Coral Chemical, based in Zion, Ill., 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. Representatives of Coral Chemical accepted the recognition during formal ceremonies held on March 5, 2013, in Davenport, Iowa.

Coral Chemical Company is a supplier of metal pretreatment solutions to John Deere’s operations in Moline, IL; Dubuque, IA; Horicon, WI; Thibodaux, LA; Greeneville, TN; Ankeny, IA; and East Moline, IL. Coral Chemical Company also supplies some of John Deere’s international plants in Monterrey, Ramos Arizpe and Saltillo, Mexico; Getafe, Spain; and Manheim, Germany (with our partner, Chemishe Werke Kluthe GmbH, of Heidelberg, Germany).

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.

A full-length video of one of John Deere's manufacturing facilities in Moline, Ill., is available online.

Based on years of experience in innovative pretreatment technology, Coral Chemical provides the expertise needed to support our metal finishing customers. Depending on their specific application, Coral Chemical Company will analyze clients' finishing process and recommend the best solution for excellent finishing performance. To learn more about our pretreatment solutions, please contact Coral Chemical Company at (800) 228-4646, or visit