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Johnson Controls Pledges to Spend $1 Billion with Minority-Owned Supplier Businesses by 2003

Company accepts diversity challenge at SuperComm's Supplier Diversity Summit

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MILWAUKEE - (June 26, 2002) - Johnson Controls recently demonstrated its commitment to supplier diversity initiatives by participating in the Supplier Diversity Challenge Signatory Ceremony at SuperComm, the annual global trade show for the communications industry. The ceremony took place in Atlanta on June 3. Johnson Controls has continually increased the amount of money it spends with diverse suppliers, and has implemented plans to purchase $1 billion in goods and services from minority- and women-owned businesses by 2003. That is approximately 16 percent of the $6 billion in external goods and services the company purchases each year. Last year, Johnson Controls spent more than $505 million buying from businesses owned and operated by non-white Americans, women and veterans.

Johnson Controls Honors Top Performing Suppliers

Partners cited for quality, cost control, on-time delivery

MILWAUKEE - (June 26, 2002) - Johnson Controls, Inc. recently honored the top suppliers to its Systems Products division. The 18 suppliers were recognized for superior performance in quality standards, cost reduction, on-time delivery and inventory management/stocking programs. "We recognized suppliers that consistently provided improvements in product quality, delivery and lead time reduction. Strong teamwork and joint engineering efforts with our key suppliers allows Johnson Controls to continuously exceed our customers' increasing expectations. These suppliers have demonstrated a commitment to continuous improvement," said John Pierson, Johnson Controls vice president for global procurement and logistics. 

contemporary Setra Systems, Inc. a manufacturer of transducers, transmitters and pressure systems based in Boxborough, Mass., was named Systems Products Supplier of the Year. Setra has been a key supplier for Systems Products manufacturing as well as Systems and Services for the Americas. During the past year, Setra has lowered product costs, established a program for consigned inventory and exceeded quality expectations. 

Six other Key Supplier program members were honored for significant contributions in helping Johnson Controls improve customer satisfaction, reduce ownership costs, provide quality products and establish consigned inventory programs. They are: * ABA-PGT Inc., Manchester, Conn. * Chip-Tech Ltd., Lynbrook, N.Y. * Hoffer Plastics, South Elgin, Ill. * Phoenix Contact, Middletown, Pa. * Quality Screw & Nut, Bensenville, Ill. * Thomson Airpax Mechatronics, Cheshire, Conn. In addition, Key Supplier certification was renewed for the upcoming fiscal year for the following suppliers: * Acme Die Casting, Northbrook, Ill. * Barton Products Corp., West Bend, Wis. * Central Steel & Wire Co., Milwaukee, Wis. * Copper and Brass Sales, Inc., Schaumburg, Ill. * Integris Metals, Minneapolis, Minn. * Necedah Screw Machine, Necedah, Wis. * Sanmina-SCI Corp., St. Paul, Minn. * SEI Electronics, Raleigh, N.C. * Small Tube Products, Altoona, Pa. * Texas Die Casting, Inc., Gladewater, Texas * Tingstol Co., Elk Grove Village, Ill. * V & F Transformers, Bartlett, Ill. 

Johnson Controls, Inc. is a global market leader in automotive systems and facility management and control. In the automotive market, it is a major supplier of seating and interior systems, and batteries. For nonresidential facilities, Johnson Controls provides building control systems and services, energy management and integrated facility management. Johnson Controls (NYSE: JCI), founded in 1885, has headquarters in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Its sales for 2001 totaled $18.4 billion. Visit  

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