Whirlpool Receives Sears "Partners in Progress" Awards
May 3, 2004
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Whirlpool Corporation announced that retailer Sears, Roebuck & Co., awarded the appliance maker with six "Partners in Progress" achievement awards. Whirlpool received the awards for excellence in the following categories:

  • Partners in Progress Award, Laundry Category
  • Partners in Progress Award, Product Repair Services, Laundry Category
  • Partners in Progress Award, Home Appliance Recharge
  • 2003 Quality Supplier of the Year, Product Repair Services, Technical Organization
  • 2003 Overall Supplier of the Year, Product Repair Services, Technical Organization
  • A special award presented by Sears, Roebuck & Co., CEO Alan Lacy, recognizing Whirlpool Corporation Laundry Products with the Product Repair Services 2003 Supplier of the Year, Laundry Products

    The Partners in Progress awards acknowledge the top vendor companies that supplied Sears with products and services in 2003 based on quality, growth, and innovation. Of its more than 10,000 vendors, about 150 are recognized by Sears with the annual honors. The retailer selects the winners based on recommendations presented by its store support organization

    "We are delighted to have been recognized again this year by our largest trade partner for our innovative product solutions," Dave Swift, executive vice president, Whirlpool North America, said in a statement. "To have been recognized by Sears with Partners in Progress Awards is truly an honor. These awards underscore Whirlpool's commitment and dedication to delivering quality products and service to our strategic partner, Sears, and the Kenmore brand."

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