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Johnson Controls' leading automotive suppliers honored at 18th annual North American Supplier Performance Awards ceremony


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PLYMOUTH, MI--Sept. 19, 2013: Twenty-four automotive suppliers were honored by Johnson Controls, a global diversified company in the building and automotive industries, for their leadership and commitment to the Automotive Seating business at the company's 18th annual North American Supplier Performance Awards ceremony. The event was held recently in Plymouth, Mich.

"Our suppliers worked alongside us throughout the year, sharing a commitment to excellence and exceeding expectations," said Kelly Bysouth, group vice president, global purchasing, Automotive Seating. "We're pleased to recognize suppliers that continue to achieve award status year over year, which proves their dedication to our joint success. In addition, there are some new names on the list as well as a leadership award for Global Growth – a category that wasn't recognized in 2012."

Johnson Controls' North American Supplier Performance Awards are presented for top performance in the following areas: quality, cost, logistics, development, technology and service. This year, outstanding performance by the company's supply base was recognized on four levels – platinum, gold, silver and bronze.

Recipients of the Platinum 2013 Supplier Performance Award were:

- Automatic Spring Products Inc.

Grand Haven, Mich.

- E & E Manufacturing

Plymouth, Mich.

- Kenwal Steel Corp.

Dearborn, Mich.

The Gold 2013 Supplier Performance Award recipients were:

- Global Enterprises

Huntington Woods, Mich.

Silver 2013 Supplier Performance Award recipients were:

- Bayer Material Science

Leverkusen, Germany

- BILSTEIN

Hagen, Germany

- Continental Midland

Park Forest, Ill.

- Dow Automotive Systems

Auburn Hills, Mich.

- EDS Manufacturing Inc.

Nogales, Ariz.

- Grand Rapids Controls Co. LLC

Rockford, Mich.

- Greenfield Research

Greenfield, Ohio

- JSP International, LLC

Wayne, Pa.

- LG Hausys America, Inc.

Seoul, Korea

- Petoskey Plastics

Petoskey, Mich.

- PTX

Clemmons, N.C.

- Unique Fabricating

Auburn Hills, Mich.

Supplier companies recognized with a Bronze 2013 Supplier Performance Award were:

- Akko Fasteners Inc.

Cincinnati, Ohio

- Alex Products

Ridgeville Corners, Ohio

- ASMO Manufacturing, Inc.

Battle Creek, Mich.

- Leggett & Platt

Carthage, Mo.

- Royal Technologies

Hudsonville, Mich.

- West Michigan Molding, Inc.

Grand Haven, Mich.

- Williamston Products, Inc.

Williamston, Mich.

In addition, Johnson Controls officials presented four leadership awards in the following areas:

- Sustainability – Petoskey Plastics, Petoskey, Mich.

- Customer Satisfaction – Beach Mold & Tool, New Albany, Ind.

- Continuous Improvement – Global Enterprises, Huntington Woods, Mich.

- Global Growth – E & E Manufacturing, Plymouth, Mich.