Safety Marketing Group Announces Award Winners at 2011 Partnership Conference

Safety Marketing Group (SMG), the world's largest consortium of independently owned safety equipment distributors, today released names of the Annual Partnership Conference Award Winners. These Awards include the Supplier and Distributor President’s Choice Awards, Peak Performer Awards (Supplier and Distributor of the Year.)

The winners were announced during the Joint Session at the group’s annual conference held at the Cosmopolitan, Las Vegas, Nevada.

They are as follows:

President’s Choice Award (Supplier) – Eagle
  • Radians
President’s Choice Award (Distributor) – Eagle
  • Safety Wear, div. of Sullivan Brough, Inc.
JMA (Joint Marketing Agreement) Award
  • Arbill Safety (Distributor)
  • 3M (Supplier)
Supplier of the Year: Top 5 Peak Performers
  • Accuform Signs
  • Tenacious Holdings, Inc. (Ergodyne & Basic Issue)
  • Radians
  • Tingley Rubber
  • Chicago Protective Apparel
Distributor of the Year: Top 5 Peak Performers
  • Safety Wear, div. of Sullivan Brough, Inc.
  • Safety Source, Inc. (Alabama)
  • Northern Safety
  • Industrial Safety Products
  • Arbill Safety
Gold Suppliers:

Accuform Manufacturing
Capital Safety
Chicago Protective Apparel
Cordova Safety Products
CoreTex Products, Inc.
Evolution Sorbent Products-ESP
First Aid Only
Logistics Supply
Magic Safety
Moldex-Metric, Inc.
Protective Industrial Products
R3 Safety
Se-Kure Domes
Speakman Company
Superior Manufacturing Group, Inc.
Tenacious Holdings, Inc.-Ergodyne & Basic Issue
The Safety Zone
Tingley Rubber

Gold Distributors

Care Safety
Conney Safety
Day Star Corporation
Dooley Tackaberry, Inc.
Essential Safety Products
Fremont Industrial Corporation
Industrial Safety Products
Lone Star Safety
Mettam Safety Supply Company
Mid-Continent Safety
National Safety
Northern Safety
OBBCO Safety & Supply Co.
Olympic Glove & Safety Company, Inc.
Premier Safety
Pro-Am Safety, Inc.
Quad City Safety, Inc.
Rayco Safety, Inc.
Safety Products, Inc.
Safety Services, Inc.
Safety Source Northeast
Safety Source, Inc.
Safety Today
Safetywear, div. of Sullivan Brough, Inc.
Saf-T-Gard International
Scientific Sales
Stauffer Glove & Safety
Vorpahl Fire & Safety
Wayest Safety, Inc.
Wise El Santo/Reis/Zink Safety

About the Safety Marketing Group

The Safety Marketing Group, located in Brooksville, Florida, is a network of dominant industrial safety equipment distributors in North America. Member companies are unified to furnish dedicated customer service and flexibility provided best by independent entrepreneurs, owned and operating on a local level. SMG is a corporation, organized as an industry cooperative, which is focused on group purchasing and group marketing of quality safety equipment products. SMG represents 60+ Distributor Members, 50+ Preferred and Associate Suppliers and over $900 Million in annual sales.

50 + SMG Suppliers were represented and 60 + SMG Distributors were in attendance at this year’s conference; 300 + Safety Specialists were on hand for the annual Business Meeting, Distributor Principal Benchmarking Session, Supplier Benchmarking Session, Purchasing Professional Session, and Next Generation Session which was held on Monday, April 4, 2011. The following two days were “suite to suite” meetings for all of our Distributor and Suppliers.

SMG is a Cooperative which is Member Owned by our Independently Owned Safety Equipment Distributors with purchasing power of $900,000,000.00.

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