Suppliers of the Year – 2018

Sea-Dog Line, UflexUSA and Gold Eagle are the winners of the 2018 Supplier of the Year Awards in the Diamond, Platinum, and Gold award categories respectively.

Sea-Dog Line, UflexUSA and Gold Eagle are the winners of the 2018 Supplier of the Year Awards in the Diamond, Platinum, and Gold award categories respectively. The awards were announced during the NMDA’s Annual Sales, Training, Education & Purchasing (S.T.E.P.) Conference in Rosemont, IL.

Diamond – Sea-Dog Line, Everett, WA,  is a leading supplier of over 5,500 marine dock, deck and rigging hardware items, 12‐volt electrical/ lighting and ventilation accessories. The runner-up in this category is Blue Sea Systems.

Platinum – UflexUSA, Sarasota, FL, was, established in 1935 as a flexible metal hose
producer, has grown to lead the design, development and manufacturing of marine steering and control systems.The company provides both OEM and aftermarket parts to the industry. The runner-up in the Platinum category is Polyform USA.

Gold – Gold Eagle, Chicago, IL,  was started in 1932 in a small Chicago storefront. The original focus of Gold Eagle was on preventing and curing the toughest engine problems. The company has evolved beyond the engine to offer complete protection for all things from cars to boats to recreation equipment.The runner-up in this category was Meguiar’s.

NMDA also presented three Special Focus Awards in the Diamond, Platinum and Gold categories, with a first ever tie in the Platinum Category. In the Diamond category, Sea-Dog Line receives the awards for Best All Around Packaging, Marketing Philosophy, and Supply Chain Standards Efficiency.

In the Platinum category, Best All Around Packaging is a tie between Perko and UflexUSA. The Marketing Philosophy award goes to UflexUSA, and the Supply Chain Standards Efficiency Award is earned by Polyform. In the Gold category, Gold Eagle wins the award for Marketing Philosophy, ASA Electronics earns Best All Around Packaging, and Caframo Limited earns the Supply Chain Standards Efficiency award.

The wholesale distributor members of NMDA have voted annually since 1972 to recognize their top suppliers for overall excellence in supply chain management, marketing, packaging & shipping and customer service.

We thank our distributor members for voting for these important awards.