The recipients of the fourth annual Awards of Excellence have been announced by TharpeRobbins, a leader in the managed recognition and rewards industry. TharpeRobbins is acutely aware of the importance of bestowing recognition on high performers who are instrumental to its success. The Awards of Excellence were created to pay tribute to the company’s extended family of supplier partners who have served with distinction.
“As our business expands each year, the selection process becomes more and more competitive. There are strict criteria for receiving an Award of Excellence,” says Brett Tharpe, TharpeRobbins’ CEO. “As a leader in our industry, we truly understand the importance of recognizing and honoring those companies that operate with the same high standards of excellence as our own.”
A total of 42 suppliers have been named as recipients of the fourth annual awards, an increase of 10 over last year and the original eight suppliers honored back in 2009.
Awards of Excellence Recipients
• Castle Merchandising
• Catawba Paper
• CMYK Graphics
• Document Imaging Solutions
• Feteira Tool & Findings, Inc.
• Film Products, Inc.
• Hamilton-Beach Brands, Inc.
• HB Packaging
• Hood Incentives
• Howard Miller
• InteliSpend Prepaid Solutions
• Jinwan Sansho
• JRM & Associates
• Keystone Incentives
• Keystone Dedicated Logistics
• KGM Industries, Inc.
• Matrix Diamonds
• McNeill Communications Group Inc.
• Package Crafters
• Plybon Company
• Power Sales and Advertising
• STOROpack TCMPi
• The Employers Association
• Top Brands
• Zanes Cycles
Only four companies have earned the award for four consecutive years including Howard Miller Company, JRM & Associates, the McNeill Communications Group Inc., and the Plybon Company. Those companies achieving recognition for three years include Catawba Paper, Feteira Tool & Findings, Inc., KGM Industries, Keystone Incentives and Tourneau. The companies earning recognition for the second time include Bulova, Document Imaging Solutions, DPI, Fossil, Hamilton-Beach, and STOROpack.
“We are excited that several of our outstanding vendor partners incredibly have earned this recognition year after year,” says Pat Rushton, senior vice president of award services for TharpeRobbins. “This reinforces our selection of excellent suppliers who consistently go above and beyond.”
The recognized companies each received a beautiful framed piece of artwork with a certificate of authenticity commissioned by TharpeRobbins and personally signed by the artist. This year’s award features a majestic lion by Don Balke, one of America’s finest wildlife and nature artists. The lion is noble and agile showing the award winners have integrity and take advantage of opportunities. It is also a symbol of bravery and the willingness to take risks to make improvements.
Previous awards also included authentic artwork by Balke. The 2011 award featured a striking White Owl, symbolic of wisdom and strategic thinking; the 2010 award was a Bengal Tiger, representing power and energy and the 2009 award featured a Bald Eagle, symbolizing strength and courage.
For more than 100 years, TharpeRobbins’ rich history as an innovator has covered the breadth of managed reward and recognition programs. The company fosters superior performance by creating new standards for employee recognition and rewards through imaginative solutions, cutting edge programs, flawless execution, professional service and world-class technology. TharpeRobbins built its reputation on developing customized programs to help clients reach their employee attraction and retention goals. The company is passionate about recognition because they know that an engaged workforce produces satisfied customers, which in turn produces more business. With TharpeRobbins, Recognition Changes Everything.
The privately-held TharpeRobbins (tharperobbins.com) was created through the February 2007 merger of The Robbins Company, founded in 1892, and The Tharpe Company Inc., founded in 1981. The company headquarters are located on a 25-acre campus in Statesville, N.C. and include an extensive showroom and state-of-the-art distribution facility. The ISO-certified Attleboro, Mass. operations include creative services, software development and jewelry manufacturing.