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Spartan Chemical Company Awarded Empire Paper 2014 Supplier Partner of the Year


MAUMEE, OH. — October 10, 2014 — Spartan Chemical Company, a recognized leader in the formulation and manufacture of sustainable cleaning and sanitation solutions for the industrial and institutional market, was awarded Empire Paper’s 2014 Supplier Partner of the Year award during the company’s annual general sales meeting earlier this month. Each year, Empire Paper honors a supplier based on several points of recognition, which are as follows:

• Long term stability and direction
• Strives for position of leadership in industry
• Knows industry trends
• Product and system innovation
• Commitment to distribution
• Investment in end user and distributor sales force training
• Breadth of line
• Logistically efficient (order Acknowledgements, stocking levels, turns, rebate processing)
• Representation that brings value
• Meaningful communication with upper management
• AFFLINK participation

“We use several criteria and metrics to quantify this award, as well as input from our end-users, support staff and sales representatives,” said Ron Wright, senior vice president at Empire Paper. “We appreciate the support that Spartan Chemical has given us through the years and look forward to another generation of success.”

“Spartan emphasizes ‘Strategic Partnering’ with our distributor network,” said Greg Ford, vice president of sales for Spartan Chemical. “This award acknowledges that we are doing our job; not only providing great products, great service, and on-demand logistics, but partnering with Empire Paper to keep them aware of market and technology trends.” The award was presented to Spartan by Ron Wright, at Empire Paper’s annual general sales meeting, hosted in Lubbock,, Texas. Spartan Chemical was represented by David Cox, divisional sales manager, Jessy Brown, regional manager and Jason Paschall, regional sales manager.

About Spartan Chemical Company
Spartan Chemical Company has been a recognized leader in the formulation and manufacture of sustainable cleaning and sanitation solutions for the industrial and institutional market since 1956. A proud US employer, Spartan manufactures high quality products from its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Maumee, OH and sells both domestically and internationally through a selective network of distribution. Spartan’s chemical products and services are used in building service contractor, education, healthcare, food service and processing, lodging/hospitality, and industrial markets.

About Empire Paper
Empire has grown from a small company to a large regional distributor employing more than 150 staff. In that time, however, the company has never abandoned its loyalty to employees, suppliers and customers. For 80-plus years, Empire has sustained an atmosphere where employees and customers are part of an extended family; for it is the bonds of family that strengthen lives.