FARGO, N.D. — Border States Electric’s (BSE) Supplier of the Year Awards recognize manufacturer partners that provide exceptional service and continue to show dedication and support to BSE and its customers. Congratulations to these winners for performing at a high level in 2019 and earning this recognition.
3M Receives Above and Beyond Service Excellence: The Above and Beyond Service Excellence Award is given to a supplier that has exhibited unprecedented support to BSE and its customers. It is structured to distinguish the supplier for providing excellent service and recognizes their dedication to the mutual relationship.
Milwaukee Tool Receives Sales and Marketing Excellence: The Sales and Marketing Excellence Award is given to a manufacturer partner that actively participates in sales efforts and helps strengthen BSE’s customer base. Nominees are leaders in profitable sales growth, gross margin improvement and product and sales training. These suppliers excel in joint sales and marketing strategies, customer-focused marketing programs, innovative marketing promotions, market development funding and sales tools and materials. They provide catalog content and support industry initiatives, local branches and new business opportunities with a compelling spirit of partnership.
Leviton Receives Operational and Technological Excellence: The Operational and Technological Excellence Award is presented to a supplier that provides innovative, state-of-the-art business practices and quality services. Those nominated for this award are a step ahead of the rest as evidenced by technology-driven logistics, services, inventory performance and communications. The recipient works collaboratively, emphasizing a true spirit of partnership.
Area Supplier Sales Representative or Agency Awards Area Supplier Sales Representative or Agency awards are given to supplier sales agencies, agents and representatives that maintain dependable partnerships that go above and beyond to support BSE’s customers and employee-owners. Recipients must meet all selection criteria including developing localized marketing strategies with BSE’s branches, offering strong local support for sales calls, resolving issues or problems quickly, driving consistent growth and frequently helping the branches and all departments.
- Midwest Area – Core4
- Great Lakes Area – EMS Partners
- Kansas Missouri Area – Milwaukee Tool
- Big Sky Area – Cooper Power
- Northern Plains Area – Core4
- Tennessee Area – Schneider
- Carolinas Area – Southwire
- Rocky Mountain Area – Crouse-Hinds – Casey Bergquist Agency
- Desert Area – Eaton Cutler Hammer
- West Texas/Oklahoma Area – P&S Legrand