CENTER, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Port-A-Cool, LLC, the Texas-based manufacturer of portable evaporative coolers and evaporative cooling media, has been named the Grainger 2013 Supplier of the Year. Port-A-Cool was presented with the top Partners in Performance Award at Grainger’s annual supplier conference held recently in Rosemont, Illinois.
Grainger (NYSE: GWW), the leading broad line supplier of maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) products serving businesses and institutions, recognizes a select group of suppliers for outstanding performance throughout the year through its Partners in Performance award program. The award distinguishes suppliers who achieve excellence in several categories including responsiveness, information integrity, on-time shipping and variability, management commitment and order fulfillment. Grainger suppliers receive ratings throughout the year for their performance in each of these categories. With exceptional ratings in all categories, Port-A-Cool earned the top honor among more than 3,200 active suppliers.
“Port-A-Cool has had a strong partnership with Grainger for almost 20 years and we are honored to be recognized by the Grainger team,” says Ben Wulf, CEO of Port-A-Cool, LLC. “We look forward to a long, successful future of supplying portable evaporative cooling units.”
“Port-A-Cool has been a key strategic partner for Grainger since 1995,” said Fred Costello, Grainger Vice President, Product Management and Sourcing. "This award is a testament to Port-A-Cool’s continued focus and commitment to delivering high-performance products and a ‘wow’ customer experience.”
Port-A-Cool, LLC is a global industry leader in the design and manufacture of portable evaporative cooling units, evaporative cooling media and accessories since 1990. Headquartered in Center, Texas, the company produces a wide range of units that cool 500 to 4,000 square feet. A member of the Walter Meier Group, the company is positioned as a global leader in the evaporative cooling business with distributors selling the branded products across the nation and in 56 countries abroad. To learn more about the company, or to see the line of products go to www.port-a-cool.com.