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 2018 and earning this recognition.
Hubbell Lighting Receives Above and Beyond Service Excellence Award – The Above and Beyond Service Excellence Award is given to a supplier that has exhibited unprecedented support to BSE and its customers. It is structured to distinguish the supplier for providing excellent service and recognizes their dedication to the mutual relationship.
Encore Wire Receives Sales and Marketing Excellence Award – 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.
nVent (Hoffman) Receives Operational and Technological Excellence Award – 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.
RW Lyall Receives Market Development Excellence Award – The Market Development Excellence Award is awarded to a supplier that exhibits unprecedented support to both us and our customers in the natural gas and PVF, communications and MRO markets. It is structured to distinguish the supplier for providing excellent service and recognizes their dedication to our relationship.
Area Supplier Sales Representative or Agency Awards – Area 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. Midwest Area – Core4; Great Lakes Area – Hubbell Power Systems; KMA Area – Convergence; Big Sky Area – AJB Sales; Northern Plains Area – Core4; Tennessee Area – Hubbell Power Systems; Carolinas Area – Leviton; Rocky Mountain Area – Thomas & Betts; Desert Area – McCreary Sales; West Texas/Oklahoma Area – McCreary Sales.
BSE supplies products and services to construction, industrial and utility customers. The 100 percent employee-owned company is rated the seventh largest electrical distributor in the U.S. by Electrical Wholesaling magazine. BSE has more than 2,600 employee-owners and 100 branches in 22 states. The Branch Support Center (corporate office) is located in Fargo, North Dakota.