Air-Way earns recognition as a John Deere, “Partner-level Supplier”
Monday, February 6, 2017
Air-Way Manufacturing Company (a/k/a Air-Way Global Manufacturing), a leading supplier of standard and custom hydraulic fittings, has been recognized as a recipient of the John Deere Construction and Forestry Division Achieving Excellence Partner-level Supplier Award for 2016. Nominated suppliers are evaluated for excellence in quality, delivery, technical support, cost management and other criteria.
Air-Way Global Manufacturing is based in Olivet, Michigan, with three Michigan plants and locations in Indiana, Ohio, North Carolina, Canada and China. Air-Way manufactures and supplies custom and standard hydraulic fittings to John Deere. Air-Way representatives, Mark Place and Bill Blank, with John Deere representative Brian Timmerman, accepted the recognition during the formal John Deere Achieving Excellence Supplier Conference ceremonies held on January 11, 2017 in Iowa.
Bill Blank, Air-Way President, Finance and Marketing shared, “As a company, we (Air-Way) are always working to improve our processes, products and overall offerings to OEM’s like John Deere. Awards like this mean a lot to us as a company because it is based on key customer criteria like quality, delivery, cost management, technical support and more. We take the same approach for all our customers. Still, recognition like this says a lot about our team members and their capabilities to deliver high quality fittings and service consistently.”
About Air-Way Manufacturing
Air-Way Manufacturing, founded in 1950, specializes in the manufacturing and supply of hydraulic fittings and adapters for original equipment manufacturers (OEM) and distributors worldwide. They have recently expanded their manufacturing facilities to include North Carolina as well as Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, Canada and China, allowing Air-Way to own the manufacturing process and much of the supply chain. Hydraulic hose assemblies and other OEM solutions are offered through Air-Way and their subsidiary, Hydra-Flex, Inc. Extensive in-house technical and product development capabilities provide efficient processes for design, engineering and prototyping of custom hydraulic fittings for nearly any application.
Coronavirus Response For CustomersWe remain staffed and in production at all locations, both US and China, including our Edgerton, Ohio, facility. Air-Way supplies Original Equipment Manufacturers in the Agriculture, Construction, Fire and Rescue, Defense, Access Equipment, and Material Handling industries to name a few. Several of our largest customers have been classified as “Essential Critical Infrastructure”. As an integral supplier to these companies, Air-Way will continue operations at all of our facilities with as little disruption as possible.
Seven Key Qualities To Consider When Selecting Your SupplierJust like a chain is only as good as its weakest link, a company is only as good as its worst supplier. Suppliers play a critical role in the production process, providing the materials a company uses to produce its own products and provide services. The right supplier can help a manufacturer improve the production process, maximize capabilities, create cost efficiencies, and deliver a higher-quality product. For some organizations, their suppliers are the secret sauce to their own success.
ATTENTION: Visitors to Air-Way Global Manufacturing FacilitiesAir-Way proudly associates with businesses throughout the world and empathizes with the hardships that organizations are experiencing as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19). Currently, this is a global concern, particularly in China and parts of Europe. As a company, we have an obligation to do our part to prevent its spread.