Lance Hunter, CEO of Hodges Warehouse + Logistics announced that the company has been selected as one of three finalists for the medium business award for the 2012 River Region Ethics in Business and Public Service Awards. The awards luncheon will be held on Monday, October 15, 2012 at Wynlakes Golf and Country Club and will feature Dan Cathy, President and Chief Operating Officer of Chick-Fil-A as the luncheons featured speaker. Lance remarked. “We are pleased to be considered for this award, considering all the great things done by so many members of the Montgomery business community in public service and the high ethics we observe in our daily business activities in the River Region.
Whitfield Foods, based in Montgomery Al recently received the Contract Manufacturer of the Year Award for excellence in productivity, cost control, quality and customer service from its primary customer, PepsiCo. Whitfield Foods is one of 64 PepsiCo Contract Manufacturers and produces Tropicana, Dole, Lipton, Sobe, Amp Energy, Gatorade and food service juices and drinks.
Jackie Greene, Hodges Warehouse Operations coordinator leading Hodges, Whitfield operations, commented, “We have enjoyed serving Whitfield with their PepsiCo account. Whitfield is another family owned company in Montgomery, Al (as is Hodges) and we have worked together for years. We are both proud to be locally owned but able to provide business services that exceed the expectations of globally competitive companies like PepsiCo.”
Scott Kiker Associate Professor of Management at Auburn University Montgomery announced today that Hodges Warehouse & Logistics has been nominated for River Region Ethics Award. Factors considered in the nomination process
- Engagement of employees in volunteerism and community service
- Breadth and depth of support for charitable and philanthropic causes that is effective and meaningful given the mission and purpose of the organization
- Emphasis on employee health and/or safety
- Promotion of diversity within the organization
- Support sustainable use of organizational resources through education, financial support, and operational innovation
- Longstanding history and general reputation in the marketplace for ethical business practices
- Demonstrated ethical practices in the buyer/seller relationship
- Tone at the top of the organization that reinforces the importance of ethics.
- A culture and strong internal controls that support compliance with laws and regulations
Lance Hunter, CEO of Hodges commented, “We are extremely humbled and pleased to be considered for this award. So many fine companies within the River Region demonstrate charity and community support every day. We are always challenged by the generosity of others in the River Region business community and are glad just to share a bit in their efforts.”
(see more information at Riverregionethics.com).