MARINETTE — Winsert, Inc. of Marinette, has earned recognition as a “Partner-level Supplier” for 2019 in the John Deere Achieving Excellence Program. The partner-level status is Deere & Company’s highest supplier rating.

Winsert has received “Partner-level Supplier” status for nine consecutive years and was inducted into the John Deere Supplier Hall of Fame in 2015. In 2018, Winsert was also chosen as the John Deere Power Systems Supplier of the Year. The company was selected for the honor in recognition of its dedication to providing products and service of outstanding quality as well as its commitment to continuous improvement.

Winsert is a supplier of valve seat inserts to John Deere’s operation in Waterloo, Iowa, Springfield, Mo., Torreon, Coahuila, Mexico, and Saran, France.

“Our Winsert employees are extremely proud to be a supplier to John Deere. It brings us great pride knowing that our products run inside Deere engines around the world,” said Winsert’s president & CEO, Trisha Dickinson Lemery. “We look forward to 2020 and making it our 10th straight year as Partner.”

Suppliers who participate in the Achieving Excellence program are evaluated annually in several key performance categories, including quality, cost management, delivery, technical support and wavelength, which is a measure of responsiveness. John Deere Supply Management created the program in 1991 to provide a supplier evaluation and feedback process that promotes continuous improvement.