CHARLOTTE, N.C., Jan. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Nucor Cold Finish – Nebraska, a division of Nucor Corporation (NYSE: NUE), has earned recognition as a partner-level supplier for 2012 and was also named Enterprise Supply Management Supplier of the Year in the John Deere Achieving Excellence Program. The partner-level status is Deere & Company's highest supplier rating. Nucor Cold Finish – Nebraska was selected for the honor in recognition of its dedication to providing products and service of outstanding quality as well as its commitment to continuous improvement. Nucor teammates will accept the awards on March 5, 2013 at the annual Deere & Co. Achieving Excellence Awards Banquet.
Nucor Cold Finish is a supplier of cold finish bars to John Deere's operation in Moline, Illinois. This is their second Supplier of the Year award in three years along with their sixth straight year at partner level.
Suppliers who participate in the Achieving Excellence program are evaluated annually in several key performance categories, including quality, cost management, delivery, technical support and wavelength, which is a measure of responsiveness. John Deere Supply Management created the program in 1991 to provide a supplier evaluation and feedback process that promotes continuous improvement.
John Ferriola, Nucor's Chief Executive Officer and President, commented, "To receive the Supplier of the Year award twice in three years and achieve partner-level status six years in a row is a testimony to the excellent quality and consistency of our integrated cold finish bar supply chain. Consistent, excellent quality builds long-term, value driven relationships with our value appreciative customers. I want to congratulate and thank all of our Nucor Nebraska teammates for their hard work and customer focus that led to this honor."Nucor and affiliates are manufacturers of steel products, with operating facilities primarily in the U.S. and Canada. Products produced include: carbon and alloy steel -- in bars, beams, sheet and plate; steel piling; steel joists and joist girders; steel deck; fabricated concrete reinforcing steel; cold finished steel; steel fasteners; metal building systems; steel grating and expanded metal; and wire and wire mesh. Nucor, through The David J. Joseph Company, also brokers ferrous and nonferrous metals, pig iron and HBI/DRI; supplies ferro-alloys; and processes ferrous and nonferrous scrap. Nucor is North America's largest recycler. www.nucor.com SOURCE Nucor Corporation