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Thermo King Named "Strategic Supplier" by Gillig Corporation

(Minneapolis - February 4, 2009) - Thermo King Corporation was recently awarded "Strategic Supplier" status from Gillig Corporation. Gillig, located in Hayward, California, is the second largest manufacturer of transit buses in North America. The privately-owned company has been in business for over 100 years and was recently acquired by the Crown Family. Thermo King has been a supplier of HVAC equipment and systems to Gillig for the past 25 years.

In 2004 Gillig initiated a semi-annual supplier performance evaluation program called the vSCORE. The comprehensive program rates a number of individual categories such as product quality, on-time delivery and customer service on a scale of one to five, with five being the highest rating. To be named a "Strategic Supplier," a company needs a score of 95 points or higher for four consecutive rating periods (two years). Since the inception of the program, only four other suppliers have qualified for the award.

"This award represents a total team effort by everyone at Thermo King to focus on the customer's needs. Everyone can take pride in this award -- the folks at the Louisville (Georgia) factory, customer service, contract administration and training groups at headquarters in Minneapolis, field service and sales people as well as T.K. Services, Inc. of San Leandro, California, the local Thermo King dealer," says Bill Gall, regional sales manager for Thermo King.

Thermo King Corporation, a business unit of diversified industrial firm Ingersoll-Rand Company Limited, was founded in 1938 and manufactures transport temperature control systems for a variety of mobile applications, including trailers, truck bodies, buses, shipboard containers and railway cars. The company operates 10 manufacturing facilities and 17 parts distribution centers worldwide. Sales and service is provided by a global dealer network of 865 independently owned companies in 75 countries. For more information, access the Thermo King web site at www.thermoking.com.


Thermo King Corporation, a business unit of diversified industrial firm Ingersoll Rand Company Limited, was founded in 1938 and manufactures transport temperature control systems for a variety of mobile applications, including trailers, truck bodies, buses, shipboard containers and railway cars. The company operates 10 manufacturing facilities and 17 parts distribution centers worldwide. Sales and service is provided by a global dealer network of 865 independently owned companies in 75 countries.


Contact:
Mike O'Brien, Thermo King Corporation
952-885-3505
Mike O'Brien

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