MINNEAPOLIS, May 9, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Valspar Corporation has been selected as the recipient of a John Deere supplier innovation award for 2015. The award is presented to a select group of suppliers who have demonstrated innovation in the product or service they provide to John Deere.
The Valspar Corporation is committed to innovation and is a recognized leading global supplier within the paint and coatings industry. Valspar has provided heavy-duty performance coatings to John Deere around the globe for nearly 70 years. Valspar employees accepted the recognition during a formal ceremony on April 21 in Moline, IL.
"We are honored to receive the John Deere supplier innovation award," said Jerimy Erickson, Valspar global marketing manager for heavy machinery. "This award confirms our commitment to delivering innovation to our customers. To be recognized by an industry leader like John Deere is true validation of our commitment to innovation excellence."
Award selections are based on four factors – creativity, feasibility, collaboration and bottom-line impact. John Deere created the supplier innovation awards in 2010 to promote innovation in the company's supply base and recognize suppliers who think creatively.
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Valspar is a global leader in the coatings industry providing customers with innovative, high-quality products and value-added services. Our 11,000 employees worldwide deliver advanced coatings solutions with best-in-class appearance, performance, protection and sustainability to customers in more than 100 countries. Valspar offers a broad range of superior coatings products for the consumer market, and highly-engineered solutions for the construction, industrial, packaging and transportation markets. Founded in 1806, Valspar is headquartered in Minneapolis, Valspar's reported net sales in fiscal 2015 were $4.4 billion and its shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol: VAL). For more information, visit www.valspar.com and follow @valspar on Twitter.
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