Honors And Notable Achievements
Edlund Co., one of the earliest NAFEM members to implement ISO certification, has had its ISO 9001:2015 status re-certified. It is no small achievement for any company, large or small; a re-certification audit has to be performed every three years and the organization as a whole is reviewed. Certification by the International Organization for Standardization for quality management systems is demonstrated by the ability to provide products and services that meet customer requirements and to continually improve the organization.
Parts Town, the Chicago-based parts distributor, has been recognized for a tenth consecutive year in Inc. magazine’s 37th annual Inc. 5000 list. Parts Town earned its ranking as one of the nation's fastest-growing private companies by posting a growth rate of 370% from 2013 to 2017. The list, which focuses on the nation’s independent entrepreneurs, ranks companies according to percentage revenue growth when comparing ‘14 to ‘17. Other foodservice equipment and supplies companies on this year’s list include KaTom Restaurant Supply (also making a tenth appearance on the list), and Arctic Supplies. Let us know if we missed your firm; it’s a very long list to peruse.
Vitamix has been selected as one of northeast Ohio’s best places to work. The privately held Cleveland company was cited as one of the 2018 NorthCoast 99 winners, a program recognizing 99 companies representing the best workplaces for top talent focused on results, innovation and growth in Northeast Ohio. Vitamix was a first-time applicant and thus a first-time NorthCoast 99 honoree.