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Supplier snags top Honda award

June 30, 2016
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Rick Schostek, Honda North America EVP; Sharon Darby, Cascade Engineering HR Manager Environmental Safe & Sustainability; Rich Brouckaert, Cascade Engineering Automotive Americas VP. Courtesy Cascade Engineering

Honda has recognized a local company for is corporate citizenship with an award that is given annually to only one of its 600 North American suppliers.

Cascade Engineering of Grand Rapids is the recipient of this year’s Corporate Citizenship Award, which was presented by Honda during the car maker’s recent annual supplier conference.

The award is presented each year to one supplier that shows an “exceptional commitment to social responsibility and leadership in the areas of health, safety, diversity, community involvement, ethics and compliance, human rights and the environment.”

Cascade Engineering has a strong commitment to corporate social responsibility, and is one of the largest Certified B-Corps in the world.

Mark Miller, president and CEO of Cascade Engineering, said the company is “grateful” to receive the recognition.

Cascade Engineering also was one of only 36 suppliers to receive Honda’s Excellence in Quality Award this year.

The honorees for the Excellence in Quality Award also are selected from Honda’s more than 600 suppliers, who must demonstrate a “better than average” total supply base in quality and delivery.

Miller said receiving the Excellence in Quality Award is a “true testament” to Cascade Engineering’s team and their “dedication to superior quality.”

Honda honored 93 North American auto suppliers for achievements in supplying parts and materials at the 32nd annual Honda Supplier Conference, which was held in Indianapolis.

Cascade Engineering is a global manufacturing company comprised of nine business units supporting a broad diversity of markets including transportation, environmental services, office furniture, RFID asset management, agriculture/industrial material handling and polymer compounding.

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