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Highway Connections

Winter 2016


JBK Earns Supplier

Awards from Eastman

for the Sixth

Straight Year

Jack B. Kelley (JBK) was once again

presented with the 2014 Supplier

Excellence Award from Eastman

Chemical Company in recognition

of outstanding quality performance

as a supplier.

“To be recognized six years in a row

with the Eastman Chemical Supplier

Excellence Award is truly amazing,”

says Mark Davis, President of JBK.

“The men and women of the Magnolia,

Ark., Terminal have worked together as a team to provide excellent service on a

consistent basis.”

Congratulations to Dispatcher Ann Warlick; Mechanics Randy Green and William

May; and Drivers Vann Bracewell, Edgar Calderon, Jerry Easter, Tracey Green,

Tom Hendershot, Nelson Howell, Gary Lewis, Travis Liggin, Gary Shipman and

Terry Tatom.

TSC Receives Special

Recognition Award

Transport Service (TSC) Kingsport,

Tenn., Terminal has been named a

recipient of a Special Recognition

Award for 2014 as part of the

Eastman Supplier Excellence


“While TSC may have just missed

qualifying for an Excellence Award,

we recognize that much is asked

of you, and you often go beyond

the call of duty to meet the needs

of our company and customers,”

says Alan Ragsdale, Bulk Truck

Procurement Manager, Eastman

Chemical Company. “This award is

proof that neither goes unnoticed

nor unappreciated.”

As a recognized transportation

and logistics supplier to Eastman

Chemical Company during

2014, TSC earned the status

assigned to Eastman’s most

valued suppliers. This designation

signifies consistent performance

in furnishing Eastman with high-

quality services and working on

Eastman’s behalf to improve their

efficiency and competitiveness in

today’s rapidly-evolving business

environment. It confirms TSC’s

key contribution as a partner of

Eastman Global Logistics in

helping them meet challenging

goals in the areas of delivery

performance, logistics value

proposition, and exceeding

customer service expectations.

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KAG Designated Outstanding Supplier by SWT Group

SWT Group recently presented

KAG with its Outstanding Supplier

Achievement Award. Based in Ontario,

Canada, SWT uses third-party carriers

such as KAG to deliver its asphalt

derivatives and industrial coatings

throughout North America.

In a recent letter of appreciation, SWT

Group thanked KAG for outstanding

service during 2014.

Holly Read-Myers, Supply and

Logistics Manager, SWT Group,

notes, “In 2014, KAG performed 932

transactions with SWT with only seven

recorded problems,” notes Holly Read-

Myers, Supply and Logistics Manager,

SWT Group. KAG has consistently

demonstrated the ability to

provide dependable service in

a time-sensitive manner.”

“KAG has proven to be an outstanding

carrier for us for many years now,”

adds Jonathan Dietzel, Vice President,

Raw Materials, SWT Group. “We

extend our thanks to your employees

for an excellent year, with our sincere

appreciation of their exemplary

performance for 2014. We look forward

to another exceptional year in 2015.”