Worthington Industries has been recognised as a General Motors (GM) Supplier of the Year.

The Ohio-based company on Thursday (7th April) confirmed it was the second consecutive year it had achieved the distinction. GM recognised 134 suppliers from 16 countries for performance in the 2021 calendar year.

Jeff Klingler, President of Worthington Industries Steel Processing, said, “We are honoured to be recognised again as a GM supplier of the year, especially since 2021 came with its fair share of supply challenges worldwide.”

“It’s a direct reflection of our team’s hard work and dedication to finding new, innovative solutions that exceed our customers’ expectations. We look forward to the continued growth and success of our partnership with GM and supporting the advancement of their vision for a world with zero crashes, zero emissions and zero congestion.”

Worthington Industries is a supplier of hot-rolled and hot-rolled galvanized steel coils to GM, used in the stamping and assembly of GM vehicles made in Canada, the US and Mexico, including several Buick™, Cadillac™, Chevrolet™ and GMC™ brand models.

The firm also supplies GM from its Steel Processing facilities in Indiana, Michigan, Ohio and Mexico.

Shilpan Amin, Vice-President, Global Purchasing and Supply Chain at GM, said, “This year’s Supplier of the Year event was special not only because it’s the 30th anniversary of the program, but because it provided us with the opportunity to recognise our suppliers for persevering through one of the most challenging years the industry has ever faced.”

“These top suppliers showed resilience and reinforced their commitment to pursuing sustainability and innovation. Through our strong relationships and collaboration, GM and our suppliers are poised to build a brighter future for generations to come.”