Dawn is proud to announce Southern Champion Tray, LP is the Dawn Distributors Advantage (DDA™) Vendor of the Year, honoring the company’s exceptional dedication to ensuring customer success.  The DDA recognizes Southern Champion’s excellent products, effective customer service and consistently profitable sales growth. 

John Zeiser, President and CEO of Southern Champion Tray, accepted the honor at the DDA awards dinner during the group’s annual meeting on Jan. 27 in Orlando, FL. The DDA is a customer-focused buying cooperative strengthened by the leverage that comes from more than $1 billion in annual member sales.

“The Southern Champion Tray team is honored to accept this recognition from the DDA, an organization that we have worked closely with for over 20 years,” said John Zeiser, President and CEO of Southern Champion Tray, LP. “Our resourceful, hardworking team is the key to SCT’s ability to deliver high-quality, innovative packaging solutions that drive customer success.”

For 87 years, Southern Champion Tray has been manufacturing quality paperboard packaging products.  As a third generation family owned company, their reputation has been built through clear vision, constant innovation, and unwavering commitment to excellence and integrity in all business practices. Southern Champion Tray is based in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

“Our dedicated partners at Southern Champion Tray share Dawn’s passion for driving customer success through collaboration,” said Carrie Jones-Barber, Dawn CEO. “We are proud to recognize SCT for their partnership and their many team members who have helped us both grow our businesses.”

The 2013 award marks the first time that a packaging supplier has been honored as the Vendor of the Year.  “This year’s award is in recognition of the significant contributions made by Southern Champion to help us support our customers,” said Eric Metzendorf, President – Bakery Distribution.  “It also points to the growing importance of the role packaging plays in our business.”