Silgan Containers Named Vendor of the Year by The Kroger Company’s State Avenue Plant.

Woodland Hills, Calif. (May 20, 2009) — Silgan Containers was recently named Vendor of the Year from The Kroger Company’s State Avenue plant, Cincinnati, OH.  

“We selected Silgan Containers as our Vendor of the Year not because they offered excellent quality, great sales and technical service and overall best value to our business. We selected them because they did all of that and more, allowing us to offer greater value and convenience to our customers,” said Terry Shamblin, State Avenue plant manager.

Silgan Containers helped Kroger convert its broth steel can/end line from a 3-piece welded type with sanitary ends to a 2-piece, drawn and ironed version featuring a Quick-Top® easy-opening convenience end.

“It is almost unheard of for a new supplier to receive this award from us. However, Silgan went out of its way 24/7 to make sure we had the support to make this conversion successful,” said Janet Dewey, procurement manager.

Silgan’s performance was rated in several categories including: quality, customer service/tech support, warehousing/receiving and accounting. Criteria included: meeting specifications; effective and timely response to issues; 24 hour availability; training/ technical services; meeting delivery schedule, and correct pricing/documentation. “With the service and product that Silgan provides, they were able to support our vision and provide savings to the company—which in turn means savings to the consumer,” Dewey said.

The State Avenue facility is Kroger’s oldest manufacturing plant. It has more than 300 employees and six production lines turning out more than 500 SKU’s. The plant manufactures products in more than 17 categories including broth, salad dressings, pasta sauces, syrup and preserves.

Silgan Containers, a subsidiary of Silgan Holdings, is the largest manufacturer of metal food containers in North America, with approximately half of the U.S. unit volume in 2008 and net sales of $1.79 billion. Silgan’s partnership approach, supported by quality, service, technology, low-cost producer position, strategically-located geographic locations and extensive consumer research, is the cornerstone of its strong customer. relationships.

Silgan Containers manufactures and sells steel and aluminum containers and ends that are used primarily by processors and packagers for food products, such as soup, vegetables, fruit, meat, tomato based products, coffee, seafood, adult nutritional drinks, pet food and other miscellaneous food products. For more info visit:

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