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AVANGRID Honors Its Business Partners
Supplier Awards Recognize Vital Role of Business Community
Rochester, N.Y. — June 29, 2016 — AVANGRID, Inc. (NYSE: AGR) celebrated the contributions and achievements of its business partners at its first annual Supplier Recognition Event on Wednesday.
Approximately 250 business community members, from across multiple states, turned out for the awards ceremony at the Strathallan Hotel on Wednesday, as AVANGRID presented awards to entrepreneurs and executives who supply a wide variety of products and services to AVANGRID and its companies across the United States. The event recognized suppliers that have shown commitment and have provided value to AVANGRID’s strategic plan.
“As we prepare to celebrate the 240th anniversary of our nation’s independence this July 4, we recognize the important role that our business community plays in preserving America’s legacy as a land of prosperity and opportunity,” said James P. Torgerson, AVANGRID Chief Executive Officer. “Each of these awards is a testament to the the hard work and dedication of our business partners, whose efforts have helped AVANGRID emerge as a leader in providing innovative, clean and reliable energy to customers and communities across the United States.”
Burns and McDonnell was selected as Supplier of the Year, recognizing the company’s performance, agility and commitment to cooperate.
Six other awards were also presented, reflecting key corporate values such as innovation, sustainability, storm excellence, diversity and others. The winners were:
• Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility – Sevenson Environmental
• Storm Excellence – Lucas Tree Company
• Environmental Stewardship – TRC
• Health and Safety – Black and Veatch
• Supplier Innovation – Wanzek Construction
• Diverse Supplier of the Year – Sheen & Shine
• Prime Supplier of the Year – General Cable
Business partners were nominated by various AVANGRID companies and winners were selected by a steering committee, as well as representatives of the AVANGRID purchasing team.
In addition to issuing the awards, the recognition event provided an opportunity for AVANGRID’s leadership team to inform main suppliers and media about the company and its 2016 business plan; to demonstrate its local commitment; and to reinforce its principles of sustainability, environmental responsibility, health and safety, and diversity.
About AVANGRID: AVANGRID, Inc. (NYSE: AGR) is a diversified energy and utility company with more than $30 billion in assets and operations in 25 states. The company operates regulated utilities and electricity generation through two primary lines of business. Avangrid Networks includes eight electric and natural gas utilities, serving 3.1 million customers in New York and New England. Avangrid Renewables operates 6.3 gigawatts of electricity capacity, primarily through wind power, in states across the United States. AVANGRID employs 7,000 people. The company was formed by a merger between Iberdrola USA and UIL Holdings Corporation in 2015. IBERDROLA S.A. (Madrid: IBE), a worldwide leader in the energy industry, owns 81.5% of AVANGRID. For more information, visit www.avangrid.com.
Michael A. West, Jr.