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Network Services Company honored several supplier partners for outstanding performance and support during the organization’s annual trade show, which was hosted virtually Oct. 26 to 29.

 “Strong and active supplier engagement is essential in meeting the needs of our member distributors and customers," said Alan Tomblin, president and CEO of Network "Network is proud to invest in deep collaboration with these exceptional organizations. Together we uphold a critical link in the supply chain delivering programs and products that improve business outcomes.”

The Supplier of the Year Award was presented to Essity in recognition of outstanding engagement, cooperation and support for Network and member distributors. In addition to maintaining strong connectivity to Netowrk leadership, Essity capitalizes on solid relationships throughout the membership, driving effective market activity. The company’s strong international presence is additive to Network’s strategic plan to expand global account capabilities.

Celebrated with the Corporate Account Supplier of the Year Award was Kimberly-Clark Professional. This award recognizes the manufacturer partner that is highly engaged in cooperative selling and creates a strong position with the organization’s distributor base. Kimberly-Clark’s engagement with the Network sales team supports advancement of impactful relationships within key customer segments.

Spartan Chemical was presented with the Member Choice Award in recognition of best all-around service, as voted by Network distributors. This marks Spartan’s fifth consecutive year receiving the award and underscores the company’s long standing commitment to mutual success.

The organization also presented two companies with the Leadership Award. Recognizing vision and leadership, ongoing thought leadership and commitment to the industry, the award goes to GOJO Industries and Georgia Pacific Professional for having gone above and beyond to demonstrate collaboration with Network and the membership.

Additional supplier awards presented were:

- Growth Achievement Award, Clorox Professional

- Rising Star Award, Betco and Midlab

- NetSource Strategic Partner, Inteplast Group