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Distributor receives MRO Supplier of the Year Award

Birmingham, AL -- Motion Industries, a distributor of industrial maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) replaceme...


Birmingham, AL — Motion Industries, a distributor of industrial maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) replacement parts, recently received the 2006 MRO Supplier of the Year Award from Owens Corning.

Motion earned the award based on the criteria of price, service, and product availability; integration into the Capital supply chain; strong documentation of cost savings; innovation through game changing product substitution; and inventory solutions.

“We are honoured to receive this award from Owens Corning,” said Bill Stevens, Motion Industries president and chief executive officer. “Our customer relationships are extremely important to us, and we are committed to providing value through reliability, inventory solutions and operational excellence.”

Tom Miller, Motion Industries chief operating officer; Kendall Lambert, director of operational excellence; and Brandon Plowden, strategic account manager, accepted the award on behalf of Motion Industries at Owens Corning’s Preferred MRO Supplier Meeting.
With 2006 sales of $3.1 billion, Motion Industries is a leading industrial parts distributor of bearings, power transmission, electrical and industrial automation, hydraulic and industrial hose, hydraulic and pneumatic components, industrial supply products, and material handling. Motion has more than 500 operations including nine distribution centres throughout North America and serves more than customers from the automotive, chemical, food and beverage, wood and lumber, iron and steel, pulp and paper, mining and aggregate, and pharmaceutical industries.

The Motion Canada division, based in located in Mississauga, Ont., operates 54 locations in nine provinces. Motion Industries is a wholly owned subsidiary of Genuine Parts Company.