Crystal D Wins Supplier of the Year Award at ARA Show

Crystal D, a leading supplier of corporate awards and plaques from St. Paul, Minn., received the Single Location Supplier of the Year Award at the 2013 ARA International Awards Gala, sponsored by the Awards and Recognition Association (ARA).

The Awards and Recognition Association is a membership organization of 4,000 companies dedicated to increasing professionalism of recognition specialists and advancing the awards and engraving industry.

The Supplier of the Year Award is one of the most prestigious association awards at the gala. ARA retail members nominate suppliers in this competition and are asked to rank suppliers based on the following criteria:

  • Customer Service
  • Quality of Products
  • Technical Support
  • Creativity of Products
  • Delivery
  • Community Involvement

The ARA Awards Committee analyzes the results and selects one company who exemplified this criteria throughout the 2012 year. Crystal D was among six companies who were nominated for this elite award. Chuck Dahlgren, president of Crystal D, accepted the Gold Obelisk Award on the company’s behalf.

“Being selected as the 2012 Supplier of the Year is an honor,” Dahlgren said. “We are very grateful to the members of ARA for their confidence in our organization. Receiving this award is an amazing accomplishment for our team. Crystal D strives to provide our customers with world-class service and awards.”

A full list of award recipients will be featured in the April issue of Recognition Review magazine.

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