Allied Buying Corporation, an Illinois-based dealer buying group, recognized the contributions of some of its members and vendors with its annual awards program.
ABC presented the 2021 Tom Wilhelm Distinguished Supplier of the Year to Lakeside Manufacturing. Dennis Park of The Vollrath Company was the recipient of the 2021 Supplier Sales Executive of the Year Award. Josh Callahan of Cal-Mil Plastic Products was runner up for the executive of the year award.
ABC recognized the following suppliers based on their 2020 performance because the organization and its members wanted to recognize the factories in person at ABC’s annual conference, which took place earlier this spring.
The following foodservice equipment and supplies manufacturers received Supplier of the Year Awards from ABC:
- Smallwares: Mercer Culinary
- Tabletop: Arc Cardinal
- Table Service/Buffet: American Metalcraft
- Light Equipment & Furnishings: T&S Brass
- Heavy Equipment: Continental Refrigerator
- Outstanding Sales Team of the Year: The Vollrath Company
In addition, ABC honored Libbey for its total dollar volume increase within the group. Vollrath was the runner-up in this category.
Libbey took top honors in terms of total percentage volume increase while Arc Cardinal was runner up.
ABC members recognized for overall supplier support were Singer MA (dba Singer Kittredge), which took top honors, and Singer Equipment Company, which was runner up.
ABC also recognized the following individuals for their years of service and congratulated them on their retirement: Darrin Garlish of SnapDrape, Marty Monnat of TriMark USA, Peter Nordell of Edlund Co., Kim Rimsza of TriMark USA, Jeff and Carol Simon of Louis Wohl and John Vozzo of Singer Equipment Company.