Lowe’s announces 2022 partners of the year

Lowe’s announced it has named A.O. Smith, Blackstone and Mansfield Plumbing as the company’s 2022 vendor partners of the year.

“Every year, we celebrate vendor partners who have gone above and beyond to serve Lowe’s and our customers,” said Bill Boltz, executive vice president of merchandising at Lowe’s.

Lowe’s named overall vendor partners of the year for each of its three merchandising divisions as well as divisional category and innovation award winners.

The 2022 winners include A.O. Smith for the building products category; Blackstone for hardlines; and Mansfield Plumbing for home décor.

In addition, in the building products category, Georgia-Pacific, Hong Kong Global (HKC), Jeld-Wen, Southwire and Trex Company were recognized as divisional winners. Atrium Windows and Doors, Biewer Lumber, Emson, Louisiana-Pacific Corporation, Lutron, MCS Industries, Inc., and Owens Corning were recognized as innovation partners of the year.

In the hardlines category, Alton Industries, Monster and Oldcastle were recognized as divisional winners, and Alton Industries, Chervon, Nite Ize and Stanley Black & Decker were recognized as innovation partners of the year.

In the home décor category, Henkel, HMS, Mapei and Samsung were recognized as divisional winners, and Levolor, Moen, Sherwin-Williams and Whirlpool were recognized as innovation partners of the year.

Additionally, Lowe’s recognized Owens Corning with the Sustainability Award for its commitment to reducing its environmental impact and building a sustainable future through material innovation.

Lowe’s said Owens Corning has made significant efforts to lessen the environmental impact of its operations, including “cutting its greenhouse gas emissions by approximately 60% since its peak in 2007 and sourcing more than half of its global electricity from renewable sources.”

Owens Corning has been a critical partner in Lowe’s making progress on its sustainability goals, said the firm, including increasing the number of eco-products it provides customers and reducing emissions across its entire value chain.

“The 2022 vendor partner winners have delivered on their commitment to help us drive sales and exceed customer expectations, despite continued economic pressures. We’re grateful to work with an outstanding group of suppliers and look forward to continuing to grow their business with us,” said Boltz.