Issue: Oct 2012


Johnson Controls' leading suppliers honored during North American Supplier Performance Awards ceremo



Top-performing auto suppliers acknowledged for commitment to excellence in 2012

by Rob White

Thirty-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 Experience business at the company's 17(th) annual North American Supplier Performance Awards ceremony. The event was recently held at The Inn at St. John's in Plymouth, Mich.

"The dedication of our suppliers is integral to our success as a global automotive leader," said Jim Bos, vice president of purchasing, North America, for Johnson Controls' Automotive Experience business. "The awards provide an opportunity for us to thank our supplier base for their leadership and commitment to excellence throughout the year."

Johnson Controls' North American Supplier Performance Awards are presented for top performance in the following key business 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 2012 Supplier Performance Award were:
Automatic Spring Products Inc. Grand Haven, Mich.
E & E Manufacturing Plymouth, Mich.
Kenwal Steel Corp. Dearborn, Mich.

The Gold 2012 Supplier Performance Award recipients were:
Dudek & Bock Chicago
Everwill Toronto
Global Enterprises Huntington Woods, Mich.
Keen Point International Inc. Auburn Hills, Mich.
Unique Fabricating Auburn Hills, Mich.

Silver 2012 Supplier Performance Award recipients were:
Acoustek Nonwovens Statesville, N.C.
Creative Foam Corp. Fenton, Mich.
EDS Manufacturing Inc. Nogales, Ariz.
Freescale Semiconductor Austin, Texas
GDC Inc. Goshen, Ind.
Grand Rapids Controls Co. LLC Rockford, Mich.
Greenfield Research Greenfield, Ohio
Kimball Electronics Jasper, Ind.
Nichia America Corp. Tokushima, Japan
Petoskey Plastics Petoskey, Mich.
Termax Lake Zurich, Ill.

Supplier companies recognized with a Bronze 2012 Supplier Performance Award
were:
Akko Fasteners Inc. Cincinnati, Ohio
Alex Products Ridgeville Corners, Ohio
ATF Lincolnwood, Ill.
CNI Inc. Madison Heights, Mich.
Continental Midland Park Forest, Ill.
Guelph Tool Inc. Guelph, Ontario
ISSI San Jose, Calif.
JD Norman Industries Addison, Ill.
Leggett & Platt Carthage, Mo.
PTX Clemmons, N.C.
The Oakwood Group Dearborn, Mich.
W.E.T. Windsor, Ontario, Canada
In addition, Johnson Controls officials presented seven leadership awards in the following areas:


-- Innovation - Harrison Spinks, Leeds, England
-- Sustainability - Bayer Material Science, Leverkusen, Germany
-- Continuous Improvement - Global Enterprises, Huntington Woods, Mich.
-- Customer Satisfaction - Greenfield Research, Greenfield, Ohio
-- Shareholder Value - Manufacturers Industrial Group, Lexington, Tenn.
-- Quality Leadership - PTX, Clemmons, N.C.
-- Minority Business Development - Kenwal Steel Corp., Dearborn, Mich.


About Johnson Controls:
Johnson Controls is a global diversified technology and industrial leader serving customers in more than 150 countries. Our 162,000 employees create quality products, services and solutions to optimize energy and operational efficiencies of buildings; lead-acid automotive batteries and advanced batteries for hybrid and electric vehicles; and interior systems for automobiles. Our commitment to sustainability dates back to our roots in 1885, with the invention of the first electric room thermostat. Through our growth strategies and by increasing market share we are committed to delivering value to shareholders and making our customers successful. In 2012, Corporate Responsibility Magazine recognized Johnson Controls as the #5 company in its annual "100 Best Corporate Citizens" list. For additional information, please visit http://www.johnsoncontrols.com.

About Johnson Controls Automotive Experience:
Johnson Controls is a global leader in automotive seating, overhead systems, door and instrument panels, and interior electronics. We support all major automakers in the differentiation of their vehicles through our products, technologies and advanced manufacturing capabilities. With 240 locations worldwide, we are where our customers need us to be. Consumers have enjoyed the comfort and style of our products, from single components to complete interiors. With our global capability, we supply approximately 50 million cars per year.

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