Valspar Earns Recognition as a John Deere ‘Partner-level Supplier’

MINNEAPOLIS, April 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Valspar Corporation (NYSE: VAL) has earned recognition as a Partner-level supplier for 2014 in the John Deere Achieving Excellence Program. The Partner-level status is Deere & Company’s highest supplier rating. Valspar was selected for the honor in recognition of its dedication to providing products and service of outstanding quality as well as its commitment to continuous improvement.

Valspar is a supplier of best-in-class industrial coatings to John Deere’s operations around the world.
“We’re proud to achieve this honor from John Deere,” said Jason Bolz , Valspar’s Director of Global Heavy Machinery. “It’s a strong testament to Valspar’s commitment to deliver the highest-quality products and service for our customers around the world. We look forward to building on our partnership with John Deere, which has spanned more than 60 years.”

Suppliers who participate in Deere & Company’s Achieving Excellence program are evaluated annually in several key performance categories, including quality, cost management, delivery, technical support and wavelength, which is a measure of responsiveness. John Deere Supply Management created the program in 1991 to provide a supplier evaluation and feedback process that promotes continuous improvement.

About Valspar
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