Spartech receives Strategic Supplier Award for 2012 from Brentwood Industries Specialty Product Group

St. Louis - Jan. 24, 2013 - Spartech Corporation (NYSE: SEH), a leading producer of plastic sheet, compounds and packaging products, today announced that its customer, Brentwood Industries Specialty Products Group (SPG), awarded Spartech the Strategic Supplier Award for 2012.

Robert Wilson, Spartech Custom Sheet and Rollstock Sales Representative, accepted the award on behalf of Spartech.

Brentwood SPG is a custom plastics thermoformer; the company has been designing, engineering and manufacturing custom thermoformed plastic products of the highest quality for more than 40 years. Brentwood's reputation for precision in manufacturing rests on the mission that advanced quality planning occurs with all customers' products, so materials from carefully selected suppliers are used to complete a product that meets the customer's requirements.

Spartech has been a long-time supplier partner of Brentwood's for 25 years, providing Brentwood with its Extreme(TM) TPO product that is used commonly in the commercial trucking industry, among other products.

Brentwood SPG evaluates and monitors its supplier partners across a range of key performance criteria including On-Time Delivery, Quality, Customer Service and Environmental Stewardship among others. Brentwood conducts quarterly reviews and rates their suppliers against these metrics.

"We scrutinize our Supplier's activity and identify a few and select companies who we feel clearly stand out above the competition. Our staff concurs that [Spartech's] efforts and overall performance this past year deserve special recognition," said Art Murphy, Materials Manager at Brentwood SPG in a letter to Spartech announcing the award.

"We are truly honored to receive this award from Brentwood. It's wonderful to know that our hard work and focus on delighting our customers through improving our on-time delivery, quality and customer satisfaction metrics is being recognized by our customers. It is a critical priority for us and we will continue to look for ways to improve our performance and delight our customers," said Vicki Holt, Spartech's President and Chief Executive Officer.

About Spartech Corporation

Spartech Corporation is a leading producer of plastic products including polymeric compounds, concentrates, custom extruded sheet and rollstock products and packaging technologies for a wide spectrum of customers. The Company's three business segments, which operate facilities in the United States, Mexico, Canada, and France, annually process approximately one billion pounds of plastic resins, specialty plastic alloys, and color and specialty compounds. Additional information can be found at

Company ContactsRandy C. Martin Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer (314) 721-4242

Christi Emmenegger Corporate Marketing Communications Manager (314) 721-4242

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