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Hormel Foods honors 90 suppliers


Hormel Foods Corporation recently awarded 90 suppliers with a 2013 Spirit of Excellence Award for their roles in the company’s continuous improvement process throughout the last year. These suppliers are from a variety of areas, including contractors, pork procurement, provisions, ingredients, packaging and transportation.

“The Hormel Foods Spirit of Excellence Award program recognizes the suppliers that truly go above and beyond in helping us achieve our goals,” said Tyler L. Hulsebus, director of purchasing at Hormel Foods. “We’re honored to partner with these outstanding suppliers.”

Suppliers that qualified for the Spirit of Excellence Award maintained a minimum supplier rating index score of 92 throughout a 12-month period. This score is determined by a universal measurement system that began in 1990 to ensure each supplier is held to the same standards. Award criteria include meeting performance requirements, making on-time deliveries and providing high-level customer support.

In addition to the Spirit of Excellence Award, suppliers compete for the Hormel No. 1 Award every five years. Three years ago, the company announced the Hormel No. 1 Award recipients, who were honored for providing long-term consistent, superior performance during the five-year period from 2006-2010. One of the criteria for the award requires recipients to have received a Spirit of Excellence Award during four out of five years.


A.J. Lysne Contracting Corporation

Allweather Roof

Avure Technologies, Inc.

East Penn Manufacturing

Environmental Land Management, LLC

Fehr Solutions, LLC

Fox Electric

Gleeson Constructors & Engineers, LLC

Hybrid Mechanical, LLC

Hyster Company

Kestner Electric, Inc.


Lou Rich, Inc.

Multivac, Inc.

Rockwell Automation

The Joseph Company, Inc.

Van Meter Industrial and Werner Electric Supply

Weber, Inc.

Wolf-tec, Inc.


Bissonette Partnership


CCPC Swine Partnership

Community Farms, LLC

Daryl Muilenburg

Dave Hamm

Diamond Ventures

Doug Bettin

Ephriam Baer

Gleason Farms Inc.

Herickhoff Family Farms, LLC

Honeysuckle Farms, LLC

Hufco, LLC

Jason Fett


John D. Regier

Josie’s Pork Farm Inc.

K & L Pork Inc.

Ken Winsel

LantzEnterprise, Inc.

LB Pork Marketing, LLC

Leonard Pork Farms Inc.

Lonny Schwieger

Lost Island Inc.

Lynn Thate

Lynn’s Farm Inc.

Madsen Ag Inc.

Mike Wolf

New Fashion Pork, LLP

Pig Hill Co.

Proline Protein Inc.

Rebco Pork Inc.

Roger Matejka


Spronk Bros, LLP

Stan Schaefer Inc.

Vander Maten Farms Inc.

Warren Alleven

Wayne Maloney

Wilbur Pig Inc.


Fieldale Farms Corporation


Bemis North America

Berry Plastics

Bunzl Processor Division

Corbion Meat & Culinary

Crown Cork & Seal USA, Inc.

Dickson Industries, Inc.

DXP Enterprises Inc.

Gamer Packaging, Inc.

Griffith Laboratories U.S.A., Inc.

Hydrite Chemical Co.

International Paper

Kalle USA, Inc.

Menasha Packaging Company, LLC

Minnesota Corrugated Box, Inc.

Newly Weds Foods Inc.

Progressive Packaging, Inc.

Rangen, Inc. Commodities Division

Red Arrow Products Company LLC

RR Donnelley

Sargento Foods Inc.

Silgan Containers Corp

Smyth Companies

United Sugars Corp.

Walter G. Anderson Inc.

Winpak Ltd.



Don Hummer Trucking Corporation

Dickey Transport, Inc.

Holiday Express Corporation

K & B Transportation, Inc.

Hormel Foods, based in Austin, Minn., is a multinational manufacturer and marketer of consumer-branded food and meat products.

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