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Applied Industrial Technologies Receives Platinum Alliance Supplier Award from Vulcan Materials Company


CLEVELAND, OH (June 10, 2010) – Applied Industrial Technologies (NYSE: AIT) has earned the prestigious Platinum Alliance Supplier award from Vulcan Materials Company for its excellent service in 2009. This is the second consecutive year Applied has achieved Platinum status, the highest supplier ranking from Vulcan.

The award is determined by Vulcan’s annual Plant Managers’ survey on Alliance Partner performance. Plant managers and leaders from Vulcan’s nine divisions rate suppliers on key operations criteria that include product quality, customer service, technical support, ease of transactions, and value added. Applied has earned a Bronze, Silver, Gold or Platinum award from Vulcan every year since 2000.

“Applied is honored once again to receive the Platinum Alliance Supplier award,” said Tom Armold, Vice President – Marketing and Strategic Accounts for Applied. “Our teamwork, communication, commitment, and support continue to make a difference year after year, and we view this award as a source of encouragement for further improvement.”

Pete Roberts, Director of Procurement for Vulcan remarked, “We value our strong supplier relationships, and we’re happy to recognize Applied for making a strategic impact on our operations.”

Vulcan Materials Company, based in Birmingham, Alabama, is the nation’s largest producer of construction aggregates and a major producer of other construction materials. More than 200 Applied service centers provide Vulcan facilities with bearings, power transmission products, rubber products, specialty maintenance items, systems integration and technical assistance.

With approximately 460 facilities and 4,500 employee associates across North America, Applied Industrial Technologies is an industrial distributor that offers more than 3 million parts critical to the operations of MRO and OEM customers in virtually every industry. In addition, Applied provides engineering, design and systems integration for industrial and fluid power applications, as well as customized mechanical, fabricated rubber and fluid power shop services. Applied also offers maintenance training, plus solutions to meet inventory and storeroom management needs that help provide enhanced value to its customers. For its fiscal year ended June 30, 2009, Applied posted sales of $1.9 billion. Applied can be visited on the Internet at


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