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Kent Gilbert and Mike Clemente accept the Sphere 1 Partner of the Year Award on behalf of Simpson Strong-Tie
Kent Gilbert and Mike Clemente accept the Sphere 1 Partner of the Year Award on behalf of Simpson Strong-Tie
June 9, 2013 3:00 PM CDT

Simpson Strong-Tie honored with Sphere 1 Partner of the Year Award

Honored for second consecutive year


Simpson Strong-Tie has been recognized as 2012 Preferred Supplier Partner of the Year by Sphere 1, a cooperative of independent tool and fastener distributors. Simpson Strong-Tie received the premier award over 84 other Sphere 1 preferred suppliers for the second year in a row.

Individual awards were presented to companies that performed well in one of the six different criteria categories established by Sphere 1. The Preferred Supplier Partner of the Year Award goes to the organization that ranks highest overall across all six criteria, including sales volume increase over the previous year, growth percentage, number of members purchasing from the supplier, completion of Gateway for Growth Programs and Sphere 1 University student course completions in 2012.

Sphere 1 CEO Carol Shackelford noted, “Congratulations to Simpson Strong-Tie for winning Partner of the Year again! We appreciate their participation and the commitment from their outstanding team. Simpson Strong-Tie will have another opportunity to exclusively showcase their wonderful line-up of products to our membership at our Annual Member Meeting next year in May in San Antonio, TX.”

A“Being awarded the Preferred Supplier Partner of the Year for the second consecutive year is a great achievement, and we thank the Sphere 1 membership for this outstanding recognition. We look forward to continuing our fruitful relationship with Sphere 1 by providing the membership with the products, testing and customer service we are known for,” said Simpson Strong-Tie President Terry Kingsfather.

The award was presented at Sphere 1’s Annual Member Meeting on May 7-9, 2013 in Tucson, AZ.

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