Hormel Honors Curwood for the Second Consecutive Year with 2011 “Spirit of Excellence” Award
Source: Dennis Burian: Bemis Company, Inc.
Leading Packaging Company Garners Prestigious Spirit of Excellence Award Again as a Top Supplier for Hormel Foods.
Oshkosh, Wisconsin – June 14, 2012 - Hormel Foods Corporation has awarded Curwood, Inc., with a 2011 Spirit of Excellence Award—a prestigious honor that celebrates the company’s commitment to continuous improvement and contribution to the Hormel heritage of innovation and quality. This is the second year in a row Curwood has been recognized with this award, also taking home the honor in 2010.
Curwood’s Hormel Sales and Service team and top executives accept the Hormel Spirit of Excellence Award for the second year in a row.
Curwood, a leading packager and a division of Bemis Company, supplies Hormel with a broad range of brand packaging solutions for Hormel’s high-quality food and meat products. Over the last few years Curwood has integrated manufacturing facilities, material technologies and resource teams to provide strengthened capabilities and a seamless source of supply. Their commitment to achieving the highest levels of plant support, R&D support, cost savings, and innovation continues to strengthen the relationship between the two companies.
“Curwood’s commitment to continuous improvement was outstanding during the past year,” says Jeffrey Ettinger, Chairman of the Board, President and CEO at Hormel. “We congratulate you and your team for going above and beyond and making a positive impact on our business in 2011.”
To be considered for the Spirit of Excellence Award, Curwood demonstrated a steadfast focus on high-level service: meeting stringent package performance requirements, consistently achieving on-time deliveries and providing high-level technical, R&D and administrative support. Only a few select suppliers earn this award from Hormel annually.
On June 14th, Hormel’s top purchasing professionals and packaging engineers travelled to Menasha, Wisconsin to personally present the award to Curwood’s dedicated Hormel Sales and Service team.
“It has been a privilege to partner with Hormel Foods this year and it is an incredible accomplishment to be rewarded by such a successful organization,” said Brent Peterson, Curwood National Account Manager–Hormel Foods. “The intensely focused and combined effort of the dedicated Curwood team is the main reason Hormel has distinguished Curwood with this award.”
Known throughout the world for technological leadership in high-barrier packaging, Curwood is a preferred supplier of innovative packaging materials and systems for food, beverage, household, industrial and personal care industries. Curwood maintains strategic manufacturing and service centers throughout North America, South America and Europe, and is wellpositioned to meet global distribution and marketing needs. Headquartered in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, U.S.A., Curwood is part of the Bemis family of companies.
Bemis Company is a major supplier of flexible packaging and pressure sensitive materials used by leading food, consumer products, healthcare and other companies worldwide. Founded in 1858, the Company is included in the S&P 500 index of stocks and reported 2011 net sales of $5.3 billion. The Company’s flexible packaging business has a strong technical base in polymer chemistry, film extrusion, coating and laminating, printing and converting. Headquartered in Neenah, Wisconsin, Bemis employs approximately 20,000 individuals worldwide. More information about the Company is available at our website, www.bemis.com.