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ISA announces 2012 American Eagle Awards
The Industrial Supply Association named the winners of the annual American Eagle Awards at its Product Show & Conference in San Antonio, Texas, April 21-24.
Watch this brief video below to learn more about how DGI Supply, SGS Tool Company and Pittman Industrial Marketing earned the 2012 American Eagle Value-Added Partner Award.
Value-Added Partner Award
|David Crawford of DGI Supply, Bart Carter of SGS Tool and John Pittman of Pittman Industrial Marketing accepted the American Eagle Award at the opening session of the ISA Product Show & Conference in San Antonio.|
|Bart Carter of SGS Tool accepts the American Eagle Award as other winners look on.|
The Value-Added Partner Award was given to distributor DGI Supply of Wheeling, Ill., cutting tools manufacturer SGS Tool Company of Munroe Falls, Ohio, and industrial manufacturers representative Pittman Industrial Marketing of Birmingham, Ala.
The companies were recognized for their efforts to help an aerospace manufacturer reduce cycle time on a titanium machining application. The company had an opportunity to win a major contract with a large European aerospace manufacturer, but only if it could improve cycle times which were constrained by current tooling and machine programming.
The project required a complete rewrite of the existing machining program and development of a new prototype tool for the application. The effort reduced cycle time by 653 production hours, plus increased tool life from four parts per tool to 25 parts per tool. In addition to generating total cost savings of nearly $192,000, the effort enabled the customer to land a major new client, creating a new revenue opportunity.
“This year’s award was a classic example of maximum value that can be achieved when all partners in the supply chain work together as a unit. All three companies played an important role in bringing value to the end-user,” said Bart Fellin of Fellin Industrial Sales, chairman of the ISA Awards and Recognition Subcommittee.
The Value-Added Partner Award recognizes the combined efforts of channel partners working together to show exceptional documented cost savings or productivity improvements for the end-user.
Corporate Citizenship Award
ST Solutions of Salem, Va., received the American Eagle Corporate Citizenship Award in recognition of its longtime support of the local Junior Achievement program. The company also spearheaded an effort to require a financial literacy course for local and statewide high school graduation and a similar course for ST Solutions employees.
More than 20 ST Solutions employees have served as volunteers in the Junior Achievement program that teaches elementary school students the relevance of education to the workplace by exploring JA’s Three Pillars of Success: work readiness, financial literacy and entrepreneurship.
Company president Nick Powell has volunteered as an instructor every year since 1993, and employee Wayne Adkins championed the development of a financial literacy course at the local high school and then spearheaded another campaign to require a similar course for all Virginia high school graduates. He also developed and presented a course to ST Solutions employees that covered banking, insurance, credit and debt reduction, real estate, investing and retirement, identity theft and automobile purchases.