By Rhonda Miller
PBN Staff Writer
DETROIT, Mich.- Hope Valley Industries, a North Kingstown supplier of automotive floor mats, has been recognized as a 2012 Supplier of the Year by General Motors.
“Suppliers play a critical role in our business and we’re thrilled to recognize those we consider to be world-class,” Grace Lieblein, GM vice president for global purchasing and supply chain, said at the awards ceremony in mid-March at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit.
“Each winning company consistently exceeded our expectations by being innovative, delivering high quality products and services on time and by creating outstanding value,” Lieblein said in recognition of 83 recipients of the Supplier of the Year award, who are based in 17 countries with manufacturing and support services around the globe.
Hope Valley Industries is a manufacturer of all-weather automotive accessories, including floor mats, mud flaps and fender flares, according to the company website.