TORONTO, March 25, 2014 /CNW/ - Wheels Group Inc. ("Wheels" or the "Company") (TSXV: WGI, OTCQX: WGIJF), a leading North American non-asset third party logistics ("3PL") provider, is pleased to announce that it has been designated as one of Canada's Best Managed Companies, Platinum Status, for the 17th consecutive year.
Established in 1993, Canada's Best Managed Companies is a national awards program, recognizing Canadian companies that have implemented world-class business practices and created value in innovative ways. Applications are reviewed by an independent judging panel that evaluates how companies address various business challenges, including new technologies, globalization, brand management, leadership, leveraging and developing core competencies, designing information systems, and hiring the right talent to facilitate growth.
Wheels was first recognized as a Best Managed Company in 1997 and first achieved Platinum Status in 2003. Platinum Status recognizes companies that have achieved Best Managed for a minimum of six consecutive years.
"We would like to congratulate Wheels on again being designated as one of Canada's Best Managed Companies," said John Hughes, National Leader for Canada's Best Managed Companies program and Managing Partner of the Growth Enterprises practice for Deloitte. Mr. Hughes added that "achieving Canada's highest level of business excellence for 17 consecutive years is an exceptional achievement. We are pleased to acknowledge Wheels' strong and committed team for driving the company's continued growth and success."
"We are pleased and honoured to have once again achieved this prestigious recognition," said Peter Jamieson, Chief Operating Officer of Wheels. "Our participation in the Best Managed Companies program for 17 consecutive years demonstrates the Company's commitment to quality and continued focus on driving results for our customers and transportation partners. This recognition is indicative of the value and importance all Wheels employees and team members place on delivering exceptional service and customer satisfaction."
Founded in 1988, Wheels is a leading North American 3PL, supply chain logistics provider. As a non-asset provider, the Company develops advanced supply chain solutions delivered through its qualified partner network of over 6,000 truck, rail, air and ocean carriers. Wheels serves consumer goods, food and beverage, manufacturing and retail clients through 26 offices throughout the US and Canada. Wheels has been named one of Canada's Best Managed Companies since 1997, with Platinum status since 2003. Wheels has been named one of North America's Top 100 Third-Party Logistics ("3PL") Companies and one of the Top 100 Food 3PL's.
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SOURCE: Wheels Group Inc.
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