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We are thrilled to announce that Upper Canada Forest Products has been named a winner of the Canada's Best Managed Companies program for 2017. This award comes as a great honour, knowing the depth of the judging criteria and the competition from other great companies in Canada. We are excited to be part of this exclusive group.
"CIBC proudly congratulates the 2017 winners of Canada's Best Managed Companies, who exemplify business excellence and success," says Jon Hountalas, Executive Vice President, Business and Corporate Banking, CIBC. "This year's winners reinforce the significant impact that privately owned Canadian companies are making by pursuing innovation and maintaining a sharp focus on their clients."
Upper Canada Forest Products is honoured to accept this achievement. We are a company with strong core values: Professionalism. Integrity. Commitment. Innovation. We not only provide quality lumber and panel products, but go further by providing the essence of customer service. We are more than just a "supplier", we have a true connection with our customers and build relationships that go beyond financial transactions. Every customer experiences our values, and that is how we "Deliver the Difference".
Canada's Best Managed Companies is one of the country's leading business awards programs recognizing Canadian owned and managed companies for innovative, world-class business practices. We are proud to be amongst the other winners, who collectively make up an important engine of economic growth. This group of companies demonstrate adaptability and sustainability in the global market. Best Managed Companies share an emphasis on culture and people, innovation, sustained performance, and strong financial results.
About Canada's Best Managed Companies
Canada's Best Managed Companies continues to be the mark of excellence for Canadian owned and managed companies with revenues over $15 million. Every year since the launch of the program in 1993, hundreds of entrepreneurial companies have competed for this designation in a rigorous and independent process that evaluates their management skills and practices. The awards are granted on four levels: 1) Canada's Best Managed Companies new winner (one of the new winners selected each year); 2) Canada's Best Managed Companies winner (award recipients that have re-applied and successfully retained their Best Managed designation for two additional years, subject to annual operational and financial review); 3) Gold Standard winner (after three consecutive years of maintaining their Best Managed status, these winners have demonstrated their commitment to the program and successfully retained their award for 4-6 consecutive years); and, 4) Platinum Club member (winners that have maintained their Best Managed status for seven years or more). Program sponsors are Deloitte, CIBC, Canadian Business, Smith School of Business and MacKay CEO Forums. For further information, visit www.bestmanagedcompanies.ca