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Imperial Blades | Do It Best's Vendor of the Year: Power Tools

Steve Markley had kind words for a variety of vendors, including Imperial Blades.

Fort Wayne, Ind.-based Do it Best Corp. released its annual list of “Vendors of the Year,” recognizing what the co-op described “manufacturing leadership” and “product innovation,” among other things.

Original article found here: HBS Dealer

Some two dozen companies in nearly as many categories (some companies were doubly honored) made the list, topped by Philips Lighting in the “Outstanding Products and Services Category” and Milwaukee in the “Overall Sales” category.

Do it Best VP of Merchandising Steve Markley described the vendor-recognition program this way:  "To provide Do it Best Corp. members with the best product offerings, pricing and service, Do it Best Corp. seeks out the strongest vendors in our industry,” he said. “We pride ourselves on partnering with vendors who are committed to excellent service, exceptional in their marketing support for merchandising, marketing, and sponsorship of Do it Best Corp. members and programs. They have displayed manufacturing leadership in new product innovation, superior quality control, and excellent work in the field partnering with our members.”

The honorees include:

Outstanding Products and Services: Philips Lighting

Overall Sales Growth: Milwaukee Tool

Supply Chain Excellence: Schlage Lock Co.

Building Materials (Direct): USG Corporation

Building Materials: M-D Building Products

Cleaning Supplies & Storage: Concrobium Cleaning Technologies

Electrical: Leviton

Farm & Ranch, Pet, Apparel, & Sporting Goods: West Chester Protective Gear

Hardware: Western Builders Supply

Hand Tools: Gorilla Glue Co.

Heating and Automotive: Horizon Global

Home Décor Continental Cabinets by RSI Home Products

Housewares: Swift Response

INCOM: West Chester Protective Gear

International: Toledo & Co.

Lawn & Garden, Green Goods: Jonathan Green

Lumber: Huber Engineered Woods

Millwork: Nelson Wood Shims

Outdoor Living: Traeger Pellet Grills, LLC

Outdoor Power Equipment: Fiskars Brands Inc.

Paint: Saver Systems/DEFY Wood Stains

Paint Supplies: Franklin International

Plumbing: Moen

Power Tools: Imperial Blades

Rental: Great Northern Equipment

Store & Office Supplies, Food & Snacks, & Impulse: Diamond Visions