Lee Container Corp., manufacturer of HDPE containers to the crop protection industry, has received the “Partners in Quality” award from Syngenta Crop Protection. It is the second consecutive year for Lee Container to receive the global award recognizing suppliers to Syngenta for their high quality standards and performance. Lee is only one of two companies to receive the award a second time.
Syngenta officials presented “Partners in Quality” at the Lee Container plant in Centerville, IA. “The Centerville plant began operations two and a half years ago and since that time, virtually no quality complaints have been made,” says Robert Varnedoe, Lee Container executive vice president. “This has been a defining moment for Lee. We can’t say enough about the great jobs each employee has done to make this award possible.”
Syngenta quality specialist Patty Krajewska and Syngenta NAFTA procurement head David Wolverton, made the presentation citing the special relationship between Lee and Syngenta that began 21 years ago, and also acknowledging that as a valued supplier Lee Container has a 99.8 quality rating.
Lee Container was only one of 60 companies from 30,000 suppliers around the world to be honored by Syngenta as a “Partners in Quality” leader, and only one of two companies from North America invited to attend the annual Syngenta Procurement Conference in Berlin, Germany.
Greg Fenton, Lee Container facility manager was pleased to have the award presented at the Centerville, IA, plant. “What a great achievement to receive the quality award a second time. Our employees are extremely proud, and we are proud of them.”