Independent Boat Builders Inc
. recently honored eight suppliers at the recent
purchasing meeting. Award winners were chosen on the basis of a survey IBBI
members completed that rated suppliers in six key categories: product quality,
customer service, delivery, technical service, accurate invoicing, and warranty
recognized as the New Supplier of the Year. “The team at Raymarine has worked
very hard getting our program rolling since we signed the exclusive supply contract
in early 2011, says Jodi Sanders, IBBI controller, in an IBBI press release. “When
we saw just how high our members ranked them as a supplier, we knew we had to
applaud their efforts. We look forward to a long partnership between IBBI, our
members, and Raymarine.”
extremely proud to be selected as IBBI’s New Supplier of the Year,” says Larry
Rencken Raymarine vice president of sales.
“Raymarine is committed to supplying boatbuilders with the exciting,
innovative products that their customers will demand, and we’ll continue
working hard to exceed the expectations of all of the IBBI partner boatbuilders.”
was awarded the overall Supplier of the Year distinction. Inland Plywood and Piedmont Plastics were also
given Supplier of the Year honors.
suppliers truly go above and beyond in their service to the IBBI members,” says
IBBI President Tom Broy. “These
suppliers have shown great support to the IBBI members and the IBBI
mission. It is only appropriate that
they have been recognized for their efforts and awarded our Supplier of the
Year distinction. Every year we complete this survey, it gets more difficult to
analyze the results since all of our suppliers are extremely dedicated to the
handed out Outstanding Partner Awards to companies that narrowly missed out on
the top awards - C.H. Robinson, Vectorply, Fin-Addict Marine, and Syrgis.
member boatbuilders also participated in an exclusive trade show that gives its
members the opportunity to spend time with IBBI key suppliers and see what's
new for the upcoming model year.