Detroit, June 29, 2020 – Ideal Contracting was named a GM Supplier of the Year by General Motors during a virtual ceremony honoring the recipients of the company’s 28th annual Supplier of the Year awards on Wednesday, June 24, 2020.
During the event, GM recognized 116 of its best suppliers from 15 countries that have consistently exceeded GM’s expectations, created outstanding value or introduced innovations to the company. The awards ceremony was originally scheduled as a live-event to be held in March but was postponed due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The recognition is for supplier performance in the 2019 calendar year.
“Our suppliers play a key role in delivering the products, services and experiences our customers deserve – and these award-winning suppliers went above and beyond our expectations,” said Shilpan Amin, GM vice president, Global Purchasing and Supply Chain.
“We also believe it’s important at this point in time to thank our entire supply base for their efforts the last few months to mitigate the impacts of COVID-19,” added Amin. “Not only have we been able to safely restart our manufacturing operations, our suppliers played a key role in assisting our initiatives to increase the supply of ventilators and personal protection equipment (PPE) for frontline health care workers to help save lives and keep communities safe.”
The Supplier of the Year award winners were chosen by a global team of GM purchasing, engineering, quality, manufacturing and logistics executives. Winners were selected based on performance criteria in Product Purchasing, Global Purchasing and Manufacturing Services, Customer Care and Aftersales, and Logistics.
“We are honored that General Motors recognized Ideal Contracting with its 10th Supplier of the Year Award,” stated Frank Venegas, Jr., Chairman and CEO. “We believe that quality construction projects begin and end with what General Motors needs and expects.”
Venegas went on to say, “On behalf of the Ideal Group and the Venegas Family, I congratulate the whole Ideal Contracting team, our trades, and subcontractors for doing what you do, but most important striving to be better. Together, you have established a solid work culture based on Quality Teamwork and the sharing of best practices. Working with the General Motors teams, you raise the bar higher after every job on health and safety; exceeding customer expectations and delivering quality construction projects. Congratulations on earning this prestigious award!”
In addition, Frank acknowledged the GM Supplier Diversity Program found in 1967. “In many ways this award is a tribute to the General Motors Supplier Diversity Program. In the early days of Ideal Contracting, General Motors Supplier Diversity assigned GM directors and senior professionals to be mentors and ambassadors to guide Ideal Contracting in what it takes to be a GM Supplier in good standing. They taught us so much; the learning continues today. And now, through Ideal Contracting’s Supplier Diversity program, we are paying it forward by mentoring new emerging subcontractors and suppliers. We thank our many General Motors Mentors and Ambassadors.”
“We are grateful to General Motors for its leadership in the manufacturing and distribution of much needed medical supplies and equipment during the COVID-19 Pandemic,” says Venegas. “GM put to good use its manufacturing expertise and engaged its supplier base in and provided much needed hope at the time most needed. This is just another reason to be a General Motors supplier!”
About Ideal Contracting L.L.C.
Ideal Contracting L.L.C. is a Detroit‐based, family-owned minority (MBE) general contractor servicing a variety of markets, including automotive/manufacturing, commercial, energy, heavy industrial, petrochemical, and sports & entertainment. Since being founded in 1998, Ideal Contracting has grown to be one of the largest general contractors in Michigan. With the ability to self‐perform civil, concrete, interior, and steel erection, Ideal Contracting raises the standard for safety, quality and cost control, with unsurpassed customer‐focused service.
General Motors (NYSE: GM) is a global company committed to delivering safer, better and more sustainable ways for people to get around. General Motors, its subsidiaries and its joint venture entities, sell vehicles under the Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, Cadillac, Holden, Baojun and Wuling brands. More information on the company and its subsidiaries, including OnStar, a global leader in vehicle safety and security services, can be found at http://www.gm.com.