Members from the Joy Global management and engineering teams visited Matric on Wednesday, May 20, 2015, to present the 2014 Joy Premiere Supplier award to the associates of Matric.
Ms. Linda Biondi was the spokesperson for Joy at the afternoon ceremony. After thanking everyone, she reviewed a list of the qualifications required to receive the award. These include a very high level of quality of less than 3,000 D.P.M. or 99.7%, on time delivery of 95% or better and a minimum sales total. Other value-add attributes that Ms. Biondi highlighted were Matric’s commitment to implementation of programs such as “SNC”, material productivity, engineering assistance, stocking programs, our working relationship and Matric capital investments to name a few.
For the 2014 year, Joy Global will present 75 awards to over 4,000 active suppliers. Only 26 of those were presented to the North America underground suppliers.
President and Owner, Rick Turner, accepted the award on behalf of the Matric associates, following Ms. Biondi’s remarks. He expressed his gratitude to Joy and then to the Matric team for their hard work and dedication. The beautifully hand-forged award made by local business, Wendall August Forge, included the following text “Joy Premier Supplier 2014 –Quality, Fulfillment, Value and Partnership” along with a picture of a continuous miner.