East Penn Earns MTD's Supplier of the Year Award
September 29, 2003
East Penn was recently awarded the Supplier of the Year Award from MTD. This is the first time East Penn has received this prestigious award.
The award was presented to less than one percent of MTD's worldwide suppliers. It is based on the following criteria: Quality, Delivery and Cost Improvements. East Penn received a perfect score for Quality in the performance of its flush-top, Group U1 lawn & garden battery. Regarding delivery performance, MTD rated East Penn "Outstanding" based on the company's ability to meet ever-changing requirements. East Penn was also recognized for its dedication to cost improvement as the company continues to work on several process improvement programs.
MTD is one of the leading manufacturers of lawn and garden equipment in the world. Their product line includes a variety of machinery including riding tractors, push mowers, chippers and tillers.
East Penn has been supplying batteries to MTD since 1995. Shipments are made daily from East Penn to MTD's production facilities, which are located throughout Ohio as well as a facility in Tennessee and Canada.
East Penn is a leading manufacturer of high quality lead-acid batteries and accessories for the automotive, commercial, marine, telecommunications, industrial, and stationary markets. The company's quality systems for its entire 480-acre complex have been certified to ISO 9001:2000 and QS 9000:1998 requirements. The company's Wire and Cable division has been certified to ISO 14001 Environmental Management System requirements. The company claims to have the largest, most modern single-site manufacturing facility in the world. For more information contact East Penn Manufacturing Co., Inc., Lyon Station, PA 19536 or visit the company's web site at www.dekabatteries.com.
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