Lowe's Recognizes Horizon Lines with 2006 Platinum Carrier Award for Outstanding Service
CHARLOTTE, NC, February 20, 2007 – The Lowe’s Companies Inc. Home Improvement Transportation Division has awarded Horizon Lines with its most prestigious honor, The 2006 Platinum Carrier Award for the highest levels of delivered service. The award was presented at the home improvement retailer’s annual carrier meetings held in Wilkesboro, NC last month.
This is the sixth consecutive year Horizon Lines has been honored by Lowe’s. Lowe’s has awarded Horizon Lines with its Outstanding Ocean Service Provider Award for the Jones Act trades every year since 2001. This year’s upgraded honor recognized the ocean carrier’s 99.9% on-time service performance.
The award was presented by Steven W. Palmer, Vice President of Transportation for Lowe’s. He said, “Horizon Lines is willing and able to work with our team to realize efficiencies throughout the supply chain for our Alaska and Hawaii stores.” Brian Taylor, Horizon’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing, accepted the award on the carrier’s behalf. “It’s a great recognition of our people and the passion they have for what they do, in both process and service delivery. He continued, “We are thrilled to be honored by one of the nation’s leading growth companies.”
About Horizon Lines
Horizon Lines, Inc. is the nation’s leading Jones Act container shipping and integrated logistics company, operating 16 U.S.-flag vessels on routes linking the continental United States with Alaska, Hawaii, Guam, and Puerto Rico. Horizon Lines also owns Horizon Services Group, an organization with a diversified offering of cargo management and tracking services being marketed to shippers, carriers, and other supply chain participants. Horizon Lines, Inc. trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol HRZ.
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