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Motion Industries recognizes key suppliers

Birmingham, AB -- Motion Industries Inc., a distributor of industrial maintenance, repair, and operation (MRO) replacement parts, recently recognized 62 of its key suppliers as participants in its Operational Excellence Supplier Partnership...


Birmingham, AB — Motion Industries Inc., a distributor of industrial maintenance, repair, and operation (MRO) replacement parts, recently recognized 62 of its key suppliers as participants in its Operational Excellence Supplier Partnership program at the North American 2011 Meeting in Atlanta, GA.

Suppliers were recognized for making significant contributions in the area of supply chain integration and process improvement. This program has spanned seven years and has resulted in over 1,000 individual implementations to improve supply chain efficiency.

This year marks the third event to recognize contributions at three levels of participation: Partnership, Achievement and Excellence. Suppliers achieving the highest level of improvement for 2011 are Climax Metal, ITW Devcon, General Bearings and RBC Bearings.

The awards were presented by Wayne Law, executive vice-president and chief operating officer/US; Ellen Holladay, senior vice-president, chief information officer and operational excellence officer; and Jim Williams, vice-president, corporate purchasing.

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With 2010 sales of US$3.5 billion, Motion Industries is a industrial parts distributor of bearings, mechanical power transmission, electrical and industrial automation, hydraulic and industrial hose, hydraulic and pneumatic components, industrial products, and material handling.

Motion Industries has over 500 operations including nine distribution centers throughout North America and serves more than 140,000 customers from the food and beverage, pulp and paper, iron and steel, chemical, mining and aggregate, petrochemical, automotive, wood and lumber, and pharmaceutical industries.

Motion Industries is a wholly owned subsidiary of Genuine Parts Company. Visit http://www.motionindustries.comfor more information.