Supplier of the Year Award recipients recognized at the Supplier Summit in Orlando, Florida

April 7th, 2014

S.P. Richards Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Genuine Parts Company (GPC:NYSE) and leading wholesale distributor of business and office supplies, announced today…

PM Co., Hirsch, AEP Industries (Webster), Sharp and Insight Sourcing Group were each recognized as Supplier of the Year award recipients at the 2014 S.P. Richards Supplier Summit in Orlando, Florida. The winners were determined by a number of key measurements such as sales, service levels, and outstanding support for both dealer and S.P. Richards sales and marketing initiatives. Awards are presented in five major categories. PM Co. was recognized in the traditional office products category, Hirsch received the furniture award, Sharp captured the technology category, AEP Industries (Webster) was named the winner in the Cleaning and Breakroom Supply category and Insight Sourcing Group was awarded the Strategic Partner of the Year Award.

Newell/Rubbermaid was awarded the coveted S.P. Richards Heritage Award which recognizes a supplier who exemplifies leadership qualities in every aspect of their organization. Wayne Beacham, Chairman and CEO of S.P. Richards Company commented on Newell/Rubbermaid’s recognition, “Throughout its more than 100 year history, Newell/Rubbermaid has grown to become a global marketer of consumer and commercial products with a portfolio of “Brands That Matter.” The enduring strength of the company has been its ability to keep reinventing itself to capitalize on current realities and opportunities. Newell/Rubbermaid has maintained a strong commitment to corporate responsibility and philanthropy by supporting organizations like SkillsUSA, American Red Cross, Habitat for Humanity, and Junior Achievement. They are also one of our strongest supporters for the City of Hope. We are honored to present Newell/Rubbermaid with this year’s Heritage Award.”

S.P. Richards Company, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Genuine Parts Company (GPC: NYSE), distributes a wide spectrum of business products to office products resellers throughout the U.S. and Canada. These products include consumable office supplies, office furniture, computer supplies, consumer electronics, safety and security items, cleaning products, breakroom and food service supplies from all of the major industry manufacturers. S.P. Richards Company markets several proprietary lines under the brand names of Lorell®, Integra™, Sparco™, Genuine Joe®, Nature Saver®, Compucessory®, Elite Image® and Business Source®. The company operates 41 Distribution Centers across the United States and Canada.

Genuine Parts Company is a distributor of automotive replacement parts in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Australasia.
The Company also distributes industrial replacement parts in the U.S., Canada and Mexico through its Motion Industries subsidiary. S. P. Richards Company, the Office Products Group, distributes business products nationwide in the U.S. and Canada. The Electrical/Electronic Group, EIS, Inc., distributes electrical and electronic materials throughout the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Genuine Parts Company had 2013 revenues of $14.1 billion.

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