HCC earns recognition as a John Deere Partner-level Supplier

March 06, 2013

MENDOTA, IL – HCC, inc. has earned recognition as a Partner-level supplier for 2012 in the John Deere Achieving Excellence Program. The Partner-level status is Deere & Company’s highest supplier rating. The Mendota-based company was selected for the honor in recognition of its dedication to providing products and service of outstanding quality as well as its commitment to continuous improvement. Company employees accepted the recognition during formal ceremonies held on March 5 in Davenport, Iowa.

HCC, inc. is a supplier of complex assemblies including Reels and Sieves to John Deere’s Harvester Works in Moline.

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.

Since 1883 HCC, inc. has been an innovator in agricultural harvesting equipment from the invention of the first commercial grain weigher to the Hume pickup reel and the floating cutterbar. Through the years HCC has grown to become the world’s largest producer of reels and sieves for combines, supplying most major harvesting equipment manufacturers around the globe. HCC is proud to be employee owned.