LAS VEGAS – Sea-Dog Line and Uflex USA have been honored with 2007 National Marine Distributors Association Supplier of the Year Awards, NMDA reported in a release yesterday.
The awards were announced at a luncheon Monday during the NMDA’s annual Sales, Training, Education & Purchasing Conference in Las Vegas.
Sea-Dog Line won for the third year in a row, and the fifth time in six years, in the Platinum Suppliers category. The Everett, Wash.-based company is a supplier of over 5,500 marine dock, deck and rigging hardware items, 12-volt electrical/lighting and ventilation accessories. Runners-Up in this category were Meguiar’s (1st) and Tie Down Engineering (2nd).
Uflex USA of Sarasota, Fla., a supplier of steering and control systems, was the winner in the Gold Suppliers category. Runners-Up in this category were T-H Marine Supplies (1st) and Boat Buckle Brand (2nd).
NMDA also handed out three Special Focus Awards at the luncheon. Sea-Dog Line captured two of the awards, for Best Packaging and Marketing Philosophy. Uflex USA captured the third award, for Supply Chain Efficiency.
The wholesale distributor members of NMDA have voted annually since 1972 to recognize their top suppliers for overall excellence in supply chain management, marketing, packaging & shipping and customer service.
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