Evapco Inc. received the “Spirit of Excellence Award” from Hormel Foods Corp., Austin, Minn., for the evaporative cooling equipment maker’s service to Hormel in 2014.

Jim Schroeder, vice president of engineering for Hormel, presented Bill Bartley, Evapco’s president and CEO, with a commemorative plaque and letter at Evapco’s headquarters in Taneytown, Md., in September. Evapco is one of 68 Hormel suppliers recognized in 2014.

According to Hormel, the awards are given to suppliers that maintain a minimum supplier rating index score of 92 throughout a 12-month period. Award criteria include meeting performance requirements, making on-time deliveries and providing high-level customer support.