For the second consecutive year, The Vernon Company (PPAI 109323) recognized Showdown Displays (PPAI 254687) with its 2018 Supplier of the Year Award during the Newton, Iowa, distributor’s annual National Sales Meeting in April in San Diego, California. Shari Garvalia, national account manager for Showdown Displays, accepted the award.

The Supplier of the Year Award is given annually to the industry supplier that provides the best overall service to The Vernon Company and its customers. The award is based on important considerations, including product selection and quality, pricing, customer service, problem resolution and marketing support programs.

“Typically, we like to spread the love around and recognize a different supplier each year because we have so many great ones. But results of our survey don’t lie and the results were pretty lopsided for this supplier. So, for the first time ever, we had a back-to-back award winner, “ says Vicki Palm, director of marketing for Vernon. “Vernon sales with Showdown increased nearly 40 percent over the past year on top of the 20 percent increase last year.”