SMEAD NAMED VENDOR OF THE YEAR honors Smead for fifth consecutive year


HASTINGS, Minn. (June 21, 2010) — Smead®, a leading provider of filing and organizational products, announced today they have received the Vendor of the Year award from office products buying group for the fifth year in a row. The award was presented during's annual meeting, held June 2-4 in Denver, Colorado.

Smead was presented the award by representatives Mike Gentile, President, and Mike Foster, Director of Merchandising. Vendors are judged on a variety of criteria, including: superior service levels, on-time delivery, order fill percentages, order turn around proficiency, electronic ordering processes and superior packaging and bar coding.

Accepting the award on behalf of Smead was Tom Downs, National Account Manager. Downs said, "All Smead departments and locations share in the honor of this award. None of our accomplishments would be possible without every Smead employee's commitment to our company and our customers!"

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