Lighting and safety product manufacturer Grote Industries has been named as one of 30 companies to recieve Freightliner Corporation’s Master of Quality Award. The award recognizes Freightliner suppliers for quality excellence. Grote supplies lighting system products, including headlamps, turn signal switches, clearance/marker lamps, stop/tail/turn lamps and mirrors for Freightliner vehicles. "We are honored to be recognized by one of our biggest customers with this prestigious award," says Jim Braun, executive vice president. "The entire Grote team has worked hard to meet Freightliner’s very stringent requirements, and receiving the Masters of Quality award confirms to us that we have all excelled at our jobs and satisfied this customer." Freightliner suppliers are evaluated semi-annually for the annual Masters of Quality award. They are judged on more than 100 criteria, including: delivery, sales and technical support, quality, engineering, service, aftermarket parts availability, product training, warranty, purchasing and marketing.