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Maker of cranes and hoists gets distributor’s quality award

Aug. 17, 2001 -- Columbus McKinnon Corp. of Amherst, N.Y., has been awarded a Grainger 2000 "Customer Focused Quali...


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August 17, 2001
By MRO Magazine

Aug. 17, 2001 — Columbus McKinnon Corp. of Amherst, N.Y., has been awarded a Grainger 2000 “Customer Focused Quality 1 Award.” W.W.Grainger, Inc. of Chicago, Ill., presents the CFQ1 award annually to suppliers who achieve excellence in several categories, including: cost improvement, delivery, overall commitment, product information, quality and responsiveness.

A designer and manufacturer of material handling products, Columbus McKinnon was one of a select group of suppliers recognized by Grainger, a North American supplier of MRO supplies.

“Being recognized by Grainger as one of the company’s top suppliers is both an honor and a favourable indicator of the strength of Columbus McKinnon’s relationship with one of our largest customers,” said Timothy T. Tevens, president and chief executive officer at Columbus McKinnon.

“Grainger is proud to present Columbus McKinnon with the ‘Customer Focused Quality 1 Award’ for 2000,” said Fred Loepp, vice-president, product management, at Grainger.

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Columbus McKinnon’s products include hoists, cranes, welded steel chains and attachments, and industrial components. For more information, visit www.cmworks.com. In Canada, Acklands-Grainger Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of W.W. Grainger, operates over 200 branches. For more information about Grainger, visit www.grainger.com.