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July 30, 2010
James Hardie® Recognized for Sixth Straight Year by David Weekley Homes for Outstanding Quality and Service
July 30, 2010 - James Hardie Building Products Inc. (NYSE: JHX), the world's leading manufacturer of fiber cement building products, was today awarded its sixth straight illustrious "Partners of Choice Award" for outstanding quality and service by David Weekley Homes.
James Hardie received top honors with a perfect score of "A" for both the quality of its products and the service that James Hardie provides to the nation's second largest for-profit privately held homebuilder.
"It is an honor to be recognized as a 'Partner of Choice' for the sixth straight year by David Weekley Homes and to receive our sixth straight A,A rating," said Dan Tresch, strategic accounts and business development manager for James Hardie. "We constantly strive to provide all of our customers, be they builders, contractors, installers or homeowners, with only the highest quality experience. This award is a reaffirmation of the hard work and effort put in by everyone at James Hardie and our valued channel partners."
The distinguished "Partners of Choice Award" is based on Weekley's renowned National Trading Partner survey. Now in its seventh year, the survey represents Weekley's groundbreaking approach for fostering the partnering proposition with its suppliers, and is consequently setting new industry standards. Approximately 600 team members, representing every facet of David Weekley Homes' extensive building and construction business, review approximately 150 of David Weekley Homes' partners and suppliers. Scores are then tallied, averaged, and placed in descending order. Alpha rankings are then assigned in descending order in 20% increments from A to F.
"World-class excellence is an abstract term. In short, it is when you are willing to put your products and services up against anybody anywhere, anytime, and come out on top. We believe the National Trading Partner Survey is a practical way to measure world-class excellence," says Bill Justus vice president of Supply Chain Services for David Weekley Homes and chief architect behind this visionary approach. Justus continues, "What James Hardie has done is beyond incredible. For six consecutive years, they have demonstrated world-class excellence in the face of radical swings in the marketplace. They work their channeltraining, checking, recheckingworking with everyone from designers to applicators to ensure that they are able to execute their jobs at the highest level."
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