OmniTRAX Names A&K Railroad Materials its Supplier of the Year

OmniTRAX, Inc. has named A & K Railroad Materials Inc., a provider of track solutions, as the recipient of its Second Annual Supplier of the Year Award. The crystal trophy award will be presented on May 19, 2017, at the OmniTRAX annual Golf Tournament in Broomfield, Colo.

A & K Railroad Materials has been awarded the 2016 “Supplier of the Year” award based on strong performance deliverables in safety, project completion, 100 percent on time shipments, and communication/response to OmniTRAX requirements.

“A & K has been working with OmniTRAX for more than 20 years, covering all of our operations in North America, and the company’s performance in 2016 was stellar,” said Robert Snyder, OmniTRAX senior director of procurement. “A & K had a perfect safety record on several challenging projects, a 100 percent on time shipping record, an unequaled quoting system and world class customer service. Their work on the Oberlin project in Nebraska, where A & K reverted 50 miles of track back to nature on schedule while meeting budget, is a great example of the company’s performance over the years.”

Rhonda Nicoloff, president of A & K Railroad Materials, stated, “The team at A & K Railroad Materials works incredibly hard to make sure our customers are pleased with our work. We truly appreciate the honor and the strong relationship we have with OmniTRAX.”

The supplier of year is based on a scorecard system and consideration by company’s Supplier Council. Suppliers are evaluated in six categories, including Safety Performance, Value Engineering, On Time/Early Project Completion, Workmanship Quality, and new Technology/Innovation. 

A & K Railroad Materials’ metrics included:

  • 100 percent on time shipments;
  • Zero quality issues;
  • Zero safety issues reported;
  • 95 points scored on the supplier scorecard;
  • #1 ranking for top tier spend supplier; and
  • Voted top supplier by the OmniTRAX Supplier Council and procurement team.