TORONTO, March 10, 2015 /CNW/ - Wheels Group Inc. ("Wheels") (TSXV: WGI), 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 18th consecutive year.
Established in 1993, Canada's Best Managed Companies is one of the country's leading business awards programs that recognizes Canadian companies that have implemented world-class business practices and created value in innovative ways. Applicants are evaluated by an independent judging panel on how they 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 designation for a minimum of six consecutive years.
"I want to congratulate Wheels on once again achieving their Platinum Club status. This designation exemplifies consistency, commitment and the ability to adapt and grow in a changing marketplace. These qualities are what makes Wheels such a great business success story and one of Canada's Best Managed Companies," said Peter E. Brown, national co-leader of Canada's Best Managed Companies program and senior practice partner, Deloitte.
"We are honoured to continue to be recognized as one of Canada's Best Managed Companies, Platinum Status," said Peter Jamieson, Chief Operating Officer of Wheels. "I'm proud of the entire Wheels' Team for their ongoing efforts and hard work. Wheels' participation in this program for 18 consecutive years demonstrates the Company's commitment to exceeding our customers' expectations while driving results for our partners and shareholders."
Founded in 1988, Wheels is a leading North American third party logistics ("3PL") provider. As a non-asset provider, Wheels 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 18 offices throughout the United States and Canada. Wheels has been named one of Canada's Best Managed Companies since 1997, Platinum since 2003, one of North America's Top 100 3PL Companies and one of the Top 100 Food 3PLs.
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SOURCE Wheels Group Inc.
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