USG Corporation (NYSE: USG), a leading building products company, and its distribution subsidiary, L&W Supply Corporation, received the David Weekley Homes “Partners of Choice” Award for the sixth year in a row. The 2012 award represents the fifth straight year L&W’s Seacoast Supply achieved an “A,A” ranking, which is the highest ranking a supplier can receive, as part of the home builder’s world-class interactive supplier evaluation system.
David Weekley Homes, the nation’s third largest for-profit, privately-held home builder, implemented its unique, interactive supplier evaluation system and symbol for world-class excellence, the “Partners of Choice” Award, in 2004. The evaluation platform allows David Weekley Homes to analyze supplier performance in diverse industries, provide feedback, and recognize outstanding partners.
Bill Justus, Vice President of Supply Chain Services for David Weekley Homes, implemented the industry leading, innovative evaluation system in order to reduce channel costs, improve service and provide the highest degree of homeowner satisfaction.
“Our evaluation process provides suppliers with information on a 7/24 basis, and we dedicate resources to work with all of our trading partners that are serious about pursuing excellence,” said Justus, the brains behind the highly acclaimed evaluation system. “What this means is that you cannot talk your way to a good score. Our friends at Seacoast Supply have invested in the process and consequently have earned the trust and respect of our team members. Through their actions they have proven to be a world class partner.”“We have a long standing relationship with David Weekley Homes, and so it is a great honor to once again be recognized as a partner,” said Tim Mahaffey, vice president, South Division, L&W Supply. “The Partner of Choice evaluation system is rigorous, involving a series of discussions, meetings and coaching calls between David Weekley employees and Seacoast Supply employees. We work closely together to formulate plans to achieve excellence and strengthen our partnership. David Weekley Homes clearly takes partnership with its suppliers to world-class levels.”