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Thermo King Wins Sysco Supplier of the Year Award

(Minneapolis - February 11, 2009) - Thermo King was recently recognized as an "Operations Supplier of the Year" by Sysco Corporation, North America's largest foodservice marketer and distributor. The honor was presented at Sysco's first Super Regional Conference held in Houston, Texas on January 13, 2009. This is the second year in a row that Thermo King has won the award. Thermo King supplies refrigeration units and parts and service support to Sysco.

The winners were chosen by Sysco's operations personnel and were evaluated on their ability to satisfy Sysco's requirements in a cost effective and efficient manner. Criteria also included elements that measure a supplier's ability to be a good team player: flexibility, innovation, accuracy, a strong sense of professional ethics and integrity, good communications and quality products and services. The winners received the highest rating in their category.

"This award is the result of great customer service and lots of hard work by Thermo King dealers and employees," said Ron Fernandez, national account manager for Thermo King.

Sysco Corporation is the global leader in selling, marketing and distributing food products to restaurants, healthcare and educational facilities, lodging establishments and other customers that prepare meals away from home. Its family of products also includes equipment and supplies for the foodservice and hospitality industries. For the fiscal year 2008, the company generated over $37 billion in sales. The company operates 170 plus distribution facilities, serving approximately 400,000 customers.

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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