Core Molding Technologies Inc. (Columbus, Ohio, USA), a North American compounder of custom sheet molding compound (SMC) and molder of fiberglass reinforced plastics, announced on April 1 that it has been presented the Supplier of the Year award for 2013 by Yamaha Motor Manufacturing Corp. of America (YMMC, Newnan, Ga., USA).
YMMC presented the award during its bi-annual supplier conference in late February. “For 2013, we feel Core’s performance in reliable development and supply of material and molded product quality and delivery was exceptional. It is our pleasure to recognize Core as our Supplier of the Year,” commented Wayne Pierce, division manager-purchasing for YMMC. Core was recognized for concluding 2013 with zero product defects, no customer complaints and 100 percent on-time delivery.
Core supplies a variety of products to YMMC from its plants in Columbus, Ohio, and Gaffney, S. C., USA. “Core is honored to receive such a prestigious award from one of our key customers,” said Steve Klestinec, vice president and COO for Core Molding Technologies. “This award reinforces that our continued focus on quality, delivery and customer satisfaction is being recognized within the industry.”
Core’s standard and reduced-density Featherlite SMC materials and molded products are used on assemblies that support the personal watercraft business at YMMC. The two organizations have a business relationship that spans over 20 years.