Strong Arm was named the Federated Outstanding Co-Man Vendor of the Year. In addition, KYB Americas Corporation was honored as the Federated Co-Man Vendor of the Year – Order Fill. Presented annually, these Co-Man vendor awards recognize supplier partners who have shown outstanding dedication and support of the Federated Co-Man operation and programs.
"The Federated Co-Man program is one of our members' biggest assets in helping them run successful businesses, and it is imperative that our supplier partners understand the importance of the operation to the entire Federated organization," said Rusty Bishop, CEO of Federated Auto Parts. "While all our Co-Man vendors do an excellent job supporting the program, Strong Arm and KYB stood out as leaders, going over and above and delivering results. We thank them and look forward to many more years of partnership."
The Federated Co-Man enterprise began with Federated members deciding to open a jointly-owned warehouse. The operation has seen volume grow double digits each year since its inception, expanding numerous times over the years to meet the rapidly growing demand of members.