Prolamina Corporation, a leading North American packaging company that serves the food, medical and specialty markets, was honored with the 2014 Hormel Spirit of Excellence Award.

During a celebration at Prolamina’s Terrebonne facility, on Wednesday June 3, Eric Winters, Corporate Buyer, Hormel Foods, presented Chief Executive Officer, Greg Tucker with a commemorative plaque and letter. Attending the special reception from Hormel, in addition to Mr. Winters, were Steve Jensen, Corporate Purchasing Manager and Chad Donicht, Senior Packaging Scientist. Other key executives from Prolamina included, Vince Musacchio, President of Canadian Operations and Matt Conlin, Vice President of Sales.

Greg Tucker stated, “We are extremely proud of our relationship with Hormel Foods; they are one of our premier customers. It is such an honor when a customer, like Hormel Foods, takes the time to recognize our partnership and the hard work and dedication of the Prolamina team. We will continue to be a valuable supplier and live up to the standards of excellence set by our customers.”

According to Hormel Foods, these awards are given to suppliers that maintain a minimum supplier rating index score of 92 throughout a 12-month period. This score is determined by a universal measurement system that began in 1990 to ensure each supplier is held to the same standards. Award criteria include meeting performance requirements, making on-time deliveries and providing high-level customer support.

“The Hormel Foods Spirit of Excellence Award program recognizes the suppliers that truly go above and beyond in helping us achieve our goals,” said Tyler L. Hulsebus, Director of Purchasing at Hormel Foods. “We’re honored to partner with these outstanding suppliers.”
Prolamina provides Hormel Foods with their PRO-POUCH® products. These stand-up-pouches can range from small single-use pouches, to large-format, high-strength multiple-use pouches, and are produced on advanced Totani pouch-making equipment. PRO-POUCH laminates can be assembled via adhesive or extrusion processes, with and without foil to meet most liquid and dry product requirements.

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