Joy Global Honors JADCO Manufacturing with 2013 Premier Supplier Award


For a very rare second year in a row, Joy Global honored JADCO Manufacturing with its prominent 2013 Premier Supplier Award, which is reserved for suppliers who meet extremely strict performance standards. JADCO provides custom wear steel solutions to Joy Global, not only in the United States, but all over the world.

“It was an immense honor to win this award last year, but two years in a row just shows how truly dedicated we are to our customers and their needs,” Scott Rife told the staff of JADCO during the award ceremony on Friday, June 20th. “It shows how much our hard work and commitment to our customers is appreciated and noticed.”

Tom Friedrich came to JADCO to represent Joy Global in presenting the award. He was beyond pleased to see JADCO meet and exceed the supplier metrics for another year.

Tom stated, “It really is hard for a company to earn this award. But earning it back to back years is rare.”

Only top suppliers for Joy Global, worldwide, are eligible for the award after meeting specific criteria. JADCO also excelled in providing cost saving opportunities, innovation, and supplier collaboration, which was also a major factor in their selection for this award. Each year the award is presented to the top suppliers based on the previous year’s ratings.


From left to right, Scott Rife (Vice President, JADCO), Christine Lambert (JADCO), Tom Friedrich (Senior Buyer, Joy Global)

JADCO Manufacturing, Inc., was established more than 30 years ago and is headquartered in Zelienople, PA. Over the past 25 years JADCO has built a strong and valuable business relationship with Joy Global that continues to flourish today.

JADCO manufactures proprietary QT PLUS™ and CHROMEWELD 600™ wear plate brands that are used to solve impact and abrasion challenges in a wide range of industries, including aggregates, cement, chemical, coal, mining, dredging, materials handling, power generation, pulp-and-paper, recycling, and steel production. QT PLUS wear plate provides ten times the wear life of conventional steel; CHROMEWELD 600 chromium-carbide overlay steel outlasts virtually any material in high-abrasion applications.