2013 : Rea Magnet Wire Company
Power Partners’ 2013 Supplier of the Year is Rea Magnet Wire Company, a Fort Wayne, IN, company that is the second largest producer of magnet wire in the world. Everything that is electrically driven, from transformers to cars to computers, contains magnet wire.
“Rea, which has been a key supplier to Power Partners for nearly 20 years, was chosen for many reasons, including safety, quality, delivery, cost and outstanding commitment to customer service,” said Rebecca Ratz, Supply Chain and Purchasing Manager for Power Partners. “Rea and Power Partners collaborate on safety initiatives, value stream mapping and blitz activities, and we actively work together to reduce lead time through streaming of procedures, consignment and other issues. When Power Partners’ utility customers face crisis situations because of storms, Rea’s turnaround time is exceptional. They always put Power Partners first.”
Rea has an outstanding safety record in its industry, and Power Partners employees have had no safety issues working with Rea’s components.