Border States Electric Announces 2017 Supplier of the Year Awards


FARGO, ND — Border States Electric’s (BSE) Supplier of the Year Awards recognize manufacturer partners that provide exceptional service and continue to show dedication and support to BSE and its customers. Congratulations to these winners for performing at a high level in 2017 and earning this recognition.

The Above and Beyond Service Excellence Award is given to a supplier that has exhibited unprecedented support to BSE and its customers. It’s structured to distinguish the supplier for providing excellent service and recognizes their dedication to the mutual relationship.

The Sales and Marketing Excellence Award is given to a manufacturer partner that actively participates in sales efforts and helps strengthen BSE’s customer base. Nominees are leaders in profitable sales growth, gross margin improvement, and product and sales training. These suppliers excel in joint sales and marketing strategies, customer-focused marketing programs, innovative marketing promotions, market development funding, and sales tools and materials. They provide catalog content and support industry initiatives, local branches and new business opportunities with a compelling spirit of partnership.

The Operational and Technological Excellence Award is presented to a supplier that provides innovative, state-of-the-art business practices and quality services. Those nominated for this award are a step ahead of the rest as evidenced by technology-driven logistics, services, inventory performance and communications. The recipient works collaboratively, emphasizing a true spirit of partnership.

Regional Supplier Sales Representative or Agency awards are given to supplier sales agencies, agents and representatives that maintain dependable partnerships that go above and beyond to support BSE’s customers and employee-owners. Recipients must meet all selection criteria including developing localized marketing strategies with BSE’s branches, offering strong local support for sales calls, resolving issues or problems quickly, driving consistent growth and frequently helping the branches and all departments. Winners are: Northeast Region (Iowa, Minnesota, Michigan and Wisconsin)—AJB Sales; Northwest Region (Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wyoming)—Eaton and Core4; South Central Region (Kansas, Missouri and Texas)—Acuity; Southwest Region (Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Utah)—Encore Wire; Southeast Region (North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee)—T&B/ABB.

BSE has more than 2,500 employees and 111 branches in 22 states. The Branch Support Center (corporate office) is located in Fargo, North Dakota.


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