Akro-Mils Recognized as Outstanding Supplier by Grainger

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 15, 2006, Akron, Ohio — Akro-Mils was presented with Grainger’s prestigious Partners in Performance Supplier Award for 2005 at its Partners In Performance Supplier Conference held March 9, 2006 in Itasca, Illinois. Grainger, the leading broad line supplier of facilities maintenance products serving businesses and institutions throughout North America, presents the award annually to a select group of suppliers for outstanding performance throughout the year.
Grainger's Partners in Performance Award recognizes suppliers who achieve excellence in several categories, including responsiveness, information integrity, on time shipping and order fulfillment. Grainger suppliers receive ratings throughout the year for their performance in each of these categories. Approximately 2 percent of Grainger's 1,200 suppliers receive this award each year. This is the 10th year in a row and the 13th time this honor has been bestowed to Akro-Mils in the 18 years Grainger has awarded it.
"We understand that our success depends upon our ability to provide our customers with clear lines of communication, quality products and service, innovation, technical expertise, and on-time deliveries," said Akro-Mils General Manager Don Thomas. "Doing this requires a commitment across all levels of our organization. It is an honor to have this commitment recognized by Grainger."
"Grainger is proud to present Akro-Mils with the 2005 Partners in Performance Award," said Michael Pulick, Grainger's Vice President of Product Management. "We value our relationship with Akro-Mils and want to recognize suppliers who have demonstrated superior performance and are true role models within their industry. As a company we look forward to continuing to work together and to drive profitable growth for both companies."
About Akro-Mils: Headquartered in Akron, Ohio, 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 or to request a new catalog, contact Akro-Mils at (800) 253-2467, or fax (330) 761-6348.
About Grainger:W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE: GWW), with 2005 sales of $5.5 billion, is the leading broad line supplier of facilities maintenance products serving businesses and institutions throughout North America . Through a highly integrated network including nearly 600 branches, 18 distribution centers and multiple Web sites, Grainger's employees help customers get the job done, saving them time and money by having the right products to keep their facilities running.
Akro-Mils Contact:
Ken Torisky
Communications Manager
(330) 761-6323