Worthington Industries has been recognised as a Partner-level supplier for 2018 in the John Deere Achieving Excellence Programme, marking the company’s seventh consecutive year achieving the award.

The Partner-level status is Deere & Company’s highest supplier rating. Worthington was selected for this honour in recognition of its dedication to providing products and service of outstanding quality on top of its commitment to continuous improvement.

“We are proud to once again obtain this level of achievement with John Deere,” said Geoff Gilmore, Worthington Industries Chief Operating Officer.

“To earn this recognition seven years in a row is a true testament to our team’s commitment and dedication to providing the highest quality and service to our customers,” Gilmore continued.

The company achieved Hall of Fame status in 2017 after attaining a Partner-level rating for five consecutive years.

Worthington Industries is a supplier of hot-rolled and cold-rolled cut-to-length steel sheets to John Deere Harvester Works in East Moline, Ill., John Deere Horicon Works in Horicon, Wiscousin and John Deere Ottumwa Works in Ottumwa, Lowa.

Suppliers who participate in the Achieving Excellence Programme are evaluated annually in several key performance categories, including quality, cost management, delivery, technical support and wavelength, which is a measure of responsiveness.