Chesapeake Virginia: Usui International Corporation has earned recognition as a Partner-level supplier for 2010 and was also named John Deere Engine Works Supplier of the Year in the John Deere Achieving Excellence Program.

The Partner-level status is Deere & Company’s highest supplier rating. The Usui Chesapeake Virginia Plant -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 1, 2011 in Davenport, Iowa.

Usui International is a supplier of high pressure fuel lines to John Deere’s operation in Waterloo, Iowa.

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.

Usui International Virginia Plant is a manufacturing facility located in Chesapeake who supplies the automobile, agriculture, and construction markets with highly engineered diesel fuel lines as well other specialized assemblies.