LORD Receives 2007 Vendor of Year Award from IAMG
By: Kimberly Kayler , Constructive Communication , 614-873-6706
(Cary, NC — 05/15/2008)
LORD Corporation – maker of Fusor® Automotive Repair Adhesives — the leading metal and composite bonding solution for automotive body repair — was recently named 2007 Vendor of the Year by The International Autobody Marketing Group (I.A.M.G.), a national association of PBE warehouse distributors throughout the U.S. and Canada.
According to Erika Brower, I.A.M.G. Operations Manager, the award is presented to one successful business partner each year for their overall efforts, industry sales and marketing support to IAMG and their associate warehouses. Lloyd Fields, president of I.A.M.G., highlighted LORD Corporation's outstanding sales support and integrated marketing and promotional programs in his remarks.
“With a positive outlook and dedication to I.A.M.G., LORD worked diligently to support our members by providing quick response, excellent rep support, and a well-informed staff to handle our account,” said Fields. “LORD can be described as a first-class proactive partner to our group and we honor them for excellent professionalism.”
LORD Corporation provides its full product-line of Fusor Automotive Repair Adhesives to I.A.M.G. including adhesives for metal bonding, plastic repair and bumper repair; as well as seam sealers and foams.
Jim Perritt, LORD North America Sales Manager, said this award signifies the close working relationship between LORD and their valued collision industry channel partners. “We are pleased to have been recognized with this honor,” said Perritt. “I.A.M.G. is an important distribution network for LORD and we work hard to fulfill their supplier requirements so the end-user gets what they ordered without delay. To effectively serve the body shop customer, everyone in the supply chain must work as a team. We are proud to be associated with such a professional organization as the I.A.M.G. warehouse distributors and look forward to many years of continued growth in the autobody repair industry through our partnership.“
Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz ., I.A.M.G. is a corporation owned by a group of paint, body and equipment warehouse distributors throughout North America. Their primary goal is to professionally market products and services to the a utomotive a ftermarket. Currently, I.A.M.G. consists of 14 WD Members, 50 distribution locations, and has a dedicated sales team of 135 experienced men and women servicing over 11,000 PBE professional jobbers in the U.S. and Canada.
Developed by LORD, a pioneer and global leader in the development and manufacture of high-performance bonding solutions for more than 50 years, Fusor products are OEM approved and have been a proven solution in the aftermarket for more than a decade. In addition to a wide range of acrylic, epoxy and urethane products for metal and plastic bonding and repair, LORD Fusor products offer a line of sealers, foams, guns and other accessories.