N.B. Handy Company of Lynchburg, Va., an independent distributor of HVAC equipment, accessories and supplies, commercial roofing materials, sheet metal, and metal fabrication machinery, announced its Top Suppliers of 2009.
LYNCHBURG, Va. – N.B. Handy Company of Lynchburg, Va., an independent distributor of HVAC
equipment, accessories and supplies, commercial roofing materials, sheet metal,
and metal fabrication machinery, announced its Top Suppliers of
Each year N.B. Handy recognizes their “Preferred Vendors” for outstanding
performance during the previous calendar year. To qualify, vendors must score
well on an in-depth objective and subjective evaluation. This program has been
in place for a number of years and has been touted as one of the most
comprehensive evaluations in the HVAC and Roofing industries.
Vendor evaluation is divided into four categories: delivery, finance,
service and growth. Each metric has a point value range from low to high as well
as a specific weight to differentiate the relative value of one metric to
another. The evaluation compares current year scores with the previous year to
determine the improvement, maintenance or decline of each vendor in the four
According to Sam Meeks, Vice President of Vendor Management and
Procurement, the process is thorough and taken very seriously by the company and
our vendor partners.
“The purpose of our vendor performance review and recognition process is
threefold. First, we want to clearly convey the metrics that are meaningful to
N.B. Handy that, if achieved at best practice levels, can positively impact our
costs, profits, and revenues. Second, we use our face-to-face reviews as an
opportunity to discuss, understand, and improve upon our relationships. Third,
using our rigorous program, we have the ability to compare scores and recognize
our top performers for that year. We get to convey to that group a very special
appreciation for a job done exceedingly well.”
For 2009, the N.B. Handy Top Vendors are:
• Vendor of the Year: Gray Metal South, Inc
• Outstanding Sales Performance: Polyglass, Tamko Building Products, GAF Commercial, JM International, Berry Plastics,
Carlisle, Severstal North
America, and Diversitech Corporation.
For more information, call 800-284-6242 or visit www.nbhandy.com.