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Safety Marketing Group announces award winners at 2008 Partnership Conference


Safety Marketing Group announces award winners

TAMPA, FL — Safety Marketing Group (SMG), the world’s largest consortium of independently owned safety equipment distributors has released its annual award winners as announced at this months Partnership Conference in Tampa, FL.

These awards include the Distributor and Preferred Supplier of the Year, Jon Cal Murray Award, and the Rich Harper Commitment to Excellence Supplier Award.

The winners were announced during a special ceremony at the groups annual conference held at the St. Pete Times Forum.

The awards video was played on the Forums giant center-ice scoreboard inside the arena. The St. Pete Times Forum is host to the NHLs 2004 Stanley Cup Champion Tampa Bay Lightning. The winners are as follows:

Supplier Winners:
Accuform Signs Rich Harper Commitment to Excellence Award (Best Overall Survey Score)
Radians Peak Performer (Supplier of the Year)
Radians Most Growth in Sales

Distributor Winners:
Wayest Safety (Oklahoma) Jon Cal Murray Award (Best Overall Survey Score)
Wise Safety (Missouri) Peak Performer (Distributor of the Year)
Ranson Industrial (Ontario) Most Growth in Purchases

The competition was tight this year, with only slight percentages separating the top contenders. said Mike Smeaton, President of the Safety Marketing Group upon conclusion of the ceremony.

The awards video presentation may be viewed at SMGs web site at http://my.smgna.com. .

About the Safety Marketing Group:
Based in Brooksville, FL, the Safety Marketing Group is a network of dominant industrial safety equipment distributors in North America. Member companies are unified to furnish dedicated customer service and flexibility provided best by independent entrepreneurs, owned and operating on a local level. SMG is a corporation, organized as an industry cooperative, which is focused on group purchasing and group marketing of quality safety equipment products. SMG represents 56 Distributor Members, 53 Preferred and Associate Suppliers and over $750 Million in annual sales.

CONTACT:
Jennifer Swafford (352) 848-2547
Email: jennifer.swafford@smgna.com


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