Johnson Controls Honors 43 Top Suppliers with Performance and Leadership Awards

Winning companies were acknowledged during annual awards ceremony in

Michigan



Sep 25, 2007, 01:00 ET from Johnson Controls, Inc.

    PLYMOUTH, Mich., Sept. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- To recognize and award
 outstanding innovation, dedication and commitment, Johnson Controls (NYSE:  
 JCI) last week honored its top performing automotive suppliers during its
 North American Supplier Performance Awards celebration. Held at the
 company's Holland, Michigan Technical Center, a total of 46 awards were
 given to 43 supplier companies that have provided exceptional service to
 the Johnson Controls automotive experience business throughout the past
 year.
     (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20030423/JCILOGO)
     "We are proud to honor the outstanding suppliers that have exhibited
 excellence in their performance and dedication to quality throughout the
 year," said Terry Nadeau, vice president and general manager of North
 American Purchasing for Johnson Controls. "Providing exemplary products and
 services to our customers is a top priority for Johnson Controls, and these
 honored suppliers are a critical component to our continued success in this
 area."
     Johnson Controls' North American Supplier Performance Awards are
 presented annually for superior performance in key business areas: quality;
 cost; logistics; development; technology and service. Outstanding
 performance by the company's supply base is recognized on three levels --
 gold, silver and bronze.
     Recipients of the Gold 2007 Supplier Performance Award were:
     -- Acoustek Nonwovens                 Troy, Michigan
     -- Air Products                       Allentown, Pennsylvania
     -- AKKO Fasteners Inc.                Cincinnati, Ohio
     -- Alex Products                      Ridgeville Corners, Ohio
     -- Argent International Inc.          Plymouth, Michigan
     -- ARJ                                Jackson, Tennessee
     -- Creative Foam Corp.                Fenton, Michigan
     -- Decker                             Peninsula, Ohio
     -- Emhart                             Shelton, Connecticut
     -- Global Enterprises                 Huntington Woods, Michigan
     -- Guelph Tool Inc.                   Guelph, Ontario, Canada
     -- Haartz Corp.                       Acton, Massachusetts
     -- Hatch                              Chesterfield, Michigan
     -- Innotec                            Zeeland, Michigan
     -- JaeYoung Solutec Co. Ltd.          Inchon, Korea
     -- Kongsberg                          Farmington Hills, Michigan
     -- Oakwood                            Dearborn, Michigan
     -- PLDS                               Gyor, Hungary
     -- Polimeros del Uretano              Atizapan De Zaragoza, Mexico
     -- Precision Die Cutting              Chicago, Illinois
     -- QSN Industries                     Wood Dale, Illinois
     -- Serigraph                          West Bend, Wisconsin
     -- Solectron                          Milpitas, California
     -- The Gemini Group                   Bad Axe, Michigan
     -- WET Automotive Systems Ltd.        Windsor, Ontario, Canada
     -- YKK North America Group            Macon, Georgia
 
 
     Silver 2007 Supplier Performance Award recipients were:
     -- Automatic Spring Products Inc.     Grand Haven, Michigan
     -- Avery Dennison                     Strongsville, Ohio
     -- CIPA                               Port Huron, Michigan
     -- CNI                                Madison Heights, Michigan
     -- Gill Industries Inc.               Grand Rapids, Michigan
     -- Greenfield Research                Greenfield, Ohio
     -- Kimball Electronics                Renosa, Mexico
     -- Manufacturers Industrial Group     Lexington, Tennessee
     -- Superior Rollforming               Valley City, Ohio
     -- Thistle Molded Group LLC           East Troy, Wisconsin
 
 
     Recipients of the Bronze 2007 Supplier Performance Award were:
     -- Beachmold                          Queretaro, Mexico
     -- Capro                              Willis, Texas
     -- Eagle Ottawa                       Auburn Hills, Michigan
     -- Kenwal Steel Corp.                 Dearborn, Michigan
     -- Orchid                             Mt. Juliet, Tennessee
     -- Termax                             Lake Zurich, Illinois
     In addition, four other performance awards were presented by Johnson
 Controls officials during the ceremony.
     Johnson Controls recognized Innotec of Zeeland, Michigan with its
 Leadership Award for Community Partnership for the company's collaborative
 work with Johnson Controls to serve and support the local community.
     The Environmental and Safety Award, a new recognition for 2007, was
 awarded to YKK North America Group of Macon, Georgia for exemplifying
 excellence in the areas of safety for their employees, and concern for the
 environment and use of recyclability throughout their manufacturing
 process.
     Delaco Kenwal Steel Corp. of Dearborn, Michigan earned Johnson
 Controls' Minority Business Development Leadership Award for its level of
 diversity purchases and process of working with minority suppliers.
     The Strategic Partnership Award, which is granted to the company that
 takes a leadership role and works closely with Johnson Controls to support
 the company's supplier enterprise strategy, was awarded to Manufacturers
 Industrial Group of Lexington, Tennessee.
     Johnson Controls (NYSE:   JCI) is the global leader that brings ingenuity
 to the places where people live, work and travel. By integrating
 technologies, products and services, we create smart environments that
 redefine the relationships between people and their surroundings. Our team
 of 140,000 employees creates a more comfortable, safe and sustainable world
 through our products and services for more than 200 million vehicles, 12
 million homes and one million commercial buildings. For additional
 information, please visit http://www.johnsoncontrols.com.
 
