The annual awards from Houston-based Sysco Corp. also included Ecolab Inc., Minneapolis, which was named overall supplier of the year. Ecolab provides foodservice supplies as well as chemicals used to maintain food safety in processing facilities.
ProSource Inc., Hailey, Idaho, is a produce seller with growing partners for onions, potatoes, apples, carrots, sweet potatoes, cabbage and limes.
In the Silver Supplier Award category, Sysco recognized fresh produce supplier Sigma Sales Inc., which has offices in Nogales, Ariz., and Santa Maria and Los Angeles, Calif.
Bronze Supplier Awards went to several produce companies, including Taylor Farms, Salinas, Calif.; Tanimura and Antle, Salinas; Church Brothers LLC, Salinas; GreenGate LLLP, Salinas; and J&J Produce, Loxahatchee, Fla.