MORTON, IL, July 16, 2015 – G&D Integrated, a leading provider of third party logistics services, announced that the company’s membership in Komatsu America Corporation Midori Kai was renewed for 2015.
“We are extremely excited to have our Midori Kai membership renewed for the eighth consecutive year,” said Mark London, Vice President, Sales & Marketing. “To receive this recognition from Komatsu is confirmation of our core operating principles. We will continue to serve our industry-leading customers with our operating flexibility and innovative approach.”
Over the last twelve months, G&D Integrated has provided Komatsu with a wide range of transportation and logistics solutions, focused on assisting Komatsu in delivering a high level of customer support. The Company has been a member of the Midori Kai supplier association since 2007.
About Midori Kai
Midori Kai is an association of select Komatsu supplier companies that have been chosen for membership based on measurable high standards. The group’s objective is to forge a mutually beneficial business relationship for both suppliers and Komatsu during economic upturns and downturns, by sharing information, technical support and business opportunities.
Midori Kai began in Japan in 1952, and has been a very successful long-term partnership for both Komatsu and its Midori Kai suppliers. Many members have been part of Midori Kai for over 50 years. Komatsu initiated Midori Kai in North America in 2006, and is committed to replicating the long-term business relationships it has had with its Japanese suppliers.
Members of Midori Kai range from small companies to global enterprises and membership offers suppliers access to Komatsu production plans and figures, global opportunities to meet with Komatsu executives as well as investment, technical, engineering and tooling support. Among the benefits for Midori Kai members are potential business opportunities with other Komatsu affiliates, worldwide.
To remain a member of Midori Kai, suppliers must continue to meet the high standards set forth, and be advocates of the program. “Midori Kai” translated into English means “Green Club,” with the concept that Komatsu will plant a seed with its suppliers, and together, they can grow a tree, for the long term.
ABOUT G&D INTEGRATED
G&D Integrated is a specialized provider of transportation and logistics services and has over 100 years of experience advancing innovative global supply chain solutions. Headquartered in Morton, IL, the company provides domestic transportation, contract logistics, and supply chain services to a variety of industries and employs 1,000 employees at over 20 facilities across North America. For more information, visit www.gdintegrated.com.
Susan Himes, Marketing Communications
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