Fontaine wins sixth straight Navistar Diamond Supplier Award

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Navistar Inc. has named fifth-wheel manufacturer Fontaine International a Diamond Supplier for 2008. Fontaine is one of only two companies to earn this prestigious award for the last six years in a row.

“Navistar is proud to be associated with Fontaine International,” says Persio Lisboa, vice president and chief procurement officer of purchasing and logistics for Navistar Inc. “Fontaine provides Navistar with excellent quality fifth-wheel products and support. Diamond Supplier status has been awarded to Fontaine for six consecutive years for outstanding performance and delivery to Navistar and our customers. We look forward to our continuing relationship to provide mutual growth opportunities.”

According to Navistar, its Diamond Suppliers must meet and exceed performance expectations for quality and delivery. Additionally, Diamond Suppliers are aligned strategically with Navistar’s business goals and demonstrate a commitment to continuous improvement. They represent the “best of the best” in terms of supplier/buyer collaboration.

“At Fontaine, we work hard to earn our customers’ business every day,” says Steve Wyatt, senior OEM account manager for Fontaine International, based in Irondale, Ala. “It is an honor to have our efforts acknowledged by Navistar with this award for the sixth straight year. We will continue to do everything we can to surpass the high standards set for us by Navistar and our other customers.”