Awards for Supply Chain Excellence and Innovation in Filing Category


HASTINGS, Minn. (Nov. 20, 2007) — Smead Manufacturing Company, a leading provider of filing and organizational products announced today it has received two prestigious awards from United Stationers, the largest wholesale distributor of business products in North America. The first award names Smead as “Preferred Vendor” for manila and color file folders for 2008. The award was in recognition of Smead’s commitment to consumer-focused research, its innovative new products as well as its ongoing category management expertise in helping to grow United’s business.

The Award of Excellence for Supply Chain recognizes the unparalleled support Smead provides in servicing United’s network of 63 regional distribution centers with more than 900 Smead products, and Smead’s consistent performance of accurate, on-time deliveries.

“We have always valued our relationship with United Stationers and we work hard to grow our mutual business with them and the independent dealer” said Tom Sullivan, Vice President, Sales. “It takes a dedicated team to achieve outstanding results and we are proud to be recognized for these efforts.”

Smead has worked with United Stationers for more than 50 years.

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Smead is a worldwide leader in office filing products and records management systems. For more than 100 years, Smead has brought a spirit of innovation and integrity to keeping businesses and home offices organized. Headquartered in Hastings, Minnesota, Smead is a privately held, woman-owned business offering thousands of organizational products with more than 2,600 employees in 14 manufacturing plants located across North America and Europe.