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BlackHawk Gives Inaugural Supplier Awards, Reiterates Growth Plans

BlackHawk recognized suppliers MCR Safety and Master Fluids Solutions for supply chain and sales excellence.
BlackHawk Industrial

Industrial distributor BlackHawk Industrial formally recognized two of its suppliers for strong supply chain performance and sales excellence.

The inaugural BlackHawk Supplier Performance awards included:

  • Master Fluid Solutions presented with the 2023 Supplier Summit Award for “outstanding effectiveness and significant impact on BlackHawk’s service to customers.”
  • MCR Safety presented with the 2023 Supplier Excellence Award for “achieving a high rate of sales growth and maintaining its current sales base.”

Nominees for these awards must demonstrate “exemplary field and marketing support, responsive account management, proactive communication on price changes, and a true partnership approach, while also supporting long-term growth initiatives, driving cost reduction in the supply chain, and displaying a commitment to continuous improvement,” BlackHawk said in a Jan. 30 news release.

The award criteria were communicated to its suppliers at the beginning of year, incorporating clearly measurable key performance indicators and qualitative assessments of their commitment to the partnership with BlackHawk.

Growth Plans

BlackHawk is an industrial distributor with locations across the U.S., Mexico, United Kingdom and the Philippines. It markets nearly 3 million products from the industry’s top brands with a heavy emphasis on metal-working products.

The company is accelerating its strategy and bolstering its capabilities by aggressively growing across the country and around the world.

The company says it is intent on creating additional value for industrial manufacturers by expanding into new geographic markets to reach more of their production facilities; expanding its product offering to provide broader products and services end-users value; and investing in sales channels that improve the effectiveness of its technical sales resources.

Oklahoma-based BlackHawk ranked twice on MDM’s 2023 Top Distributors Lists, including as No. 32 on the Top Industrial Distributors List and No. 14 on the Top MRO Industrial Distributors List.

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