Silgan Containers Receives Hormel No. 1 Award

Woodland Hills, Calif. (Nov. 20, 2006) — Silgan Containers was recently honored with the Hormel No.1 Award, a third-consecutive win for the company since 1995 when Hormel Foods first presented the award to its suppliers. Silgan is the only packaging company to have won the Hormel No. 1 Award three times consecutively.  

The relationship between Silgan and Hormel Foods dates back to 1927, spanning decades of product successes, including the iconic Hormel SPAM® can that fed allied troops during WWII. Today, Silgan is Hormel Foods’ largest supplier, providing 18 different sizes and types of cans.

“Silgan earned the award because of the dedication to quality demonstrated by the individuals in their organization,” said Russ Potter, vice president, operations, Hormel Foods. The Hormel No.1 Award is given only every five years to suppliers who have achieved service standards of excellence and who share the same expectations as Hormel Foods for exceptional customer satisfaction. The company rates the performance of its largest suppliers by a Supplier Quality Management (SQM) system, using stringent formulas and criteria for measurement of performance in deliveries, administrative services, quality and customer satisfaction. Silgan also has received Hormel’s Spirit of Excellence award each year for the last 13 years.

“Silgan is honored to receive such a prestigious award. It takes great people, backed by a wealth of resources, and a culture dedicated to Hormel Foods’ success to make this award attainable,” said Thomas Snyder, Executive Vice President at Silgan. “At Silgan, we strive to provide superior service and quality products and it’s wonderful to be recognized for our efforts.”

Silgan is in line to continue its outstanding performance record with Hormel Foods, ranking first out of 54 suppliers in SQM measurements for the first quarter of 2006.

About Hormel Foods

Hormel Foods Corporation, based in Austin, Minn., is a multinational manufacturer and marketer of consumer-branded food and meat products, many of which are among the best known and trusted in the food industry. The company leverages its extensive expertise, innovation and high competencies in pork and turkey processing and marketing to bring quality, value-added brands to the global marketplace. In each of the past six years, Hormel Foods was named one of “The 400 Best Big Companies in America” by Forbes magazine. The company enjoys a strong reputation among consumers, retail grocers, foodservice and industrial customers for products highly regarded for quality, taste, nutrition, convenience and value. For more information, visit

About Silgan Containers

Silgan Containers, a subsidiary of Silgan Holdings, is the largest manufacturer of metal food containers in North America, with a unit volume market share in the United States in 2005 of approximately half of the market and net sales of $1.886 billion. Our leadership is driven by high levels of quality, service and technological support, low cost producer position, strong long-term customer relationships and our proximity to customers through our widespread geographic presence. Silgan Containers manufactures and sells steel and aluminum containers 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. Our customers include Campbell, Del Monte, General Mills, Hormel Foods, Nestle and many other household brand names. For more information,


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