Ergon Receives Supplier Excellence Award from Eastman Chemical Company

Tue., Jun 24, 2014

Vicksburg, Miss. — Ergon Refining, Inc., and Ergon, Inc., were presented the Supplier Excellence Award by Elzear Lemieux, Senior Global Procurement Manager at Eastman Chemical Company on Tuesday, June 17, 2014.

Annually, Eastman recognizes suppliers that have performed above and beyond the expectations set through its Supplier Excellence Program. Ergon supplies Eastman with process oils to be distributed to their global plant sites, including Europe and Asia.

Ergon Refining's President Don Davis and Vice President Kenneth Dillard accepted the awards on behalf of Ergon.

“I just think it's an example of how well our employees do. They're dedicated. They're hardworking. They take quality seriously,” said Dillard, “We have a lot of people that made this happen.”

Recipients of this award have to meet stringent requirements over a two-year period, such as being on specification 99% of the time, and providing on-time rail delivery 95% of the time.

About Eastman Chemical Company
Eastman is a global specialty chemical company that produces a broad range of products found in items people use every day. With a portfolio of specialty businesses, Eastman works with customers to deliver innovative products and solutions while maintaining a commitment to safety and sustainability. Its market-driven approaches take advantage of world-class technology platforms and leading positions in attractive end-markets such as transportation, building and construction and consumables. Eastman focuses on creating consistent, superior value for all stakeholders. As a globally diverse company, Eastman serves customers in approximately 100 countries and had 2013 revenues of approximately $9.4 billion. The company is headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee, USA and employs approximately 14,000 people around the world. For more information, visit

About Ergon Refining, Inc.
Ergon Refining, Inc., an Ergon company, is the world's largest producer of naphthenic oils. The company supplies base, process, and insulating oils to customers around the globe.

About Ergon, Inc.
Ergon, Inc. is a privately held company that operates under six primary business segments: Refining & Marketing, Asphalt & Emulsions, Transportation & Terminaling, Oil & Gas, Real Estate, and Corporate & Other.

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