Allied Buying Corporation, a Lombard, Ill.-based foodservice equipment and supplies buying group, recognized a series of manufacturers with its 2014 Supplier of the Year awards. ABC presented the Tom Wilhelm Distinguished Supplier of the Year Award, given to the organization’s top overall supplier, to American Metalcraft.
ABC’s suppliers of the year by product category are:
- Smallwares: Vollrath; Runner Up: Cambro Manufacturing
- Tabletop: Libbey Foodservice; Runner Up: Walco Stainless
- Table Service/Buffet: Tablecraft Products; Runner Up: Cal-Mil Products
- Light Equipment and Furnishings: Nemco Food Equipment; Runner Up: Waring Products
- Heavy Equipment: Intermetro Industries; Runner Up: Continental Refrigeration
In addition, Karen Pierce of Libbey Foodservice was named ABC’s Supplier Sales Executive of the Year. The selection was based on excellence in the areas of professionalism, knowledge of product line, problem solving ability, and timely response to customers.