Walters Group Named One of Canada's Best Managed Companies

TORONTO, March 9, 2016 /CNW/ - Deloitte Canada has named Walters Group one of Canada's Best Managed Companies in 2015 for excellence in business performance. The Best Managed program recognizes Canadian-owned and managed companies with revenues over $10 million who demonstrate strategy, capability and commitment to achieve sustainable growth.

"I would like to recognize the entire efforts of the Walters Group. It takes a dedicated effort from an entire team to focus on a core vision, create stakeholder value and excel in the global economy to achieve this level of success," said Peter Brown, Partner, Deloitte and Co-Leader, Canada's Best Managed Companies program.

Now in their 60th year of operation, the Hamilton-based, family-owned and managed business has developed a reputation for taking on complex commercial and industrial steelwork projects throughout North America, often setting new standards for the industry. Their ability to provide complete services "in-house" across areas including construction engineering, detailing, project management, fabrication, finishing, delivery and erection is one of the keys that distinguish them in the marketplace.

Walters Group has extensive experience in all types of steelwork – structural steel, industrial retro-fit expansions, medium to heavy plate-work, miscellaneous steel, Architecturally Exposed Structural Steel, and high-rise solutions. Through their Feature Walters division, they also provide the commercial, residential and public art sectors with unique elements that define leading-edge architecture. Walters work has been recognized many times over in the form of highly coveted industry awards for excellence, innovation and safety.

Walters has built a network of strong relationships within the industry, working with some of North America's leading general contractors, architects and engineers on an incredible range of projects. Some of their high profile projects include The Canadian Museum for Human Rights, The Bow Hi-Rise, Halifax Shipyards, and feature staircases in high-end retailers including Louis Vuitton and Tommy Hilfiger.

(Walters Group Project list: http://www.waltersgroupinc.com/projects/)

"To join such an esteemed group of Canadian companies in receiving this recognition is truly an honour. It validates all our work to embrace a professional, strategic approach to managing our family business," said Walter Koppelaar, President, Walters Group. "But at the end of the day, it's the people who come together to execute the strategy that make what we do possible. We offer a heartfelt thanks to our dedicated employees, innovative partners, and loyal clients."  

2015 winners of the Canada's Best Managed Companies award, along with Requalified, Gold Standard, Gold Requalified winners and Platinum Club members will be honoured at the annual Canada's Best Managed Companies gala in Toronto on April 12, 2016.

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 $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. The awards are granted on five levels: 1) Best Managed winner (one of the new winners selected each year); 2) Requalified member (repeat winners retain the 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 reapplied for the designation); 4) Gold Requalified member (Gold Standard winners may requalify for two additional years, subject to annual operational and financial review); 5) Platinum Club member (winners that maintain Best Managed status for a minimum of six consecutive years). Program sponsors are Deloitte, CIBC, National Post, Smith School of Business and MacKay CEO Forums. For further information, visit www.bestmanagedcompanies.ca

About Walters Group (www.waltersgroupinc.com)

Walters Group is made up of a strategically integrated network of businesses that designs, fabricates and erects complex commercial and industrial projects throughout North America. Our ability to provide services in-house across all areas including construction engineering, detailing, project management, fabrication, finishing, delivery and field construction, is one of the keys that distinguishes us in the marketplace. Beyond our core capabilities, we also provide complimentary products and services to meet our client's needs. From high-end architectural fabricated products, to miscellaneous metals, to the latest in lightweight flooring technology and steel frame solutions, we offer end-to-end solutions to help turn our clients' vision into reality.

For further information, please contact:
bestmanagedcompanies@deloitte.ca www.bestmanagedcompanies.ca

SOURCE Walters Group

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For further information: Contact information: Laura Valvasori, Director of Marketing, Walters Group, 416 712 9731, lvalvasori@waltersinc.com; www.waltersgroupinc.com

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