Johnson Controls Recognizes Leading Suppliers During Fifth Annual Supplier Conference

Top-performing Building Efficiency suppliers honored for commitment to excellence in 2011

Oct 26, 2011, 19:45 ET from Johnson Controls

MILWAUKEE, Oct. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Johnson Controls, the global leader in building efficiency, honored its top-performing Building Efficiency suppliers during its annual Supplier Conference Awards ceremony today. Twenty-three awards were presented to supplier companies that demonstrated their leadership and commitment to Johnson Controls' Building Efficiency business.


"We believe it is important to recognize our supplier partners for their commitment to excellence and for  helping Johnson Controls deliver solutions that  improve energy efficiency for our customers," said Carolyn Woznicki, vice president of purchasing, Building Efficiency, for Johnson Controls.

Johnson Controls' 2011 Supplier Awards winners are presented for top performance in the following key business areas: quality, cost, logistics, development, technology and service. Outstanding performance by the company's suppliers was recognized in two categories – Leadership and Excellence & Execution.

Recipients of the Leadership 2011 Supplier Conference Awards were:

Sustainability – Vebego International, Voerendaal, The Netherlands
Sustainability – Veolia Environmental Services North America Corp., Chicago
Continuous Improvement – New Process Steel, Houston
Global Growth – DSSI LLC, Southfield, Mich.
Customer Satisfaction -- Renesas Electronics America Inc., Santa Clara, Calif.
Customer Satisfaction – International Custom Services Inc., Sussex, Wis.
Customer Satisfaction – United Refrigeration Inc. – Philadelphia
Shareholder Value – Renewable Choice Energy – Boulder, Colo.
Quality – Pratt Industries, Conyers, Ga.

The Supplier Conference Excellence & Execution awards were recognized on four levels – platinum, gold, silver and bronze.

The recipient of the Platinum 2011 Supplier Conference Award was: Atlas Steel Products Co., Twinsburg, Ohio

The Gold 2011 Supplier Conference Award recipient was: Pratt Industries, Conyers, Ga.

Recipients of Silver 2011 awards were:

Prestige Maintenance USA, Plano, Texas
Dynamic Materials Corp., Boulder, Colo.
New Process Steel, Houston
Nalco Inc., Naperville, Ill.

Suppliers receiving Bronze 2011 awards were:

Morrison Products Inc., Cleveland
Wolverine Tube Inc., Decatur, Ala.
Baker Tankhead Inc., Fort Worth, Texas
Pitney Bowes, Stamford, Conn.
Kone Corp., Espoo, Finland
Republic Services Inc., Phoenix
Able Building Maintenance, San Francisco

The supplier receiving the Most Improved award at the 2011 Supplier Conference was:

Morrison Products Inc., Cleveland

About Johnson Controls

Johnson Controls is a global diversified technology and industrial leader serving customers in more than 150 countries. Our 154,000 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 2011, Corporate Responsibility Magazine recognized Johnson Controls as the #1 company in its annual "100 Best Corporate Citizens" list. For additional information, please visit

About Johnson Controls Building Efficiency

Johnson Controls delivers products, services and solutions that increase energy efficiency and lower operating costs in buildings for more than one million customers. Operating from 500 branch offices in more than 150 countries, we are a leading provider of equipment, controls and services for heating, ventilating, air-conditioning, refrigeration and security systems. We have been involved in more than 500 renewable energy projects including solar, wind and geothermal technologies. Our solutions have reduced carbon dioxide emissions by 15 million metric tons and generated savings of $7.5 billion since 2000. Many of the world's largest companies rely on us to manage 1.5 billion square feet of their commercial real estate.

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