Upper Canada Recognized as One of Canada's Best Managed Companies

We are delighted to announce that Upper Canada Forest Products has requalified as a 2018 recipient of the prestigious Canada’s Best Managed Companies designation.

Now in its 25th 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 caliber of their management abilities and practices.

“Our people and our culture are our first priority, and our most important strategic advantage,” said Warren Spitz, President and CEO of Upper Canada Forest Products. “We are focused on creating a place where people will be developed, challenged, recognized, rewarded and protected. It is an honour to be a second-year recipient of Canada’s Best Managed Companies award, confirming the continued success of our vision and mission.”

Applicants are evaluated by an independent judging panel comprised of representatives from program sponsors in addition to special guest judges. 2018 Best Managed companies share commonalities that include a clear strategy and vision, investment in capability and commitment to talent.

“It’s much more than just financial performance,” said Peter Brown, Partner, Deloitte and Co-Leader Canada’s Best Managed Companies Program. “The ingredients to success also include overall business performance and sustained growth. It takes dedication and commitment from the entire organization.”

The Best Managed program is sponsored by Deloitte, CIBC, Canadian Business, Smith School of Business, TMX Group and MacKay CEO Forums.

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.

Upper Canada Recognized as One of Canada's Best Managed Companies

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