Aerofil Technology Inc., Sullivan, was honored with the 2016 3M Supplier of the Year Award in recognition of the company’s contribution to improving 3M’s competitiveness and helping to drive sustainability.

The company is an industry leader in lean aerosol and liquid contract packaging.

This year, 3M recognized 11 suppliers, among thousands in its global supply base, for world class performance in providing products and/or services. These suppliers were identified and rated based on strategic spending, contract compliance, actions taken to improve 3M’s relevance and overall supplier performance (quality, delivery, responsiveness, cost, technology roadmaps).

An awards ceremony and dinner were held on Sept. 11-12 at 3M’s St. Paul campus.

“Our suppliers are critical to our ability to execute our business strategies, benefit our customers and reach our 2025 Sustainability Goals,” said Jose Varela, 3M’s vice president of sourcing operations.

“We are fortunate to work with great suppliers who are committed to maintaining a partnership with 3M and helping us service our global customers with the innovative and valuable solutions they expect,” he said. “It’s important that we recognize our most outstanding suppliers, and that’s what this award is all about.”

About Aerofil

Aerofil Technology Inc. (ATI) began in Sullivan in 1988. ATI has been serving customers around the globe under the same trusted ownership for nearly three decades.

In 1988, ATI began with two aerosol lines and less than 50,000 square feet of space. Now, its state-of-the-art facility includes 10 production lines for aerosol and liquid filling, a 2,500-square-foot Technical Center, 520,000 square feet of workspace, and over 500 employees.

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