Peterson Manufacturing Company has earned the Supplier Excellence Process Award from Caterpillar Inc., an award that recognizes accomplishment in what Caterpillar calls MQ-11005 certification, which analyzes and evaluates internal quality controls, processes, shipping performance, capacity planning and more. According to Peterson, a manufacturer of vehicle safety lighting, mirrors, reflectors, antennas and other related products, it is the first lighting supplier to earn this recognition. The lighting manufacturer supplies Caterpillar with a variety of industrial lighting and can be found around the world on Cat vehicles and mining and grading equipment, to name a few. “Everyday our organization strives to satisfy and exceed customer expectations,” says Steve Meagher, vice-president of sales. “This award is confirmation from a global giant in manufacturing that we’re meeting that daily challenge.” To achieve this award, companies must meet and exceed eight stringent business performance metrics established by Caterpillar.