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PRO-TEC Coating Company Selects Quaker Chemical Corporation as the Supplier of the Year

PRO-TEC's Management Steering Team Cites Quaker Chemical Corporation for Superior Service and Quality Products

LEIPSIC, Ohio, Dec. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --

PRO-TEC Coating Company, a provider of world-class coated sheet steel in coil form primarily to the quality-critical automotive industry, has awarded its coveted Supplier of the Year Award to Quaker Chemical Corporation.

Throughout their longstanding relationship with PRO-TEC, Quaker Chemical has demonstrated superior service, offered technical expertise, and supplied PRO-TEC with quality cleaning products and hydraulic fluids. Demonstrating agility and outstanding performance, Quaker has shown a commitment to being a value-added supplier and a willingness to achieve the high standards set by PRO-TEC and the Steel coating industry.

John Wabshall, Quaker Chemical Senior Process Engineer, commented on the award. "This recognition is a clear demonstration of Quaker's commitment to creating a value-added partnership through an integrated product and service offering that improves the customer's processes."

Quaker Chemical was cited by PRO-TEC's Management Steering Team for superior service and quality products, as well as a spirit of cooperation that addresses PRO-TEC's everyday needs. Quaker Chemical's team effort was praised for being so closely aligned with PRO-TEC's mission, vision and values.

"PRO-TEC is pleased to present our 2009 Supplier of the Year Award to Quaker Chemical in recognition of their performance excellence," said Bryan Vaughn, PRO-TEC President. "Quaker Chemical has demonstrated its willingness to partner with PRO-TEC in multiple ways. PRO-TEC appreciates the work of Quaker Chemical's employees for their outstanding performance and service."

2009 marks the ninth year PRO-TEC has given a Supplier of the Year award. Quaker Chemical representatives recently visited PRO-TEC's Leipsic facility to attend a recognition luncheon and award presentation.

About Quaker Chemical Corporation

Quaker Chemical Corporation is a leading global provider of process chemicals, chemical specialties, services, and technical expertise to a wide range of industries--including steel, automotive, mining, aerospace, tube and pipe, coatings and construction materials. Quaker's products, technical solutions, and chemical management services enhance customers' processes, improve product quality, and lower costs. Quaker's headquarters is located near Philadelphia in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania. quakerchem.com.

About PRO-TEC Coating Company

PRO-TEC Coating Company, Leipsic, Ohio, 2007 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award winner, provides world-class coated sheet steel in coil form primarily to the quality-critical automotive market. The product helps to improve vehicle crashworthiness as well as fuel economy through weight reduction. PRO-TEC is a 50/50 joint venture partnership of U.S. Steel Corporation (USS) and KOBE Steel, Ltd., of Japan. The company is privately held. PRO-TEC's organizational culture blends the strong American steel-making tradition of USS and KOBE's technical and analytical Japanese style with the strong work ethic and family values of rural Northwest Ohio to produce a superior product.

SOURCE Quaker Chemical Corporation