Posted May 25, 2023

Metabo HPT receives ‘Supplier of the Decade’ award

Metabo HPT was recently recognized as “Supplier of the Decade” by SouthernCarlson for professional-grade tools, fasteners, jobsite supplies and expert service since 1947.

SouthernCarlson display of Metabo HPTWith over 150 locations nationwide, SouthernCarlson represents the largest distribution to residential and multifamily contractors in the country selling the most recognized brands of construction, packaging, manufacturing and facility maintenance tools and supplies in the industry. 

“When deciding this year’s Supplier of the Year award, it became apparent that we’ve reached a point where the same set of awards every year just didn’t do enough to describe the breadth, legacy, and depth of our relationships," said SouthernCarlson President Andrei Militaru. "There are some things that transcend normal business relationships as they pass from new, to transactional, to long standing and then finally to eternal. Not only the length of our relationship with Metabo HPT, but also the emotional and personal weight of it gave reason to adding the Supplier of the Decade award to our vocabulary. This award describes a rare relationship that doesn’t only focus on the economic benefit to both parties but goes beyond that to capture the struggle, conflicts and resolutions of so many different times, situations and economic eras of both companies. With that in mind, there really was no pool of candidates for this award. There was only one clear candidate. Metabo HPT.”

Metabo HPT President & CEO Joe Leffler added, “We are truly humbled and thankful for the recognition and support. Our strong partnership over the past decade with SouthernCarlson is something special that doesn’t happen by chance. This was accomplished through all the efforts and actions of our great employees. Every day the large and small tasks completed are what set us apart. We certainly have seen a lot of change over the last decade. Change that sometimes can be difficult to navigate, but together we endure and thrive. We sincerely thank SouthernCarlson, their employees, our employees, and everyone involved in making this happen.”

The award was presented during SouthernCarlson's national sales meeting April 14-16 in Nashville.