Libbey Inc. has been recognized as the 2001 Equipment and Supply Vendor/Broker of the Year by Sysco Food Services of Detroit. Each year, Sysco Detroit polls its entire base of sales, marketing and merchandising representatives -- over 200 associates in all -- asking them to select the outstanding vendor or broker in both equipment and supply, and food. They based their choices upon several criteria, including sales support, sales training, service and product quality. The award illustrates the dedication Libbey has to the foodservice community through product quality, innovation and customer service. "Libbey enables Sysco Detroit to meet and exceed our customer's need for high quality glass and tabletop products," said Brian F. Lorge, vice president of marketing for Sysco Detroit.