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Swagelok Ltd Awarded Supplier, Workforce Development Honours

TROMODE, ISLE OF MAN (30 November 2009)--For exceptional work in both supply chain and people development, Swagelok Ltd. was honoured Nov. 12 with two prestigious awards. The company earned the Pattonair “Gold Scorecard Performance” award, and the “Conister Bank Award for People Management and Development” from the annual Isle of Man Awards for Excellence.

“It is extremely gratifying to win an award for excellence in quality and delivery on the same night as winning one for people management and development. This is the balance that we have been aiming to achieve between excellence and people development. Swagelok’s core values of customer focus, quality and respect for the individual are reflected in this great achievement,” said David Hester, general manager, Swagelok Ltd.

The Pattonair award is given annually to an elite group of suppliers who demonstrate excellence in quality and delivery. Pattonair is a leading global aerospace and defence supply chain service supplier.

The Conister Bank Award for People Management and Development honor is given to the Isle of Man organisation which best demonstrates an excellent working environment. Honored companies provide equal opportunities, a motivated and productive workforce, achievement of results and recognition thereof, and active and continuous development of all employees to achieve their full potential. Kate Hansford, Swagelok Ltd’s human resources manager, collected the award on behalf of the company.

“Swagelok is committed to helping people realise their potential and work in an environment they enjoy, where they feel valued and where creative thinking flourishes. Winning this award is an indication that we are doing something right, that there is a level of confidence in the systems, polices and changes we are implementing,” said Hansford.

Swagelok Ltd. is the Isle of Man operation of Swagelok Company, a leading provider of fluid system technologies. Its manufacturing helps to complete the company’s piping and regulator product offering for the oil, gas and petrochemical industries. From the Isle of Man facility Swagelok also serves local niche markets that require quick turn-around on high added value and specialised products.

The organisation employs 180 associates at its facility, an increase of 30 percent since 2004. Swagelok Ltd is one of the largest manufacturers on the Isle of Man. According to Isle of Man government figures, manufacturing now equates to 7.1 percent of the Island’s economy.

Headquartered in Solon, Ohio, U.S.A., Swagelok Company is a major developer and provider of fluid system solutions, including products, assemblies, and services for the research, instrumentation, pharmaceutical, oil and gas, power, petrochemical, alternative fuels, and semiconductor industries. Its manufacturing, research, technical support, and distribution facilities support a global network of more than 200 authorized sales and service centers in 57 countries. For more information about Swagelok, visit the company’s Web site at www.swagelok.com.

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