Worthington Industries gains recognition as John Deere

COLUMBUS, Ohio, March 22, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Worthington Industries, Inc. (NYSE: WOR) today announced that it has been recognized as a 2021 Partner-Level Supplier and inducted into the Supplier Hall of Fame on 10 years in the John Deere Achieving Excellence program. Hall of Fame status is awarded after a supplier has achieved a partner-level rating for five consecutive years, and this marks Worthington’s second consecutive appearance in this category. Partner-level status is Deere & Company’s highest supplier rating. Worthington was selected for this honor in recognition of its dedication to providing exceptional quality products and services as well as its commitment to continuous improvement.

“Being inducted into the John Deere Supplier Hall of Fame for 10 years, this year in particular, is a milestone worth celebrating,” said Jeff Klingler, president of Worthington Industries Steel Processing. “As 2021 covered one of the tightest steel markets in recent history, this truly demonstrates our team’s commitment to continuous innovation and finding creative solutions to meet the needs of our customers. customers, whatever the challenge.” Klingler added, “We are proud of our long-standing partnership with John Deere and the role we play in supporting their work to positively shape the spaces that support us.

Employees of the John Deere Accounts Team in Worthington accepted the recognition during virtual ceremonies held earlier this year. Worthington was one of five 10-year Hall of Fame recipients recognized at the event.

Worthington Industries is a supplier of hot-rolled and cold-rolled cut-to-length steel plate to John Deere Harvester Works in East Moline, Illinois, John Deere Horicon Works in Horicon, Wisconsin, and John Deere Ottumwa Works in Ottumwa, Iowa, for the manufacture and assembly of combines, hay and forage equipment, lawn and garden equipment and utility vehicles.

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 drives continuous improvement.

About Worthington Industries
Worthington Industries (NYSE: WOR) is a leading industrial manufacturing company that pursues its vision of being a transformative partner to its customers, a force for good in its communities, and to generate exceptional returns for its shareholders. For more than six decades, the company has provided innovative solutions to customers spanning industries such as automotive, energy, retail and construction. Worthington is North America’s leading value-added steel fabricator and producer of laser-welded and electrical sheet steel solutions that provide lightweight, safety-critical and emissions-reducing components to the mobility market. With on-board fueling systems and gas containment solutions, Worthington serves the growing global hydrogen ecosystem. The company’s focus on innovation and manufacturing expertise extends to market-leading consumer products in the tool, outdoor living and celebration categories, sold under brand names, Coleman®Bernzomatic®Balloon time®magnetic torch®Well-X-Trol®General®garden weasel®Pactool International® and Hawkeye™; as well as market-leading building products including water systems, heating and cooling solutions, architectural and acoustical grid ceilings, steel framing and accessories.

Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, Worthington operates 58 facilities in 16 states and nine countries, sells in more than 90 countries and employs approximately 9,500 people. Founded in 1955, the company follows a people-oriented philosophy with the primary corporate objective of making money for its shareholders. Relentlessly seeking new ways to grow and transform, Worthington is committed to providing better solutions for its customers and improving the communities where it operates by reducing waste, supporting community-based nonprofits, and developing the next generations of manufacturers.

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contacts:
SONYA L. HIGGINBOTHAM
VP, CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS & BRAND MANAGEMENT
614.438.7391 | [email protected]

MARCUS A.ROGIER
TREASURER AND HEAD OF INVESTOR RELATIONS
614.840.4663 | [email protected]

200 Old Wilson Bridge Road. | Columbus, Ohio 43085
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