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April 12, 2011 — AutoZone recently recognized New York-based Great Neck Saw Manufacturers as its No. 1 supplier.

The distinction earned the tool builder and distributor AutoZone’s Extra Miler: Supplier of the Year Award.

“Great Neck has been an AutoZone supplier for 32 years and supports both our do-it-yourself (DIY) and commercial customers,” said Bill Rhodes, chairman, president and CEO of AutoZone. “They are a true partner with AutoZone at every level. Their exceptional performance and outstanding commitment to AutoZone and our customers distinguish them as Extra Miler: Supplier of the Year.”

AutoZone also recognized Cardone Industries, Valvoline, Spectra Premium Industries, Dorman, 4 Seasons, Dayco and Automotive Innovations with Extra Miler Awards for top-level achievement.

Plews & Edelmann, Neotek Corp., FDP Brake Products, Airtex Products and American Covers Inc. dba Handstands received AutoZone’s What It Takes to Do the Job Right (WITTDTJR) Award. The ShrinkBuster Award, given to suppliers focused on reducing AutoZone’s shrink, went to Osram Sylvania.

“We congratulate each of these suppliers on their recognition,” said Mark Finestone, senior vice president of merchandising for AutoZone. “We also thank our entire supplier base for all their efforts to productively drive our industry and for their support in meeting and exceeding the needs of our customers.”

AutoZone sells auto and light truck parts, chemicals and accessories at 4,425 stores throughout 48 states, the District of Colombia and Puerto Rico, and 249 stores in Mexico.

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