Springfield, OH 45506
The McGregor Metalworking Companies Named Partner Level Supplier and Supplier of the Year by John Deere & Co.
Springfield, OH – The McGregor Metalworking Companies achieved Partner level in John Deere’s Achieving Excellence (AE) supply chain management program for the 2011 fiscal year making it the 6th time in 9 years. “This is a tremendous feat considering John Deere has in excess of 60,000 global suppliers 2,900 of which are in the AE program and only 204 make Partner level” said Dane Belden, President of the McGregor Metalworking Companies. “This alone is quite an honor, but to be awarded Supplier of the Year for the Ag and Turf Division in the company of so many great global suppliers is a huge source of pride for all of our 389 associates.
”The McGregor Metalworking Companies supplies a wide range of products to a number of Deere facilities from pulleys, heat shields, structural components to cab body panels for Deere’s Global Cab Program. Jamie McGregor, Key Account Manager for the John Deere business states “We produce a variety of large components that make up their standardized cab that is used on sugar cane harvesting to combines and cotton pickers globally. Our facilities currently supply product to US and German factories and will soon be providing product to Brazil.” The McGregor team works closely with Deere from concept to mass production and with expertise in a variety of processes from metal stamping to welding, machining and pulley spinning there is a strong commitment to simplifying Deere’s supply chain.
The presentation of the award was held in a ceremony in Davenport, Iowa at John Deere & Co’s annual AE Banquet on February 15, 2012. McGregor Metalworking’s Chairman, Dan McGregor commented “We have been a supplier of record to Deere for 26 years and early on we set about being named Supplier of the Year. We understood the odds were very low, but we’re McGregor and our associates really can’t be matched. These years of effort have proven our excellence and as Larry Meeske, Director of Supply Chain management for Deere told me ‘We didn’t give you this, your company has earned it” and that is very rewarding.”
McGregor Metalworking is holding a celebration event for its associates, vendors, local business, development and political leaders and invited guests on April 3, 2012 at the Hollenbeck-Bayley Center in Springfield, OH. With displayed equipment provided by JD Equipment Inc. of London, OH, the event will feature presentation from both McGregor and John Deere executives.