NORTHBROOK, Ill., April 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Culligan International Company
is proud to announce that it has received Ace Hardware Corporation's
prestigious 2001 Vendor of the Year award. This marks the first time that the
hardware store giant has bestowed this honor upon a vendor in the plumbing
Each year, Ace Hardware Corporation presents its Vendor of the Year award
to select vendors that meet its Best Practice Standards of quality, service,
and support. Ace's retailers also actively participate in selecting award
"Culligan epitomizes the true meaning of the word 'partner,' which
embodies participation, cooperation and working together for mutual best
interests," said Lori L. Bossmann, vice president of Ace Hardware
Corporation's Merchandising Department. "We look forward to strengthening our
partnership with Culligan in the future."
"We're pleased that Ace Hardware Corporation has recognized Culligan's
dedication to superior customer service and quality products," notes David
Shanahan, retail sales manager for Culligan International Company. "To be
recognized by such a well-respected organization is an honor that all Culligan
employees can take pride in."
Among the products that Culligan currently sells at Ace Hardware stores
are countertop and faucet-mount products, sediment and under-sink filtration
systems, and water filter bottles, as well as their replacement filters.
Plymouth Products, Inc. manufactures a variety of water treatment products
under several brand names, including Culligan, USFilter, and American Plumber.
Owned by Vivendi S.A., Plymouth Products' merchandise is available through a
worldwide network of retail outlets, independent plumbers and industrial
distributors. For more information on the company or its products, Plymouth
Products, Inc. invites you to visit its website at
SOURCE Culligan International Company