Motion Industries

Motion Industries

June 21, 2005 15:54 ET

Motion Industries Earns Recognition as a John Deere 'Partner-Level Supplier'

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.--(CCNMatthews - Jun 21, 2005) -

Motion Industries has earned recognition as a Partner-level supplier for 2004 in the John Deere Achieving Excellence Program. The Partner-level status is Deere & Company's highest supplier rating. The Birmingham, Alabama-based company was selected for the honor in recognition of its dedication to providing products and service of outstanding quality as well as its commitment to continuous improvement. Company employees accepted the recognition during formal ceremonies held on June 6, 2005.

"Motion Industries is honored to receive this recognition from the John Deere Achieving Excellence Program," said Bill Stevens, president and CEO of Motion Industries. "We look forward to continuing our established relationship with Deere & Company."

Suppliers who participate in the Achieving Excellence program are evaluated annually in several key performance categories, including quality, cost management, delivery, technical support and wavelength, which is a measure of responsiveness. John Deere Supply Management created the program in 1991 to provide a supplier evaluation and feedback process that promotes continuous improvement.

With 2004 sales in excess of $2.5 billion, Motion Industries is the leading distributor of bearings; mechanical, industrial automation, electrical, pneumatic, and hydraulic power replacement parts; hose and rubber products; and industrial supply products. Motion Industries has more than 460 operations including nine distribution centers throughout North America and serves more than 150,000 customers from the automotive, chemical, food and beverage, wood and lumber, iron and steel, pulp and paper, and pharmaceutical industries.

Motion Industries, NAPA, and S.P. Richards are wholly owned subsidiaries of Genuine Parts Company (NYSE:GPC).

Visit our website at www.motionindustries.com. Contact us toll-free at (800) 526-9328.

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