Crown Subsidiary Recognized by Hormel for Excellence in Product Quality and Service
CROWN Food Packaging North America Receives 'Spirit of Excellence' Award for Sixth Consecutive Year
PHILADELPHIA, May 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CROWN Food Packaging North America, a subsidiary of Crown Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CCK) (Crown) (http://www.crowncork.com), has been honored with a "Spirit of Excellence" Award from Hormel Foods Corporation for the sixth consecutive year. Crown supplies Hormel Foods with a variety of metal cans and ends, including the distinctive rectangular shaped cans in two different sizes for the SPAM® family of products.
To qualify for an award, suppliers must meet or exceed specific requirements established by the Supplier Quality Management (SQM) committee of Hormel Foods. Eligible companies are then selected according to various performance criteria, including deliveries, administrative support, product quality, customer service and plant quality audits.
"Healthy supplier relationships contribute significantly toward helping our organization maintain exacting quality standards," said Larry L. Vorpahl, Group Vice President, Hormel Foods Corporation. "Crown's active role in our company's quality improvement process ensures consumers will continue to receive the high-quality meat and food products they've come to expect from Hormel Foods."
"By providing flawless on-time delivery of consistently high-quality packaging along with superior technical support, packaging innovation, attentive customer service and a consultative approach to problem solving, our goal is to help customers achieve a competitive advantage," comments Raymond L. McGowan, President, CROWN Food Packaging North America. "We are honored that our efforts have been recognized by Hormel Foods with a 'Spirit of Excellence Award' for the sixth consecutive year. Our teams in Omaha, Nebraska, Hanover, Pennsylvania, and Concord, Ontario, as well as the support functions associated with supply to Hormel Foods, should be proud of their achievements."
Established in 1991, the prestigious annual awards program was designed to improve the quality of products and services provided to Hormel Foods through mutually beneficial relations built on trust and respect.
About Crown Holdings, Inc.
Crown Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is a leading supplier of packaging products to consumer marketing companies around the world. World headquarters are located in Philadelphia, PA. For more information, visit http://www.crowncork.com.
For more information, contact:
In North America: Jim Wilson, Vice President Sales and Marketing, CROWN Food Packaging North America; Tel: (215) 698-5264; Email: email@example.com.
In Europe: Ana Ces Agraso, Marketing Director, CROWN Food Europe; Tel: +44 1235 402 796; Email: Ana.firstname.lastname@example.org.
For editorial inquiries: Thomas T. Fischer, Vice President, Investor Relations and Corporate Affairs; Tel: (215) 698-5266; Email: email@example.com.
For investors: Timothy J. Donahue, Senior Vice President - Finance, (215) 698-5088.
SOURCE Crown Holdings, Inc. -0- 05/22/2007 /CONTACT: In North America - Jim Wilson, Vice President Sales and Marketing of CROWN Food Packaging North America, +1-215-698-5264, firstname.lastname@example.org; in Europe - Ana Ces Agraso, Marketing Director of CROWN Food Europe, +44 1235 402 796, Ana.email@example.com; for editorial inquiries - Thomas T. Fischer, Vice President, Investor Relations and Corporate Affairs; Tel: (215) 698-5266; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; or for investors - Timothy J. Donahue, Senior Vice President - Finance of Crown Holdings, Inc., +1-215-698-5088/ /Web site: http://www.crowncork.com / (CCK) CO: Crown Holdings, Inc.; Hormel Foods Corporation; CROWN Food Packaging North America ST: Pennsylvania IN: FOD PAP SU: AWD AD-AD -- NETU077 -- 1650 05/22/2007 10:05 EDT http://www.prnewswire.com