Hormel Foods Corporation recently honored 26 suppliers with its prestigious Hormel No. 1 Award for their 2011–2015 performance. The honor is presented to the company’s top suppliers every five years.

“I would like to congratulate these suppliers on this special recognition,” said Bryan D. Farnsworth, senior vice president of supply chain at Hormel Foods. “Thank you all for the outstanding contributions you make to our company in respect to the goods and services you provide us.”

In order for a supplier to qualify for the Hormel No. 1 Award, supplier partners must:


  • Have a supplier rating index of 96 percent or better in the fourth calendar quarter of the reporting year. The average of the five-year supplier rating index must be equal to or greater than 96 percent.
  • Be a recipient of the Spirit of Excellence Award (an annual award given by Hormel Foods) for a minimum of four times throughout the last five consecutive years.
  • Meet additional requirements in the areas of: number of products sold by the supplier to Hormel Foods; dollars of exposure and deliveries to Hormel Foods; number of Hormel Foods locations serviced; and participation in continuous improvement processes.

The recipients of the Hormel No. 1 Award are:
A.J. Lysne Contracting Corporation
Allweather Roof
Bemis North America
Dickey Transport, Inc.
East Penn Manufacturing
Fehr Solutions, LLC
Fox Electric
Gleeson Constructors & Engineers, LLC
Holiday Express Corporation
Honeysuckle Farms, LLC
Josie’s Pork Farm Inc.
K & B Transportation, Inc.
Kestner Electric
Lou Rich, Inc.
New Fashion Pork, LLP
Newly Weds Foods
Red Arrow Products
Rockwell Automation
Silgan Containers LLC
Smyth Companies, LLC
Spronk Bros. III, LLP
The Joseph Company, Inc.
The Meyers Printing Companies, Inc.
Walter G. Anderson Inc.
Werner Electric