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Wheels Recognizes Upfit Supplier of the Year

November 15, 2017 - Press Release

(From left to right) Ahsan Rahim, COO, Wheels; Dave Decker, director, strategic planning, Canfield; Nate Gibson, VP of sales, Canfield; Larry Gibson, president and CEO, Canfield; Joe Brightwell, supply chain manager, Wheels; Steve Wolff, VP of operations, Wheels
(From left to right) Ahsan Rahim, COO, Wheels; Dave Decker, director, strategic planning, Canfield; Nate Gibson, VP of sales, Canfield; Larry Gibson, president and CEO, Canfield; Joe Brightwell, supply chain manager, Wheels; Steve Wolff, VP of operations, Wheels

Wheels Inc. named Canfield Equipment as the recipient of its 2017 Upfit Supplier of the Year Award for performance excellence, exemplary service, and innovation. This is the second year the award has been presented by the fleet management company. 

As part of its supply chain management protocol, Wheels monitors suppliers’ monthly performance in key metrics, including on-time completion, defects per truck, quote turn times, and cycle time. The Supplier of the Year distinction rewards the upfitter who achieved best annual performance overall.

Based in Warren, Mich., with a second location in Maryland, Canfield Equipment Service Inc. is an upfitter for fleet, commercial, and law enforcement vehicles and customized commercial van conversions. Wheels presented the award to Canfield’s executive team on November 10 at the Wheels headquarters in Des Plaines, Ill. 

“Canfield has continuously operated at a high level of excellence throughout 2017, and it is our privilege to commemorate their success with the Wheels Up-Fit Supplier of the Year Award,” said Joe Brightwell, Supply Chain, Quality and Operational Excellence Manager. “Not only did Canfield provide outstanding performance across every category, but they are also a great partner and highly engaged in strategic initiatives to help Wheels meet our client needs, including our Roadmap to Supplier Success and Operating Cost Reduction programs.”

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