CLEVELAND, OH (October 29, 2008) – Applied Industrial Technologies (NYSE: AIT) has earned the prestigious Excellence in Partnership (EIP) Award for the “Most Valuable Schedule Contractor” as selected by peers in the Federal Acquisition Service. This award is sponsored by the Coalition for Government Procurement and supported by the General Services Administration (GSA).
The Excellence in Partnership Awards recognize organizations that have made significant strides in the promotion and utilization of the GSA’s Multiple Award Schedule Program. Specifically, the Most Valuable Schedule Contractor Award is granted to the organization that has worked tirelessly to promote the schedule program, has an outstanding reputation of working with the Federal Acquisition Service, and has proven success in serving customer needs. This is the third consecutive year Applied has received award recognition from the GSA.
“Applied is honored to receive this Excellence in Partnership Award because it represents our comprehensive commitment to work with the GSA, the Federal Acquisition Service, and the Coalition for Government Procurement to provide quality products and excellent service,” says Michael Coticchia, Chief Administration Officer and Vice President of Government Business.
With more than 475 facilities and 5,200 employee-associates across North America, Applied Industrial Technologies is an industrial distributor that offers more than 3 million parts critical to the operations of MRO and OEM customers in virtually every industry. In addition, Applied provides engineering, design and systems integration for industrial and fluid power applications, as well as customized mechanical, fabricated rubber and fluid power shop services. For its fiscal year ended June 30, 2008, Applied posted sales of $2.1 billion. Applied can be visited on the Internet at http://www.applied.com
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For more information, contact Julie Kho, Applied Industrial Technologies, One Applied Plaza, Cleveland, OH 44115-5020, ph. 216-426-4483, e-mail email@example.com.