Posted March 15, 2023

Stellar Industrial Supply wins supplyFORCE award

MRO distributor Stellar Industrial Supply has been named the supplyFORCE Awards for Excellence–Member of the Year 2022, an award it also won in 2013 and 2016.

The company is a member of the supplyFORCE network of manufacturers and supplier partners who have demonstrated exemplary product and application expertise in specific local regions.

SupplyFORCE is a provider of total procurement solutions and services. It connects clients with national programs, and an ecosystem of people, processes, and technologies. In collaboration with its member distributor network and manufacturer partners, supplyFORCE saved its customers over $22 million in the past year. It says its Awards for Excellence recognizes industry leadership, extraordinary contributions to the success of supplyFORCE agreements, and excellent overall performance across their membership.

"It’s my pleasure to recognize Stellar Industrial Supply once again with the supplyFORCE Awards for Excellence – Member of the Year 2022 for their commendable service and support that continues to be recognized by our clients," said Ljupco Icevski, supplyForce president and CEO. "From their committed staff of experts providing superb communication throughout the ecosystem, including supplyFORCE, manufacturer partners and member partners, to first-class innovation, due diligence, and continual follow-up to deliver TCO savings, Stellar Industrial Supply truly exemplifies the spirit of the award by excelling across all aspects of supplyFORCE–centric activities. [We] congratulate our partner on their achievements and looks forward to continuing our work together in providing superior service and results."

Stellar President and CEO John S. Wiborg said, “We are excited and very humbled to be named supplyFORCE 2022 Member of the Year. There are close to 300 very hard working companies that make up the supplyFORCE network, making this award quite an honor for Stellar Industrial Supply, and underscores our deep commitment to delivering value and efficiencies for our partners and customers." 

Stellar Industrial Supply distributes more than 35,000 MRO products and tools from more than 1,500 brands for safety, metalworking, and marine supply, general manufacturing and processing, machine and metalworking shops, and marine and construction organizations, and also offers customized Indirect Material Management solutions. It provides coast-to-coast support for its customers with 17 regional hubs in: Portland and Albany, Oregon; Everett, Tacoma, Seattle, and Spokane, Washington; Los Angeles-Metro, Upland, and Central Valley, California; Denver, Colorado; Billings, Montana; Phoenix, Arizona; Lawrence, Pennsylvania; Sparks, Nevada; and Tampa, Florida.