ORANGE, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 2, 2009--
Hubbell Incorporated (NYSE: HUBA, HUBB) announced today that Hubbell
Wiring Device-Kellems, a division of Hubbell Incorporated (Delaware),
was presented with Grainger’s prestigious Supplier of The Year Award as
well as with a Partners in Performance Award for 2008 at Grainger’s
annual supplier conference held March 2-3, 2009 in Schaumburg, Illinois.
Grainger is a leading broad line supplier of facilities maintenance
products serving businesses and institutions.
Grainger's Partners in Performance Award recognizes suppliers who
achieve excellence in several categories, including responsiveness,
information integrity, cost control, on-time shipping, active
collaboration and order fulfillment. Grainger’s suppliers receive
ratings throughout the year for their performance in each of these
categories. Approximately 2 percent of Grainger's 1,200 suppliers
receive this award each year and then Grainger selects one of the
Partners in Performance winners as its Supplier of The Year.
“Hubbell is honored to have been selected Supplier of The Year for 2008
by Grainger. Our two companies have shared a long history of partnering
to provide customers with high quality products and services. These
awards recognize the value of our full service approach across the
entire business system and the passion for excellence our team has in
serving customers,” said Timothy H. Powers, Chairman, President and CEO
of Hubbell Incorporated.
Hubbell Incorporated is an international manufacturer of quality
electrical and electronic products for a broad range of non-residential
and residential construction, industrial and utility applications. With
2008 revenues of $2.7 billion, Hubbell Incorporated operates
manufacturing facilities in the United States, Canada, Switzerland,
Puerto Rico, Mexico, the People’s Republic of China, Italy, the United
Kingdom, Brazil and Australia. Hubbell also participates in joint
ventures in Taiwan and the People’s Republic of China, and maintains
sales offices in Singapore, the People’s Republic of China, Mexico,
South Korea, and the Middle East. The corporate headquarters is located
in Orange, CT.
W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE: GWW) with 2008 sales of $6.9 billion is the
leading broad line supplier of facilities maintenance products serving
businesses and institutions in the United States, Canada, Mexico, China
and Panama. Through a highly integrated network including more than 600
branches, 18 distribution centers and multiple Web sites, Grainger's
employees help customers get the job done.
Source: Hubbell Incorporated
William R. Sperry, 203-799-4100