Akro-MIls Recognized As Outstanding Grainger Supplier

Akron, Ohio, May 2010 — Akro-Mils, a Myers Industries, Inc. company, was presented with Grainger’s prestigious Partners in Performance Award for 2009 at Grainger’s annual supplier conference held in Schaumburg, Ill.  Grainger, North America’s leading distributor of facilities maintenance supplies, presents the award annually to a select group of suppliers for outstanding performance throughout the year. Akro-Mils has received the award 13 times since its inception — including seven of the past 10 years.
Grainger's Partners in Performance Award recognizes suppliers who achieve excellence in several categories, including responsiveness, information integrity, on time shipping, management commitment and order fulfillment.  Grainger suppliers receive ratings throughout the year for their performance in each of these categories.  Approximately 1 percent of Grainger's 3,000 suppliers receive this award each year.
“We are pleased to accept this prestigious honor from Grainger,” said Joel A. Grant, Managing Director of Myers Industries, Inc.’s Material Handling Group. “This award recognizes superior product innovation, technical expertise and customer service excellence. We are committed to bringing all of our customers the same benefits and value that help them grow their productivity and profitability.”
"Grainger is proud to present Akro-Mils with the 2009 Partners in Performance Award," said Fred Costello, Grainger Vice President, Product Management.  “Our suppliers play a critical role in helping Grainger provide the right products to help our customers keep their facilities safe and productive. We are proud to honor Akro-Mils for its commitment to providing innovative, quality products with the highest level of customer service.”
About Akro-Mils
Akro-Mils, a Myers Industries, Inc. company (NYSE: MYE), is a leading manufacturer of plastic and metal storage, organization, transport and material handling products for use in industrial, commercial and consumer markets.  For more information, contact Akro-Mils at (800) 253-2467 or visit the company’s Web site at www.akro-mils.com.
About Grainger
W.W. Grainger, Inc. with 2009 sales of $6.2 billion is North America’s leading broad line supplier of maintenance, repair and operating products with an expanding presence in Asia and Latin America.

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