Spartan Chemical Company 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.