For the third consecutive year, Hormel Foods presented its Spirit of Excellence Award to ProAmpac, one of the nation's largest flexible packaging converters.
During an awards celebration on June 8, ProAmpac celebrated this achievement at its Terrebonne, QC, Canada facility. ProAmpac is among 89 suppliers honored for contributing to Hormel's continuous improvement process by maintaining an index rating score of 92 or better throughout 2016.
"The suppliers that have earned our Spirit of Excellence Award truly go above and beyond in helping us produce high-quality products for consumers around the world," said Curtis Southard, director of purchasing at Hormel Foods. Using a universal measurement system, Hormel Foods ensures all suppliers are held to the same criteria which include performance requirements, on-time deliveries and high-level customer support.
Josh Becker, corporate buyer for Hormel Foods, along with Mr. Southard, presented the award to Vince Musacchio, president of ProAmpac's Global Flexibles Division at a reception attended by the entire Terrebonne facility team.
"For the past three years, we have celebrated our successful partnership with Hormel Foods by receiving the Spirit of Excellence Award. We are honored that Hormel Foods recognizes our dedication to service, and quality," Mr. Musacchio said. "This is especially meaningful coming from a company that itself is the recipient of numerous accolades for its commitments to consumers, employees and corporate responsibility. We will continue to strive for excellence with Hormel Foods and exceed the high standards set by our customers," he added.
ProAmpac provides Hormel Foods with its PRO-POUCH® product for which clear retort and high-barrier options have recently been added, to learn more visit ProAmpac.com.
Hormel Spirit of Excellence Award Presentation at ProAmpac's Terrebonne Facility From Left to Right: Curtis Southard, director of purchasing, Hormel Foods; Art Bucci, executive vice-president, sales, ProAmpac; Josh Becker, corporate buyer, Hormel Foods; Vince Musacchio, president Global Flexibles Division, ProAmpac; Millie Nuno, director of marketing, ProAmpac; Craig Rutman, vice president, national sales, ProAmpac
Hormel Foods Corporation, based in Austin, Minn., is a global branded food company with over $9 billion in annual revenues across 75 countries worldwide. Its brands include SKIPPY®, SPAM®, Hormel® Natural Choice®, Applegate®, Justin's®, Wholly Guacamole®, Hormel® Black Label® and more than 30 other beloved brands. The company is a member of the S&P 500 Index and the S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats, was named one of "The 100 Best Corporate Citizens" by Corporate Responsibility Magazine for the eighth year in a row, and has received numerous other awards and accolades for its corporate responsibility and community service efforts. In 2016, the company celebrated its 125th anniversary and announced its new vision for the future - Inspired People. Inspired Food.™ - focusing on its legacy of innovation. For more information, visit www.hormelfoods.com and http://2015csr.hormelfoods.com/.
ProAmpac is steadfast in its unwavering commitment to provide creative packaging solutions, industry-leading customer service and award-winning innovation to a diverse global marketplace. It is a diversified global packaging company with over 3,000 employees and 22 manufacturing centers in North America, Europe and Asia. For more information www.ProAmpac.com.
ProAmpac is part of the Pritzker Group Private Capital portfolio of companies.