Tyson Foods Corporation has honored Curwood, Inc. with its Supplier of the Year for 2011, in the packaging category. The annual award celebrates Tyson’s commitment to strong business partnerships that promote quality, drive out costs and maximize efficiency, according to a press release. Curwood was recognized by Tyson for accomplishments that include excelling in supply chain performance, total cost of ownership, pricing programs, customer service performance, sustainability initiatives.
Curwood, a flexible packaging manufacturer and a division of Bemis Company, has been a leading supplier to Tyson for over 20 years. The company supplies Tyson with a wide range of packaging solutions for their high-quality smoked and processed poultry, case-ready and fresh meats.
Gianni Holzem, Curwood’s National Account Manager for Tyson, states, “We have a dedicated team that works closely with the Tyson plants and corporate office in a true partnership.” He continues, “Curwood strives to understand Tyson’s current and future packaging needs. We continue to push our team and drive innovation to strengthen our long-term relationship.”
Curwood’s Tyson Sales and Service team and top executives travelled to the Tyson Corporate Headquarters in Springdale, Arkansas on April 12, 2012, to accept the award.