 

SOURCE Johnson Controls, Inc.
    PLYMOUTH, Mich., Sept. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- To recognize and award
 outstanding innovation, dedication and commitment, Johnson Controls (NYSE:  
 JCI) last week honored its top performing automotive suppliers during its
 North American Supplier Performance Awards celebration. Held at the
 company's Holland, Michigan Technical Center, a total of 46 awards were
 given to 43 supplier companies that have provided exceptional service to
 the Johnson Controls automotive experience business throughout the past
 year.
     (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20030423/JCILOGO)
     "We are proud to honor the outstanding suppliers that have exhibited
 excellence in their performance and dedication to quality throughout the
 year," said Terry Nadeau, vice president and general manager of North
 American Purchasing for Johnson Controls. "Providing exemplary products and
 services to our customers is a top priority for Johnson Controls, and these
 honored suppliers are a critical component to our continued success in this
 area."
     Johnson Controls' North American Supplier Performance Awards are
 presented annually for superior performance in key business areas: quality;
 cost; logistics; development; technology and service. Outstanding
 performance by the company's supply base is recognized on three levels --
 gold, silver and bronze.
     Recipients of the Gold 2007 Supplier Performance Award were:
     -- Acoustek Nonwovens                 Troy, Michigan
     -- Air Products                       Allentown, Pennsylvania
     -- AKKO Fasteners Inc.                Cincinnati, Ohio
     -- Alex Products                      Ridgeville Corners, Ohio
     -- Argent International Inc.          Plymouth, Michigan
     -- ARJ                                Jackson, Tennessee
     -- Creative Foam Corp.                Fenton, Michigan
     -- Decker                             Peninsula, Ohio
     -- Emhart                             Shelton, Connecticut
     -- Global Enterprises                 Huntington Woods, Michigan
     -- Guelph Tool Inc.                   Guelph, Ontario, Canada
     -- Haartz Corp.                       Acton, Massachusetts
     -- Hatch                              Chesterfield, Michigan
     -- Innotec                            Zeeland, Michigan
     -- JaeYoung Solutec Co. Ltd.          Inchon, Korea
     -- Kongsberg                          Farmington Hills, Michigan
     -- Oakwood                            Dearborn, Michigan
     -- PLDS                               Gyor, Hungary
     -- Polimeros del Uretano              Atizapan De Zaragoza, Mexico
     -- Precision Die Cutting              Chicago, Illinois
     -- QSN Industries                     Wood Dale, Illinois
     -- Serigraph                          West Bend, Wisconsin
     -- Solectron                          Milpitas, California
     -- The Gemini Group                   Bad Axe, Michigan
     -- WET Automotive Systems Ltd.        Windsor, Ontario, Canada
     -- YKK North America Group            Macon, Georgia
 
 
     Silver 2007 Supplier Performance Award recipients were:
     -- Automatic Spring Products Inc.     Grand Haven, Michigan
     -- Avery Dennison                     Strongsville, Ohio
     -- CIPA                               Port Huron, Michigan
     -- CNI                                Madison Heights, Michigan
     -- Gill Industries Inc.               Grand Rapids, Michigan
     -- Greenfield Research                Greenfield, Ohio
     -- Kimball Electronics                Renosa, Mexico
     -- Manufacturers Industrial Group     Lexington, Tennessee
     -- Superior Rollforming               Valley City, Ohio
     -- Thistle Molded Group LLC           East Troy, Wisconsin
 
 
     Recipients of the Bronze 2007 Supplier Performance Award were:
     -- Beachmold                          Queretaro, Mexico
     -- Capro                              Willis, Texas
     -- Eagle Ottawa                       Auburn Hills, Michigan
     -- Kenwal Steel Corp.                 Dearborn, Michigan
     -- Orchid                             Mt. Juliet, Tennessee
     -- Termax                             Lake Zurich, Illinois
     In addition, four other performance awards were presented by Johnson
 Controls officials during the ceremony.
     Johnson Controls recognized Innotec of Zeeland, Michigan with its
 Leadership Award for Community Partnership for the company's collaborative
 work with Johnson Controls to serve and support the local community.
     The Environmental and Safety Award, a new recognition for 2007, was
 awarded to YKK North America Group of Macon, Georgia for exemplifying
 excellence in the areas of safety for their employees, and concern for the
 environment and use of recyclability throughout their manufacturing
 process.
     Delaco Kenwal Steel Corp. of Dearborn, Michigan earned Johnson
 Controls' Minority Business Development Leadership Award for its level of
 diversity purchases and process of working with minority suppliers.
     The Strategic Partnership Award, which is granted to the company that
 takes a leadership role and works closely with Johnson Controls to support
 the company's supplier enterprise strategy, was awarded to Manufacturers
 Industrial Group of Lexington, Tennessee.
     Johnson Controls (NYSE:   JCI) is the global leader that brings ingenuity
 to the places where people live, work and travel. By integrating
 technologies, products and services, we create smart environments that
 redefine the relationships between people and their surroundings. Our team
 of 140,000 employees creates a more comfortable, safe and sustainable world
 through our products and services for more than 200 million vehicles, 12
 million homes and one million commercial buildings. For additional
 information, please visit http://www.johnsoncontrols.com.
 
 SOURCE Johnson Controls, Inc.

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