Wabash Names Webb Wheel Supplier of the Year


Wabash Recognizes Outstanding Suppliers for 2023

Webb Wheel named supplier of the year

LAFAYETTE, Ind. – (Trailer Technician) — Wabash (NYSE: WNC), the visionary leader of connected solutions for the transportation, logistics and distribution industries, recognizes 42 of its top suppliers with 2023 Wabash Supplier Awards for supply chain excellence.

“Our suppliers are invaluable partners in our journey to deliver breakthrough, cost-effective solutions to our customers,” said Richard Mansilla, vice president, global procurement for Wabash. “Their support and collaboration are instrumental in overcoming both near- and long-term supply chain challenges. We deeply appreciate the relationships we have built, as they enable us to continuously innovate and meet the evolving needs of the industry.”

Wabash presents annual awards to top suppliers for excellence in supply chain performance, considering criteria such as innovation, quality, delivery, cost and service. The company’s highest honor is its Pinnacle Award, which recognizes the company’s supplier of the year.

Webb Wheel Products

This year’s Pinnacle Award winner is Webb Wheel OEM of Tell City, Ind., a Marmon/Berkshire Hathaway company that manufactures brake drums, hubs, calipers, and rotors for medium and heavy-duty trucks, trailers and buses. The company’s commitment to quality is strengthened by continuous improvement in both products and processes. This marks Webb Wheel’s ninth overall Wabash supplier award and first Pinnacle Award.

“For over 15 years, Webb Wheel has been a key supplier of brake hubs and wheel drums for Wabash’s van and platform trailers,” Mansilla added. “Webb Wheel is a consistent leader in on-time delivery, quality and continuous improvement. Last year, in particular, they held true to their commitment to keeping Wabash supplied by being adaptable and agile through periods of constraints.”

“We very much value the strategic partnership we have with Wabash, which goes well beyond simply selling them products,” said PJ Caplan, vice president of sales and marketing at Webb Wheel’s OEM business unit. “Being presented with this prestigious award is recognition of the commitment and hard work that every employee at Webb Wheel has invested in serving one of our most important customers. We are humbled to be recognized in this manner.”

Thirty-two companies earned Platinum Awards for excellence in supply chain performance. These select group of suppliers have demonstrated an ongoing commitment to excellence and logistics optimization that support Wabash’s growth and accelerating innovation.

Platinum Award winners are (in alphabetical order):

  • All State Fastener
  • Clarience Technologies
  • Constellium
  • Crossroads Galvanizing
  • Dayton Freight
  • Dow Chemical
  • Elliott Company of Indianapolis
  • Engineered Components Corp
  • Fastenal
  • Hydro
  • Hynes Industries
  • Kirby Risk
  • KW Plastics Recycling
  • Lafayette Logistics LLC
  • Lafayette Steel Sales
  • Landstar System, Inc.
  • Lee Industrial Contracting
  • Linde Gas & Equipment Inc.
  • Old Dominion Freight Line
  • Phillips Industries
  • Pink Team
  • Process Development & Fabrication
  • Rex Don
  • Rockland Flooring
  • Ryerson
  • Securit Metal Products
  • Spurlock
  • Steel Dynamics
  • The Sherwin-Williams Company
  • TransLand
  • Wiley Metal Fabrication

In addition, BCM One, G & W Products, Hendrickson, Hutchens Industries, NKR Product Development Solutions LLC, Sanco Services, SKF, Southeastern Commercial Fabricators and Transglobal received Distinguished Supplier Awards for outstanding customer service, business responsiveness and performance.

Wabash: Changing How the World Reaches You®

Wabash (NYSE: WNC) is the visionary leader of connected solutions for the transportation, logistics and distribution industries that is Changing How the World Reaches You®. Headquartered in Lafayette, Indiana, the company enables customers to thrive by providing insight into tomorrow and delivering pragmatic solutions today to move everything from first to final mile. Wabash designs, manufactures, and services a diverse range of products, including: dry freight and refrigerated trailers, flatbed trailers, tank trailers, dry and refrigerated truck bodies, structural composite panels and products, trailer aerodynamic solutions, and specialty food grade processing equipment. Learn more at onewabash.com.