— Superior was one of six suppliers out of 4,000 to receive the annual award —
Buffalo, New York – Acara, a premier provider of workforce and outsourcing solutions around the globe, was awarded the 2013 Supplier of the Year Award in the Contingent Labor category from the Arizona Public Service Company (APS).
APS’s Supplier of the Year Awards program was established to recognize the value of the vital partnerships that suppliers developed with the company. The award allows APS to recognize Superior’s performance in support of APS’ Strategic Framework and Supply Chain Vision.
Superior was nominated for the award by APS employees. Together with the levels of customer service, evaluation criteria included:
- showing a commitment to sustainability,
- being actively involved in the community, and
- focusing on health, safety and environmental concerns
Superior was one of six businesses to receive the award out of 4,000 suppliers.
“One of the hallmarks of our business is the customer partnerships we build with outstanding organizations like the Arizona Public Service Company,” Lynne Marie Finn, President and CEO, Superior Workforce Solutions, Inc., a Acara company, said. “We are honored to be recognized by APS as a Supplier of the Year in the Contingent Labor category, and we look forward to continuing to grow our relationship with them by providing first-class workforce solutions.”
“Through their actions, these companies have demonstrated a dedication to customer service and a commitment to providing additional value to their relationships with APS,” said Barbara Gomez, APS Vice President and Chief Procurement Officer. “We would like to see our other business partners emulate the actions taken by our award winners. Our customers directly benefit from the great relationships we have with these suppliers and the value they provide.”
Founded in 1957, Acara provides agile workforce solutions organized into three complementary categories: People, Process, and Project Outsourcing. Superior’s people services include contingent staffing, direct placement, and executive search services. The company’s strategicprocess services enhance productivity, compliance, and cost savings through managed service programs (MSPs), vendor management systems (VMS) and independent contractor compliance programs. Outsourcing solutions include CAD, HR, risk management, recruitment, and IT outsourcing. Headquartered in Buffalo, NY, Superior maintains offices throughout North America, as well as in South America, Europe, and Asia.
About Arizona Public Service Company:
APS, Arizona’s largest and longest-serving electricity utility, serves more than 1.1 million customers in 11 of the state’s 15 counties. With headquarters in Phoenix, APS is the principal subsidiary of Pinnacle West Capital Corp. (NYSE: PNW).