At Grainger’s Partners in Performance event this month, RAE Products & Chemicals was awarded one of Grainger’s highest honors – Diverse Supplier of the Year. The attendees at the invitation only event saw Donna Gruenberg, president of RAE Products & Chemicals, receive this outstanding award from Nancy Conner, Mgr., Grainger Diversity Procurement, and Fred Costello, VP, Grainger Management and Sourcing.
Grainger is America’s #1 source for industrial-grade supplies and safety products. For over 90 years, Grainger has built a tradition of serving businesses, big and small, with effortless ways to get the products and services they need. Grainger does this by providing a huge selection of over 1.5 million products from over 5,000 suppliers. This year Grainger awarded the top 23 out of those 5,000 vendors based on supplier growth, exceptional service, delivery performance, and overall successful partnership.
“In addition to accurately filling Grainger’s orders valued at over $1 million per year”, says Nancy Conner, with Grainger. “RAE always responds quickly to requests for documentation as a subcontractor for government bids. RAE is a certified WBE (Woman owned business) and is uniquely positioned to support Grainger bids. It possesses multiple certifications, including Indiana Dept of Transportation (INDOT), the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), City of Chicago, Cook County, Metropolitan Water Reclamation District, CTA, and the Illinois Central Management System. During the past 12 months, including RAE as subcontractor for Cook County and Chicago Public Schools bids has enabled Grainger to meet contract requirements and win business valued at $9 million. Congratulations, RAE Products, on setting yourselves apart by offering best-in-class customer service with an innovative and quality product line that continues to expand.”
The team at RAE Products is proud to be among the top companies recognized by Grainger in 2013, and is committed to delivering a winning supplier relationship to Grainger and to all distributors & contractors through 2014 and the years to come.