BOCA RATON, Fla. â€“ July 11, 2006 â€“ Last month at Sears Holdings Corporationâ€™s headquarters in Hoffman Estates, Ill., ADT Security Services was one of the select companies to receive top honors at the Sears Holdingsâ€™ 2005 Partners in Progress awards. ADT, a unit of Tyco Fire & Security, received the awards for Supplier of the Year and Quality Supplier of the Year in the Non Merchandise Loss Prevention category.
The prestigious Partners in Progress award is presented annually to a select group of supplier companies that provide Sears Holdings with quality products and services, from apparel, appliances and tools to marketing, facilities design and technology. Less than one percent of Sears Holdingsâ€™ more than 40,000 suppliers earn the coveted award each year.
The winning companies were hosted by Aylwin B. Lewis, chief executive officer and president of Sears Holdings Corporation.
â€œStrong and productive supplier relationships are critical to building relationships with our Kmart and Sears customers,â€ said Lewis. â€œAs a new company, Sears Holdings has an opportunity to better serve our customers by working hand in hand with our suppliers. Weâ€™re pleased to have the opportunity, through the Partners in Progress program, to recognize the suppliers who have gone the extra mile to support our company.â€
â€œADT has helped protect our nationâ€™s retailers for more than 30 years,â€ said Rex Gillette, vice president of ADTâ€™s Retail Division. â€œThis recognition honors our team members for their customer-driven focus on finding the best security solutions for our customersâ€™ needs.â€
Started more than 20 years ago, the Partners in Progress program recognizes sources for product or service quality, innovation, diversity and overall market performance. The winners were selected from nominations submitted by Searsâ€™ associates who purchase goods and services for the company.