Columbus Ohio headquartered US steel processor Worthington Industries Inc has earned recognition as a Partner-level supplier for 2021 and was inducted into the 10-year Supplier Hall of Fame in the John Deere Achieving Excellence Program. Hall of Fame status is given after a supplier attains a Partner-level rating for five consecutive years, and this marks Worthington’s second back-to-back appearance in this category. The Partner-level status is Deere & Company’s highest supplier rating. Worthington was selected for this honor in recognition of its dedication to providing products and service of outstanding quality as well as its commitment to continuous improvement. Employees from Worthington’s dedicated John Deere account team accepted the recognition during virtual ceremonies held earlier this year. Worthington was one of five 10-year Hall of Fame recipients recognized during the event. Suppliers who participate in the Achieving Excellence Program are evaluated annually in several key performance categories, including quality, cost management, delivery, technical support and wavelength, which is a measure of responsiveness. John Deere Supply Management created the program in 1991 to provide a supplier evaluation and feedback process that promotes continuous improvement.Worthington Industries is a supplier of hot-rolled and cold-rolled cut-to-length steel sheets to John Deere Harvester Works in East Moline in Illinois, John Deere Horicon Works in Horicon in Wisconsin and John Deere Ottumwa Works in Ottumwa in Iowa, for the fabrication and assembly of combine harvesters, hay and forage equipment, lawn & garden equipment and utility vehicles.Founded in 1955, Worthington operates 58 facilities in 16 states and nine countries, sells into over 90 countries and employs approximately 9,500 people.