United Van Lines (Canada) Ltd. attains Gold Standard designation
TORONTO, Feb. 27, 2013 /CNW/ - United Van Lines (Canada) Ltd. is
honoured to be recognized as a winner of Canada's 50 Best Managed
Companies program in 2009 and has demonstrated their commitment to the
program and successfully reapplied for the designation as a Gold
Standard in 2012. For the fourth year in a row, United Van Lines has
been part of the outstanding Canada's Best Managed Companies program.
United Van Lines (Canada) Ltd. is the first mover in the household
goods industry to have won this award.
Canada's 50 Best Managed Companies is Canada's leading business awards
program, recognizing excellence in Canadian owned and managed
"As we celebrate our 20th anniversary, we would like to congratulate United Van Lines (Canada)
Ltd. 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,
National leader for Canada's Best Managed Companies program and leader
of the Greater Toronto Growth Enterprise practice for Deloitte."
2012 winners of the Canada's 50 Best Managed Companies award, along with
the Gold Standard winners, Requalified and Platinum Club members will
be honoured at the annual Best Managed gala in Toronto on April 16,
2013. On the same date, the Best Managed symposium will address
leading-edge business issues that are key to the success of today's
United Van Lines (Canada) Ltd. work extensively to make significant
improvements that resulted in efficiencies within their entire
organization. Their plan to attract capital and manage finances led to
growth in the leasing division and increased overall shareholdings.
United Van Lines (Canada) Ltd. were instrumental in developing new
programs throughout the organization and innovative systems that
provide a higher standard of care to customers and Members.
Anne Martin, President expressed, "Becoming a Gold Standard winner is a
result of the hard work of many people including our employees, our
Board of Directors and the Member community from across the country.
We celebrate this recognition and outstanding achievement with all of
these extraordinary people whose collective talents and commitment make
a difference to our customers each and every day. As United Van Lines
is celebrating its 60th year in business, our leadership and innovation in the moving industry
have led the way. Moving with Care - Everywhere Since 1953."
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 four levels: 1) Best Managed winner (one of the 50 new
winners selected each year); 2) Requalified members (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. Companies may
requalify for two additional years, subject to annual operational and
financial review; 4) Platinum Club member (winners that maintain Best
Managed status for a minimum of six consecutive years). Program
sponsors are Deloitte, CIBC, National Post, Queen's School of Business
and MacKay CEO forums.
About United Van Lines: United Van Lines (Canada) Ltd. operates both
the United Van Lines and Mayflower Canada brands in Canada. A van line
offering local and long distance moving, innovative container moving,
economical do-it-yourself moving, cross-border and overseas moving
services with a network of moving companies that services moves within
Canada, the United States and globally.
SOURCE: United Van Lines Canada Ltd.
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