For the third consecutive year, Hormel Foods presented its Spirit of Excellence Award to ProAmpac (, one of the nation’s largest flexible packaging converters.

During an awards celebration on June 8th, ProAmpac celebrated this achievement at its Terrebonne, QC, Canada, facility. ProAmpac is among 89 suppliers honored for contributing to Hormel’s continuous improvement process by maintaining an index rating score of 92 or better throughout 2016.

“The suppliers that have earned our Spirit of Excellence Award truly go above and beyond in helping us produce high-quality products for consumers around the world,” says Curtis Southard, director of purchasing at Hormel Foods. Using a universal measurement system, Hormel Foods ensures all suppliers are held to the same criteria which include performance requirements, on-time deliveries and high-level customer support.

Josh Becker, corporate buyer for Hormel Foods, along with Southard, presented the award to Vince Musacchio, president of ProAmpac’s Global Flexibles Division at a reception attended by the entire Terrebonne facility team.

“For the past three years, we have celebrated our successful partnership with Hormel Foods by receiving the Spirit of Excellence Award. We are honored that Hormel Foods recognizes our dedication to service, and quality,” Mr. Musacchio said. “This is especially meaningful coming from a company that itself is the recipient of numerous accolades for its commitments to consumers, employees and corporate responsibility. We will continue to strive for excellence with Hormel Foods and exceed the high standards set by our customers,” he adds.

ProAmpac provides Hormel Foods with its PRO-POUCH® product for which clear retort and high-barrier options have recently been added.