PITTSBURGH … Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation today announced it earned the distinguished “Partners of Choice” Award from David Weekley Homes for the fifth consecutive year. Eaton is one of only 11 suppliers this year to achieve an “A” rating in either quality or service from David Weekley Homes, the second largest “for profit” privately held homebuilder in the United States. The rating places Eaton in the top seven percent of companies that participate in the National Trading Partner Survey Program.
David Weekley Homes conducts quarterly reviews of approximately 150 suppliers by 600 team members at all levels of the organization. This National Trading Partner Survey is the engine behind the Performance Rating System for determining excellence, by rating and scoring suppliers. By maintaining an “A” ranking for 12 consecutive months, suppliers earn the “Partner of Choice” award.
“World-class excellence is an abstract term that many companies fall short of defining or measuring. To be world-class you must put your products and services up against anybody, anywhere, anytime and come out on top,” said Bill Justus, vice president of Supply Chain Services and author of the comprehensive Supplier Performance System. “The National Trading Partner Survey is a practical way to determine world-class excellence. Eaton’s results have proven for five consecutive years they are world-class in delivering service to David Weekley Homes’ team.”
“Delivering superior product quality and outstanding customer service every single day is a goal all Eaton employees share. This insures customer satisfaction and differentiates both Eaton and David Weekley Homes,” said Dave Tallman, vice president and general manager – Residential Products Division, Eaton’s Electrical Sector. “Our relationship and commitment to David Weekley Homes continues to grow and prosper and this award is testament. We consider it a great honor to receive this recognition for the fifth consecutive year.
Eaton supplies a wide range of residential electrical distribution products to David Weekley Homes. David Weekley Homes continues to provide the premium Cutler Hammer line and a complete array of standby power and surge protection products to insure reliability and safety for their homeowners.
David Weekley Homes, founded in 1976, is headquartered in Houston and operates in 16 cities across the United States. David Weekley Homes was the first builder in the United States to be awarded the Triple Crown of American Home Building, an honor which includes “America's Best Builder,” “Builder of the Year,” and the “National Housing Quality Award.” Weekley has also appeared seven times on FORTUNE® magazine’s coveted “100 Best Companies to Work For” list. Since inception, David Weekley Homes has closed more than 65,000 homes and is the nation’s largest privately held homebuilder. For more information about David Weekley Homes, visit the company’s web site at www.davidweekleyhomes.com.
Eaton’s electrical business is a global leader in power distribution, power quality, control and industrial automation products and services. Eaton’s global electrical product lines, including Cutler-Hammer®, Moeller®, Powerware®, Holec®, MEM®, Santak® and MGE Office Protection Systems™ provide customer-driven PowerChain Management® solutions to serve the power system needs of the data center, industrial, institutional, government, utility, commercial, residential and OEM markets worldwide.
Eaton Corporation is a diversified power management company with 2009 sales of $11.9 billion. Eaton is a global technology leader in electrical components and systems for power quality, distribution and control; hydraulics components, systems and services for industrial and mobile equipment; aerospace fuel, hydraulics and pneumatic systems for commercial and military use; and truck and automotive drivetrain and powertrain systems for performance, fuel economy and safety. Eaton has approximately 70,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 150 countries. For more information, visit www.eaton.com.