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Peterson Manufacturing Earns Prestigious National Honor

Peterson Manufacturing Company has earned an impressive industry award from Caterpillar, Inc., according to company officials. The 2010 Supplier Quality Excellence Process Award was earned by Peterson after meeting and exceeding eight stringent business performance metrics established by Caterpillar.

Certification for this award was completed in November, 2010, with Caterpillar officials personally delivering the honor to their local headquarters recently. Peterson Manufacturing Company is the first and only lighting supplier to earn this recognition, according to Steve Meagher, Vice President of Sales.

“It’s great that our dedicated team has been recognized,” Meagher said. “We value our 25 year relationship with Caterpillar.”

Specifically, Caterpillar’s Supplier Quality Excellence Process Award recognizes accomplishment in what Caterpillar calls MQ-11005 certification. This certification closely analyzes and evaluates internal quality controls, processes, shipping performance, capacity planning and more.

Peterson Manufacturing recognizes that this is a “cross-functional” team accomplishment.

“Every day, our organization strives to satisfy and exceed customer expectations,” Meagher said. “That means everyone from shipping to engineering to sales all share the same passion and commitment. This award is confirmation from a global giant in manufacturing that we’re meeting that daily challenge.”

Peterson Manufacturing supplies Caterpillar, Inc. with a variety of industrial lighting needs, according to company officials. Peterson lights can be found around the world on Cat vehicles, mining equipment, grading equipment and more.

“We appreciate the quality performance and excellence in Peterson,” said Tom Springer, Lighting Components Engineer with Caterpillar, Inc. “They are an exceptional company and deserving of this recognition.”

So what distinguishes Peterson Manufacturing from the rest of the lighting industry?

“Receiving this award from Cat,” Meagher added without hesitation. “And we fully intend to be at the front of the line when the 2011 suppliers are recognized. We’re more committed now than ever to be number one in the industry.”

Peterson Manufacturing Company is a world-leading innovator in the production of a complete line of vehicle safety lighting, mirrors, reflectors, antennas and related products. As an ISO 9001:2008 certified company, Peterson Manufacturing is a key subsidiary of Peterson Corporation, 12 highly specialized companies and over 3,000 people working in global transportation-related industries.

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