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Honda awards Creative Technologies in Orion

October 09, 2013 - Orion Township business Creative Techniques is the only Michigan business to receive The Special Recognition Award from 2013 Honda of America Friday, October 4.

Honda of America Central Region MRO/Indirect Procurement staff presented the award to the company's entire team.

"It's not easy to be a supplier to Honda," Monica Oliverio said, unit manager of Honda's central region. "We are always making last minute changes because we want perfection, and they [Creative Solutions] really rose to the occasion, so we definitely wanted to recognize them for their efforts."

Creative Techniques is a reusable packaging industry creating sustainable products that minimize waste and improve supply chain environmental performance. Every one of the trays, totes, containers, pallets and lids shipped to Honda and other suppliers are made from 100 percent recyclable and/or recycled materials.

The product the award specifically acknowledged is a unique tray and tray holder system.

"We produced a product out of plastic that they would normally have to produce out of aluminum, so we were able to do it at a more cost effective fashion," Tom Fedorezyk , sales engineer for the company, said. "They were able to use it for two things, one was for their process of the assembly machine and the other was for a shipping process, so it was a dual use bi-product, and it's modular for other future designs. It will be easy to move up against and handle other projects," he said.

The Special Recognition Award was only given to six companies within an MRO supply base of approximately 5,000 organizations. Not only did it recognize Creative Technologies' specific tray holder product, but also for their "outstanding performance and achievement in packaging from April 2012 through March 2013."

"Any supplier can deliver a product on time, however we really stress the value and capabilities a supplier can bring to the table," Oliverio said. "This year the packaging team highly recommended Creative Techniques for their work on the product because they were able to innovate the design, build the product and get it to our suppliers when it was needed, so the significant value throughout the total process really set them apart."

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