. Through the program, 37 companies have earned Bendix's top platinum honor, which is achieved by being in the top 10 percent of the Bendix independent aftermarket distributor network.
"We're proud to honor, for the third consecutive year, our select distributors that continue to demonstrate outstanding achievement in sales, while demonstrating the qualities a leading distributor should embody," said Robert Johnson, Bendix vice president for aftermarket sales and marketing. "The hard work of these fine distributors has enabled Bendix to continue in its drive to be an even better supplier."
Bendix evaluates distributors in six key business performance areas. All distributors in the Bendix network earn scores that place them in one of four categories: bronze, silver, gold, or platinum. The highest-scoring distributors are rewarded on a sliding scale with enhanced support from Bendix.
This year's Bendix platinum distributors are:
* American Moving Parts, Los Angeles, Calif.
* B&A Friction Materials, San Jose, Texas
* B&W Trailer Company, San Angelo, Texas
* Buy-Rite Truck Parts, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
* Capitol Clutch & Brake Company, West Sacramento, Calif.
* Carolina Rim & Wheel, Charlotte, N.C.
* Clutch & Brake Xchange, Stockton, Calif.
* Covington Heavy Duty Parts Inc., Andalusia, Ala.
* Drive Train Industries, Denver, Colo.
* Dutch Gosnell Manufacturing & Supply Inc., Lafayette, La.
* First Call Truck Parts, Tallahassee, Fla.
* Fort Garry Industries, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
* Godfrey Brake Service & Supply, Rapid City, S.D.
* Harman Heavy Vehicle Specialists, Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
* Interstate Turbo Supply, Commerce City, Colo.
* Jerry & Keith's Inc., Bakersfield, Calif.
* Macpek, Ste-Foy, Quebec, Canada
* Malmberg Truck Trailer Equipment, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
* Midwest Wheel Companies, Des Moines, Iowa
* Northern Virginia Supply, Springfield, Va.
* Orlando Truck Parts, Orlando, Fla.
* Otts Friction Supply, Portland, Ore.
* Parts For Trucks, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada
* Perfection Equipment, Oklahoma City, Okla.
* Power and Transmission, Fairbanks, Alaska
* Power Brake & Spring Service Co., South Bend, Ind.
* Ressorts Maska, St. Hyacinthe, Quebec, Canada
* Sadler Power Train, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
* San Antonio Brake & Clutch Service, San Antonio, Texas
* Six Robblees, Seattle, Wash.
* Snelson Services Company, Houston, Texas
* Southwest Brake & Parts, Detroit, Mich.
* Total Truck Parts, West Palm Beach, Fla.
* Triple R Truck Parts, Eddystone, Pa.
* Truck and Auto Supply, Anaheim, Calif.
* Truck Parts & Equipment, Wichita, Kan.
* Westpac Heavy Duty, Phoenix, Ariz.