MT. STERLING, Ill. - Dot Foods, the nation's largest food redistributor, is proud to announce the 15 manufacturers honored with its 2013 Quality & Service Award. The award recognizes Dot's top-performing supplier partners in the areas of quality and service. The manufacturers honored for their 2013 excellence are:

  • ACH Food Companies
  • Bosco's Pizza Co.- Eighth Consecutive Award
  • Butterball
  • Cargill Foodservice- 16th Consecutive Award
  • Dr Pepper Snapple Group- Third Consecutive Award
  • Handi-Foil of America, Inc.
  • Kent Precision Food Group- Third Consecutive Award
  • Lawrence Foods, Inc.- Second Consecutive Award
  • Living Essentials- Second Consecutive Award
  • Rotella's Italian Bakery
  • Signature Breads- Second Consecutive Award
  • Simplot
  • Sunny Delight
  • Tyson
  • Upstate Niagara Cooperative, Inc.- Second Consecutive Award

The winning manufacturers must achieve a number of criteria regarding inbound service levels, electronic data interchange implementation and loading efficiency, amongst other areas.

"Just as we strive to provide our customers with exceptional quality and top-notch service, so too do these 15 industry manufacturers who have proven to be outstanding partners in our business," said Joe Tracy, president and chief operating officer of Dot Foods. "These are just a few of the manufacturers who go above and beyond to make our job of serving the customer easier, and this is our way of thanking them."

The awards are presented to the manufacturers during special presentations at their corporate facilities.

About Dot Foods

Dot Foods Inc. carries 105,000 products from 650 food industry manufacturers making it the largest food redistributor in the United States.  Through Dot Transportation, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Dot Foods and other freight carriers, the company distributes foodservice, convenience, retail and vending food products to distributors in all 50 states.  Dot Foods operates eight distribution centers, which are located in Modesto, California; Vidalia, Georgia; Burley, Idaho; Mt. Sterling, Illinois; Cambridge City, Indiana; Williamsport, Maryland; Liverpool, New York; and Ardmore, Oklahoma.  A ninth distribution center in Dyersburg, Tennessee is under construction and scheduled to open in November 2014.  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.