Paslode delivers “Exceptional Supplier Award” to ITW Heartland

On Thursday, June 16th, Paslode representatives visited ITW Heartland’s Manufactured Products business unit to personally present the “Exceptional Supplier Award” to Heartland employees. This award recognizes Paslode’s highest-performing suppliers as measured via cumulative quality and on-time delivery metrics during the 2010 calendar year. It also marks the 2nd year in a row that ITW Heartland has received this honor from Paslode’s Cordless division, while Paslode’s Pneumatic group has honored Heartland with this award for the past 14 years running.

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Pictured from left to right are Bruce Geiser (Heartland Production Superviser), Wendy Wessel (Heartland Production Machinist), Mark Hermsen (Paslode Supplier Relations Manager), Chuck Coyer (Heartland Production Machinist), Lorri Malaker (Paslode Sr. Buyer), and Darryl Dormanen (Paslode Sr. Buyer)

Jim Pospisil, Business Unit Manager for Manufactured Products, stated that “Paslode’s recognition is an honor for ITW Heartland, and a testament to the hard work and diligence of our employees.”

Paslode is a leading manufacturer of cordless and pneumatic nailers, staplers, and fasteners and strives to provide professional trades people with the highest quality fasteners and fastening tools in the industry.

About ITW Heartland
ITW Heartland is a certified leader in precision engineered machines, parts, gears, and electro-mechanical products. Located in Alexandria, Minnesota, ITW Heartland has four distinct divisions: Spiroid Gearing (design and manufacturing of custom right angle drives, gear boxes and loose gearing); Manufactured Products (low to mid quantity precision machining with a specific expertise in horizontal CNC technology); Strategic Assembly Solutions (complete machine design and assembly services); and ITW Gear Machines (designer and manufacturer of full line of high speed gear inspection and gear burnishing die equipment). As an Illinios Tool Works Company, ITW Heartland operates from a position of financial stability, engineering excellence, and refined manufacturing process.

For more information, visit www.itwheartland.com.

ITW Heartland Receives Supplier Distinction

ITW Heartland recently received the “Exceptional Supplier” distinction from long-time business partner, Paslode. Heartland consistently delivered 100% on time and 100% quality in order to receive the distinction.

“We are extremely proud to receive the supplier distinction again this year,” said ITW Heartland Business Unit Manager Glenn Downing. “We are truly honored by the continued confidence shown by our business partners like Paslode.”

Heartland has been making driver blades for Paslode commercial and residential nailers since 1989. Paslode measures its suppliers using a supplier score card which rates performance in delivery and quality. ITW Heartland delivered 100% on time and 100% quality for one year, moving onto the Exceptional Supplier list, up from the Premier Supplier.

“We strive to have Trusted Partnerships in our business – it’s one of our core values,” said ITW Heartland General Manager Brian Baustian. “I commend our entire team on applying those values each and every day.”

About ITW Heartland
ITW Heartland is a certified leader in precision engineered machines, parts, gears, and electro-mechanical products. Located in Alexandria, Minnesota, ITW Heartland has four distinct divisions: Spiroid Gearing (design and manufacturing of custom right angle drives, gear boxes and loose gearing); Manufactured Products (low to mid quantity precision machining with a specific expertise in horizontal CNC technology); Strategic Assembly Solutions (complete machine design and assembly services); and ITW Gear Machines (designer and manufacturer of full line of high speed gear inspection and gear burnishing die equipment). As an Illinios Tool Works Company, ITW Heartland operates from a position of financial stability, engineering excellence, and refined manufacturing process.

For more information, visit www.itwheartland.com.