Worthington Industries Inc., has been recognised as a Supplier of the Year in the John Deere Achieving Excellence Programme, as well as being selected as a recipient of a John Deere supplier innovation award for 2015.

Selected for the honour, the US-based steel processor received the first accolade for its dedication to providing products and service of outstanding quality, as well as its commitment to continuous improvement.

Award selections for the innovation award are based on the creativity, feasibility, collaboration and bottom-line impact of products or services that companies have provided to John Deere.

Worthington supplies hot-rolled and cold-rolled cut-to-length steel sheets to John Deere Harvester Works in Illinois, and the John Deere Ottumwa Works in Iowa, for the fabrication and assembly of combine harvesters and hay and forage equipment.

In addition to delivering the very best quality and service, our employees are dedicated to providing creative, tailored solutions to our customers and the innovation award recognises these efforts

Earlier this year, the company also earned recognition as a partner-level supplier for the fourth consecutive year. 

Geoff Gilmore, President of Worthington Industries Steel Processing, highlighted, “We consider the Enterprise Supplier of the Year award of John Deere’s highest honours and are grateful for the long-term partnership we’ve forged with them over the years. In addition to delivering the very best quality and service, our employees are dedicated to providing creative, tailored solutions to our customers and the innovation award recognises these efforts.”

Chairman of the US-based company, John McConnell, accepted the award on behalf of Worthington during a formal ceremony held in Iowa, on 21st April 2016.