Award recognizes suppliers who improve 3M’s competitiveness

 St. Paul, Minn. June 28, 2017 — FOURINOX, an industrial fabrication company located in Green Bay, Wisconsin, was honored with the 2017 3M Supplier of the Year Award in recognition of the company’s contribution to improving 3M’s competitiveness.

This year, 3M recognized 15 suppliers — among thousands in its global supply base — for world class performance in providing products and/or services. These suppliers were identified and rated based on strategic spend, contract compliance, actions taken to improve 3M’s relevance and overall supplier performance (quality, delivery, responsiveness, cost, technology roadmaps). An awards ceremony will be held Aug. 4 at the 3M Championship in Blaine, Minn.

“FOURINOX is honored to receive this award from such a strategic and long-standing customer as 3M.  Our goals have always been focused toward serving the business of our customers and this award is a distinguished recognition of those efforts.  We wish to thank 3M for this award and their many years of trust in FOURINOX as we look forward to the years ahead.”  Ben Meeuwsen, President

“Our suppliers are critical to our ability to execute our business strategies and benefit our customers,” said Jose Varela, vice president, 3M Sourcing Operations. “We are fortunate to work with great suppliers who are committed to maintaining a partnership with 3M and helping us service our global customers with the innovative and valuable solutions they expect. It’s important that we recognize our most outstanding suppliers, and that’s what this award is all about.”


Established in 1974, FOURINOX specializes in the manufacture of certified process and pressure vessels, tanks and heat exchangers for the chemical, pharmaceutical, water process, defense and various other industries.

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Fourinox Media Contact:

Mark Maratik, Vice President, Sales & Marketing
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3M Media Contact:

Jennifer Jones
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