Association of Water Technologies taking nominations for Supplier of the Year

AWT will acknowledge one special individual or company on Sept. 23, at the 2005 AWT Convention and Exposition in Palm Springs, Calif...

McLean, VA, Aug. 9, 2005 -- The Association of Water Technologies (AWT), the organization representing hundreds of regional water treatment companies throughout the United States and internationally, knows how important quality suppliers are to the water technology industry. To honor these suppliers, AWT will acknowledge one special individual or company on Sept. 23, at the 2005 AWT Convention and Exposition in Palm Springs, Calif.

Suppliers -- the distributors and manufacturers serving the water technology industry -- provide a variety of water treatment products, chemicals and equipment that support and advance the independent water treatment industry. Many suppliers are active in research and development and the introduction of special applications. AWT is looking for suppliers who provide not only great customer service and a quality product, but who are especially dedicated to the business needs and goals of the water technology professional.

"AWT realizes that quality suppliers are vital to the success of the water technologist," said Steve MacCarthy, president of AWT. "We decided it was important to start recognizing these extraordinary individuals for all of the support they provide to our businesses and we look forward to honoring one of our suppliers in September."

To nominate a supplier simply fill out a Supplier of the Year nomination form by rating candidates on their customer service skills, accuracy of estimates, knowledgability, availability of sales staff and overall satisfaction, and use the form to explain why the supplier being nominated is worthy of the award. An expert industry panel will judge nominations, and a winner will be chosen based on the criteria presented in the nomination form.

The Association is accepting nominations for the 2005 Supplier of the Year Award until August 22, 2005. To fill out a nomination form, visit www.awt.org. Forms can be submitted via e-mail to analyst@awt.org or mailed to the address on the form.

The Association of Water Technologies is a non-profit trade organization representing hundreds of regional water treatment companies throughout the United States and internationally. These full-service companies specialize in the application of chemical water treatments for industrial and commercial cooling and heating systems. Founded in 1985 by a small group of entrepreneurs concerned about rising cost of product liability insurance for their industry, AWT was formed as a means for distinguishing the water treatment industry which was necessary in order to provide a basis for an industry-wide insurance program. During the past 20 years, it's grown in both size and scope, currently representing nearly 500 companies.

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