a subsidiary of YRC Worldwide.