SOUTHFIELD, Mich. - John Deere Welland Works, Welland, Ontario, has recognized BASF as a "Partner Supplier," the highest level in the John Deere "Achieving Excellence" supplier program. BASF Canada Specialty and Industrial Markets, with support from BASF's Commercial Transportation Solutions (CTS) group based in Southfield, Mich., supplies electrocoats and other coating products to the John Deere plant in Welland, which manufactures utility vehicles and attachments for agricultural equipment.