Scotts Miracle-Gro recognizes LTL carriers

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A. Duie Pyle, Dayton Freight Lines and Southeastern Freight Lines were the recipients of The Scotts Miracle-Gro Co.’s “2011 Business Partner Excellence Award” in each of their respective regions.

“Our team is honored to be a partner with Scotts, and we are grateful for the recognition of our efforts,” says Peter Latta, owner and chairman of A. Duie Pyle. “And the recognition of our partner carriers by Scotts as well is a great testament to the strength of the companies that make up our partnership.”

The award distinguishes superior carrier performance in the less-than-truckload category and was presented at The Scotts Annual Logistics Conference in West Palm Beach, Fla.

“This award is particularly meaningful because it validates the strength of our partner network,” says Mike Heaton, senior vice president of sales and marketing at Southeastern.

As part of Scotts’ ceremony, A. Duie Pyle also was honored with the “Business Partner Excellence Award” for top-ranked distribution performance at Pyle’s warehouse facility in Westfield, Mass., which serves as Scotts’ New England distribution center.

“The superior service that Southeastern, Dayton and Pyle provide to Scotts is critical to our supply chain management,” says Jim Iovino, vice president of global logistics for The Scotts Miracle-Gro Co. “We rely heavily on our partners’ expertise to support the goal of being our customers’ best supplier.”