MT. STERLING, Ill. - Dot Foods, the nation's largest food industry redistributor, is proud to announce the 17 manufacturers honored with its 2014 Quality and Service Award. The award recognizes Dot's top-performing manufacturer partners in the areas of quality and service. The manufacturers honored for their excellence in 2014 are:

  • Barkman Honey
  • Butterball Foodservice- 2nd consecutive award
  • Chicken of the Sea International
  • Dr Pepper Snapple Group -4th consecutive award
  • Gehl Foods
  • General Mills, Inc.
  • Handi-Foil of America, Inc. - 2nd consecutive award
  • Idahoan Foods
  • Kent Precision Foods Group - 4th consecutive award
  • King's Hawaiian
  • Lawrence Foods, Inc. - 3rd consecutive award
  • Living Essentials - 3rd consecutive award
  • Magic Seasoning Blends
  • Passport Food Group, LLC
  • Rotella's Italian Bakery- 2nd consecutive award
  • TW Garner Food Company
  • Upstate Niagara Cooperative, Inc. - 3rd  consecutive award

Dot Foods began its Quality and Service Awards program in 1998 to recognize manufacturers who provide best-in-class communication, service, and support. Recipients are monitored monthly on a number of criteria regarding inbound service levels, electronic data interchange implementation and loading efficiency.

"Exceptional quality and service are cornerstones of our business, and we rely on our outstanding partners to help deliver on that promise," said Dot Foods President Joe Tracy. "These 17 industry manufacturers are some of the many who go above and beyond to help us serve our customers better, and we want to recognize their contributions."

The Quality and Service Awards are given to the manufacturers during special presentations at their corporate facilities.

"It's an honor to earn this recognition from Dot," said Ben McElroy, Vice President Managed Services for Dr Pepper Snapple Group. "We look forward to the opportunity every year, because the Quality and Service Award validates that our supply chain and customer service departments are industry leaders."

About Dot Foods
Dot Foods Inc. carries 105,000 products from 650 food industry manufacturers making it the largest food industry redistributor in the United States.  Through Dot Transportation, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Dot Foods, the company distributes foodservice, convenience, retail and vending products to distributors in all 50 states.  Dot Foods operates nine distribution centers, which are located in Modesto, California; Vidalia, Georgia; Burley, Idaho; Mt. Sterling, Illinois; Cambridge City, Indiana; Williamsport, Maryland; Liverpool, New York; Ardmore, Oklahoma; and Dyersburg, Tennessee.  For more information, visit www.dotfoods.com.

Dot Foods continues to experience exceptional growth.  The company is looking to fill full-time and part-time warehouse personnel positions in all locations nationwide.  To learn more about careers at Dot Foods, visit www.dotfoods.com/careers and follow @DotFoodsCareers on Twitter.