Evergreen Names Distributors and Suppliers of the Year

Acme Tools, Northern States Supply and Jim & Slim's Tool Supply are named distributors of the year.

Paul (L) and Steve Kuhlman accept the Evergreen Marketing Group's Distributor of the Year Tier 1 award on behalf of their company, Acme Tools of Grand Forks, ND
Tina Erpenbach takes home the Evergreen Marketing Group's Tier 2 Distributor of the Year award for her company, Northern States Supply of Willmar, MN
Kirk Burzynski of Jim & Slim's Tool Supply, Largo, FL accepts the Evergreen Marketing Group's Tier 3 Distributor of the Year award.

The Evergreen Marketing Group has recognized three distributor members and three manufacturer partners as 2012 Member or Supplier of the Year. The awards were presented at the group’s annual Partnership Conference held in Fort Worth in April.

Earning distinction as 2012 Distributor Member of Year were:

• Acme Tools of Grand Forks, ND (Tier 1) (
• Northern States Supply of Willmar, MN (Tier 2) (
• Jim & Slim’s Tool Supply of Largo, FL (Tier 3) (

Earning distinction as 2012 Preferred Supplier of the Year were:

• Milwaukee Electric Tool (Tier 1) (
• The M.K. Morse Company (Tier 2) (
• ERB Industries (Tier 3) (

The awards were created to recognize the top distributors and manufacturers based on a multiple criteria. Distributors and manufacturers were first divided into three tiers based on size. Within each tier, the distributors and manufacturers were then ranked based on a number of criteria including: contribution to the group, growth, participation, and member and supplier input.

The Evergreen Marketing Group is a member-owned cooperative organization founded in 1989 by six construction/industrial supply distributors. It currently consists of 71 distributors with more than 280 locations in the United States and Canada and has combined revenues of over $1.2 billion dollars. The group is focused on driving growth and profitability of its distributors and preferred suppliers through an on-going program of training & education, business development and partnering.

Evergreen maintains a state-of-the-art 17,000 square foot training center in Farmer’s Branch, Texas and offers the industry’s only professional certification program for distributor sales people.Learn more at