This week, Airgas has announced the winners of its National Branch of the Year awards.
The accolade recognises best performing branches among a cohort of 875. Based on fiscal 2010 performance, customer service and safety performance, the Nashville Tennessee branch won among the large branch sector, meanwhile the Logan, Utah branch achieved the title across the small branches.
Mike Molini, Executive Vice President of Airgas, commented, $quot;These two represent the best of the best Airgas branch locations, since they were chosen from among this year's 23 Regional Branch of the Year winners, I'm proud to name Nashville and Logan as this year's top branches.$quot; Airgas have utilized these awards for the past six years and concurrently issue a list recognising the 23 regional branch winners.
$quot;Even with the significant challenges of last year's recession, the 27 associates in the Nashville branch, led by Branch Manager Harold Bradford, exceeded sales and operational goals. They won new business while having built a new store, moved to a new address and merged filling, sales, and operations under one roof - all within the short span of two years,$quot; added Molinini. He also recognized the Nashville branch as leaders in safety practices with no personal injuries, preventable vehicle accidents, or lost work days in the past year.
$quot;At small branch award winner, Logan, Branch Manager Rod Long's leadership is key to the success of the six-person branch. The team worked together and found productivity solutions to help their customers cope with the challenging economy,$quot; Molinini continued. $quot;They expanded their geographical reach to grow their customer base, while reducing expenses and maintaining an impeccable safety record. Logan's 'do it right the first time' philosophy has won them customer loyalty, new sales and this year's Airgas Branch of the Year award.$quot;