Wesgroup Equipment named one of Canada's Best Managed Companies For a Second Year

March 7, 2019

Wesgroup Equipment named one of Canada's Best Managed Companies For a Second Year

Toronto, ON – March 7, 2018 For the second consecutive year, Wesgroup Equipment and its Family of Companies have been recognized for their overall business performance and commitment to sustained growth with the prestigious Canada’s Best Managed Companies designation.  The 2019 Best Managed program award winners are amongst the best-in-class of Canadian owned and managed companies demonstrating strategy, capability and commitment to achieve sustainable growth.

Entering into its 26th year, Canada’s Best Managed Companies is one of the country’s leading business awards programs recognizing Canadian-owned and managed companies for innovative, world-class business practices. Every year, hundreds of entrepreneurial companies compete for this designation in a rigorous and independent process that evaluates the calibre of their management abilities and practices.

“This year’s Best Managed winners are a testament to the success found when businesses invest in talent, innovate intentionally, and think long-term,” said Lorrie King, Partner, Deloitte Private and Co-Leader, Canada’s Best Managed Companies program. “These companies should be proud of this achievement, and their responsibility in acting as role models for other Canadian businesses.

“Being recognized for the Best Managed designation for the second year affirms the effectiveness of our strategic goals. It shows that our choices, methods and processes are in line with some of the best and most successful organizations in Canada. It also shows that we are on the right path with how we manage our business in areas such as people, culture, training, services, knowledge, and products, and are creating a competitive advantage by valuing strong communication, customer service and a healthy company culture,” said Dhar Dhaliwal, CEO of Wesgroup Equipment.

2019 winners of the Canada’s Best Managed Companies award will be honoured at the annual Canada’s Best Managed Companies gala in Toronto on April 17, 2019.  On the same date, the Best Managed symposium will address leading-edge business issues that are key to the success of today’s business leaders. The Best Managed program is sponsored by Deloitte Private, CIBC, Canadian Business, Smith School of Business, and TMX Group.

About Wesgroup Equipment  Wesgroup Equipment is a full-service construction equipment and material handling distributor operating in British Columbia. Proud of our BC heritage, we have chosen Surrey, BC as our head office, but we cover the entire province operating out of 7 different locations throughout BC. Wesgroup Equipment and our Family of Companies is made up of: Williams Machinery, Westerra Equipment and Vermeer BC. With our strong footprint and great range of products we are committed to becoming a leader in the industry by growing a culture that exemplifies service and prioritizes relationships over transactions.

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 $15 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) Canada’s Best Managed Companies new winner (one of the new winners selected each year); 2) Canada’s Best Managed Companies winner (award recipients that have re-applied and successfully retained their 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 retained their award for 4-6 consecutive years); 4) Platinum Club member (winners that have maintained their Best Managed status for seven years or more). Program sponsors are Deloitte, CIBC, Canadian Business, Smith School of Business, TMX Group and MacKay CEO Forums. For further information, visit www.bestmanagedcompanies.ca.

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

Media Contact: Kathy Fowler, Marketing and Communications Manager kfowler@wesgroupequipment.com 604.930.3390