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Strouse Wins 3M Supplier of the Year Award

By Sue Chambers on Aug 21, 2018 7:30:00 AM

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Award recognizes suppliers who improve 3M’s competitiveness

St. Paul, Minn. August 21, 2018 -- Strouse, a 3M Preferred Converter of pressure sensitive adhesives, was honored with the 2017 3M Supplier of the Year Award in recognition of the company’s contribution to improving 3M’s competitiveness.

This year, 3M recognized 16 suppliers -- among thousands in its global supply base -- for world class performance in providing products and/or services. These suppliers were identified and rated based on strategic spend, contract compliance, actions taken to improve 3M’s relevance and overall supplier performance (quality, delivery, responsiveness, cost, technology roadmaps). An awards ceremony will be held October 3, 2018 at the 3M Innovation Center.

We are honored to be recognized with 3M's Supplier of the Year award," says Sue Chambers, President and CEO of Strouse. " This award is truly a testament to our drive to be customer centric, focusing on innovative product development, state-of-the-art manufacturing and robotic investments that enable customers to be more competitive.  We are proud to work for 3M who continues to deliver innovative pressure sensitive adhesives, enabling science and technology to improve our everyday lives.

“Supplier collaboration is critical to supply chain success,” said Debora Fronczak, vice president, 3M Strategic Sourcing. “We are fortunate to work with great suppliers who are committed to fostering a relationship with 3M. These partnerships help us to serve our customers with innovative and valuable solutions. It’s important that we recognize our most outstanding suppliers, and that’s what this award is all about.”

Strouse is a die cut manufacturer with over 30 years of industry experience. We die cut adhesives, foams, liners, plastics, metals, and many other materials for our customers. Serving the medical, automotive, military, appliance, and renewable energy industries, Strouse continues to innovate our technology, service, quality and all other facets of our manufacturing process. With a quality management system registered to ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 13485:2016 standards, Strouse not only has a commitment to quality but excellent customer service. A full team of design and development engineers allows Strouse to invest the necessary time and resources for each and every project. Located in Westminster, Maryland, Strouse can be contacted directly at 1-800-410-8273 or visit our website for more info at https://www.strouse.com/

 

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Sue Chambers

Written by Sue Chambers

As the CEO and President of Strouse Corporation, Sue Chambers is responsible for leading all facets of the business. Sue has a proven executive management track record and over 20 years of experience driving sales growth and operational innovation in the adhesive conversion industry. Sue possesses strong leadership, strategic vision, and savvy marketing skills. Sue has an MBA from Loyola University in Maryland. Since 1997 Sue Chambers joined Strouse and led the transformation into an enterprise-focused company while growing the company into a world leader in the innovative production of pressure-sensitive adhesive with revenue of over 20 million and growing. In the last three years, Strouse revenue has grown 62%; the number of employees has grown and continues to achieve and maintain ISO 9001 and ISO 13485 certification. Strouse built a new production plant going from 40,000 to 62,500 square feet, increasing the production space by 50%. The building also can expand to 82,500 sq. Feet. Sue is active in the community serving on the Industrial Development Board presently and earning several business awards over the years. Most recently, 3M has recognized Strouse as a supplier of the year. She is also on the Dale Chambers Foundation board that raises money for local charities in the community.

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