Levitt-Safety Limited Named One of Canada's 50 Best Managed Companies

TORONTO, Feb. 26, 2013 /CNW/ - Levitt-Safety Limited (www.levitt-safety.com), the largest specialist supplier of safety equipment and services in Canada, has been named as a winner in Canada's 50 Best Managed Companies Program.  Sponsored by Deloitte, CIBC and The National Post, the program identifies Canadian businesses that have implemented best business practices across the organization.

"In this era of globalisation, we are proud that after over 75 years in business we remain a Canadian family owned business.  Our decisions are based on the long-term success of all our key stakeholders.  That sense of stability has provided us the foundation and values that are fundamental to our team's ability to serve our customers.  We are particularly pleased that our efforts to improve have been recognized - we are proud to have joined the ranks as one of Canada's 50 Best Managed Companies," said Bruce Levitt, President and CEO of Levitt-Safety Limited.

Canada's 50 Best Managed Companies award is a national program that recognizes Canadian companies implementing world-class business practices and creating value for their customers, employees and shareholders in innovative and exciting ways.  Not only does the designation reflect recognition, it has become a tool to drive new business, secure financing for growth, boost morale, and attract the best talent in the country.

"We would like to congratulate Levitt-Safety Limited and its entire workforce.  Achieving Canada's highest level of Canadian business excellence takes a united effort and we are privileged to acknowledge such a strong team," said John Hughes, Partner, Growth Enterprise Leader, Toronto, Deloitte.

In order to make the 50 Best list, companies must pass an extensive and in-depth interview process that assesses and examines management practices.  An independent judging panel also evaluates how each company embraces new technology, globalization, and a new generation of people entering the workforce, as well as how it recognizes the importance of leadership, strategy, culture and brand.

About Canada's Best Managed Program
Canada's Best Managed Companies continues to be the mark of excellence for Canadian-owned and managed companies with revenues over $10 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.

About Levitt-Safety Limited
Born of the determined and entrepreneurial spirit of their founder, Victor Levitt, Levitt-Safety Limited has grown over the past 75 years to become the largest specialist supplier of safety equipment and services in Canada.  With fifteen strategically located branches, Levitt-Safety Limited is ideally equipped to serve a large base of geographic and market sectors. In addition to the distribution of products, they also offer a complete line of Signature Services that support every aspect of the health and safety in the workplace.  Its Northern Light Technologies division is a global leader in underground mine lighting and wireless networking solutions.

SOURCE: Levitt-Safety Limited

For further information:

Alan Noble, National Marketing Manager
Levitt-Safety Limited.
905.287.3540
alan.noble@levitt-safety.com
www.levitt-safety.com