The Truckload Carriers Association announced that two of its members – Cimarron Express Inc. of Genoa, Ohio; and M & M Cartage Co. of Louisville, Ky. – have received silver level World Excellence Awards from Ford Motor Co. The ceremony in Dearborn, Mich., marked the 10th anniversary of the annual event.
The World Excellence Awards are Ford’s highest award of recognition for both its production and nonproduction suppliers. The awards are presented to companies that embrace Ford’s vision of profitable growth, teamwork and a better world, while also helping Ford to develop high-quality lower-cost vehicles. Cimarron Express and M & M Cartage were the only two companies recognized for excellence in providing transportation services.
“Ford selected only 47 suppliers this year, out of the hundreds of companies it works with to produce and distribute its vehicles across six continents,” says Ray Haight, TCA’s chairman and executive director of MacKinnon Transport Inc., Guelph, Ontario, Canada. “For both of the transportation winners to be TCA members – well, let’s just say that it makes us very proud. We hope their hard work inspires other TCA members to achieve the same levels of commitment with their own clients.”