CHICAGO - Dow Corning Corp. has named CHEMCENTRAL 2004 Supplier of the Year. The award recognizes CHEMCENTRAL's commitment to excellence and customer satisfaction. CHEMCENTRAL was the only one of 8,000 suppliers to Dow Corning's Americas business to be selected for the prestigious award. CHEMCENTRAL distributes chemical products and provides packing, drumming, inventory management, and logistical and cost-control solutions to Dow Corning.

"CHEMCENTRAL has set a benchmark that other companies will have to meet," said Dennis Buckler, Dow Corning Americas procurement manager, who presented the award plaque at CHEMCENTRAL's Grand Rapids, Mich., facility. "CHEMCENTRAL has provided more than a 95 percent rate of on-time delivery and is 97 percent error-free," said Buckler.