Recognition from stakeholders confirms that collaboration with industry partners reaps benefits for Novus and the communities it serves. Below are the details:
2011 Top 50 Award:
For the third consecutive year, Novus was recognized by the St. Louis Regional Chamber and Growth Association (RCGA) and Rubin Brown LLP as a recipient of the 2011 Top 50 Award. The award, presented annually since 1996, recognizes businesses, entrepreneurs and organizations in all industry sectors throughout the St. Louis region.
Circle of excellence Award:
Novus was honored to be the Circle of Excellence Award recipient for outstanding participation in the Regional Chamber and Growth Association’s St. Louis Green Business Challenge. The Challenge ran from February to October 2011 with teams completing a scorecard measuring their achievements in the areas of corporate green teams, increasing energy efficiency, improving indoor environmental quality, reducing waste, conserving water and providing clean transportation options.
Global Pioneer Award:
Novus was selected by The St. Louis Regional International Partnership to receive its prestigious Global Pioneer Award, given annually to one local company that demonstrates an exemplary understanding and commitment to innovation for global expansion. The award was presented during the Partnership’s International Trade Night at the Knight Center at Washington University in St. Louis.
Dietary Supplements for Joint Health New Product innovation of the Year Award:
Arenus’s STEADFAST® Equine and Canine products were awarded the 2011 Frost and Sullivan North American Dietary Supplements for Joint Health New Product Innovation of the year Award. NEM®, a key ingredient in the STEADFAST products, has a competitive advantage over other joint health products due to its small dosage and rapid effect.
NASC Visibility Award:
Arenus, Novus’s Companion Animal Division, was one of only eleven companies awarded the NASC Visibility Award by the National Animal Supplement Council. The distinction is given to companies that go above and beyond the NASC’s requirements for promoting the NASC Quality Seal and the high standards the seal represents. Use of the Quality Seal is a privilege reserved for members that have passed regular audits, demonstrating specific standards.
Business Achievement Award:
Novus’s Human Nutrition Division, Stratum Nutrition, was selected by Nutrition Business Journal (NBJ) to receive a Business Achievement Award in the “Investment in the Future” category.
Special Recognition from United States Senate-International Egg Commission and Novus:
The United State Senate welcomed the International Egg Commission (IEC) to Washington, D.C. for its annual conference and commended Novus for its efforts in local and global egg education and production. It was an honor for Novus to be recognized by Missouri Senator Roy Blunt for our work with the IEC and our combined efforts in moving the industry forward to help meet the demands of the world’s growing population.
Diverse Business Leaders Award:
Joyce Cacho, Chief Sustainability Officer of Novus in 2011, was honored at the St. Louis Business Journal’s annual Diverse Business Leaders Award luncheon and recognized for promoting diversity in the workplace.
Sales Representatives Award:
Rick Zimmerman, Area Manager, was named one of two “2011 Sales Representatives of the Year” by The Poultry Federation of Arkansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma during the Association’s 52nd Annual Poultry Festival. This award has been presented annually by The Poultry Federation since 1968 and is based on the nominee’s involvement and support of the Association and the industry.
Technology Innovation Award:
In early 2011, the American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) launched its first-ever Information Technology Innovation Award to recognize the AFIA members creating technologies meant to tackle the issues impacting feed, pet food or ingredient manufacturers. Novus was awarded the honor for its submission of AIMS®, a vendor-managed, remote inventory monitoring system for feed ingredient bulk liquids. The system provides daily inventory management of Novus’s ALIMET® feed supplement and SANTOQUIN® feed preservative bulk liquid ingredients at all customer locations across North America via an advanced telecommunications system. Novus donated the award’s $1,000 cash prize to the Global 4-H Knowledge Platform project.
Rod Conner, President and CEO, AgGateway presents Thad Simons, President and CEO,
Novus International, Inc. with the Information Technology Innovation Award, 2011.
"We're really excited and proud to be recognized for IT innovation. It's key to keep the industry globally competitive — the use of IT at Novus is just one example — and it speaks to the future sustainability of the feed industry in the United States."
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