Three longtime associates of ABC Supply Co. Inc. were honored with the inaugural Ken Hendricks Awards. The awards were presented on June 13, during ABC Supply’s annual Founders’ Celebration event at the company’s National Support Center headquarters in Beloit.

Don Hamby


BELOIT, Wis. – Three longtime associates of ABC Supply Co. Inc. were honored with the inaugural Ken Hendricks Awards. The awards were presented on June 13, during ABC Supply’s annual Founders’ Celebration event at the company’s National Support Center headquarters in Beloit.

Jim Gann

The Ken Hendricks Award has been created to honor the memory of ABC Supply’s co-founder, Ken Hendricks, and to highlight the values that he championed and that have driven ABC Supply since its establishment in 1982 - Respect, Opportunity, Work Hard - Have Fun, Entrepreneurial Spirit, Family, Give Back and American Pride. It is the most prestigious distinction bestowed by the company.

The 2011 honorees are Don Hamby, Branch Manager, Lake Worth, Fla.; Jim Gann, District Manager, Alabama/Tennessee; Jeff Ploch, District Manager, Wisconsin. All three honorees are being recognized for their continued excellence in performance, dedication, commitment and desire to improve themselves and others, said Kim Hendricks, vice president of organizational development.

Jeff Ploch

“These men have demonstrated character that is true to the core values of ABC Supply,” she said. “Our company was built on these values and they remain at the heart of ABC Supply’s culture. This award is another way to reinforce what has made ABC Supply the extraordinary company that it was in the beginning, that it is today and that it will continue to be tomorrow.”

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