AWT Labels & Packaging Wins 3M Supplier of the Year Award

ST. PAUL, MNAWT labels & Packaging, a label and flexible packaging converter headquartered in Minneapolis, was honored with the 2018 3M Supplier of the Year Award in recognition of the company’s contribution to improving 3M’s competitiveness.

This year, 3M recognized 13 suppliers, among thousands in its global supply base, for world class performance in providing products and/or services. These suppliers were identified and rated based on strategic spend, contract compliance, actions taken to improve 3M’s relevance and overall supplier performance (quality, delivery, responsiveness, cost and technology roadmaps). An awards ceremony was held June 20 at the 3M Innovation Center.

AWT Labels & Packaging 3M Supplier of the Year
From left: Eric Hammes, senior VP manufacturing and supply chain at 3M; Kevin Twohy, director of procurement at 3M; Jim Lundquist, CEO at AWT; Mark Stebbing, senior sales executive at AWT; Shelly Falkenhagen, customer service at AWT; Scott Vescio, customer care manager at AWT; Mike Roman, chairman of the board and CEO at 3M

Jim Lundquist, AWT CEO, stated “We are delighted to be presented the 3M Supplier of the Year Award, and we thank 3M for this great honor. AWT has been doing business with 3M for decades, and they’ve taught us how to be a great supplier to all our customers. 3M is always moving forward with state of the art management programs and efficiency directives. These constant improvements are reflected in 3Ms consistent success throughout the years. We look forward to continuing to grow with the 3M team into the future.”

“Supplier collaboration is critical to supply chain success,” said Debora Fronczak, vice president, 3M Strategic Sourcing. “We are fortunate to work with great suppliers who are committed to fostering a relationship with 3M. These partnerships help us to serve our customers with innovative and valuable solutions. It’s important that we recognize our most outstanding suppliers, and that’s what this award is all about.”