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Toronto, ON – March 25, 2014 – Superior Glove Works Ltd. triumphed over hundreds of other applicants and is pleased to announce that it has earned its second consecutive designation with Canada’s Best Managed Companies program. This prestigious national award is sponsored by Deloitte, CIBC, National Post, Queen’s School of Business and MacKay CEO Forums.
“We are truly honoured to again be named one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies, an achievement that is shared by the many Superior Glove employees whose ingenuity and hard work cements our position as Canada’s leader in work glove manufacturing,” says Tony Geng, President of Superior Glove. “Every decision we make as a company is focused on delivering the best and most innovative solutions for hand protection in the industry.”
“Today’s marketplace is not just about the investment in the product; it is also about the investment in the people. Superior Glove invests in their team to build up a strong and stable company. Canada’s Best Managed Companies carries this attribute and we are pleased to say Superior Glove is one of this year’s recipients,” says John Hughes, National Leader of Canada’s Best Managed Companies and Managing Partner, Growth Enterprises, Deloitte.
For Superior Glove, maintaining sustainable growth is not mutually exclusive with supporting Canadian business and economy. The head office (with attached manufacturing facilities) is in small-town Acton, Ontario and a second facility is located in Point Leamington, Newfoundland. “Our Point Leamington factory originally started in 1988 in half of the Town Hall. From the original 700 square feet and three sewing machines, we have since moved our manufacturing across the street and expanded five times in the last 24 years. We are committed to our roots and dedicated to ensuring sustainable growth,” adds Tony Geng.
Established in 1993, the 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.
Vice President of Superior Glove, Joe Geng, adds that this honour is especially exciting for father and owner Frank Geng, who began building the company in 1961. “The tremendous growth we’ve achieved and the success we’ve accomplished is a testament to him and his ability to get the business up and rolling… it’s incredible to see how far we’ve come.”
2013 winners of the Canada’s Best Managed Companies award, along with the Gold Standard winners, Requalified and Platinum Club members will be honoured at the annual Canada’s Best Managed Companies gala in Toronto on April 1, 2014. On the same date, the symposium will address leading-edge business issues that are key to the success of today’s business leaders.
Superior Glove Works is a clear leader in the industrial work glove industry. Vertical integration, a sound business approach and a dedication to research and innovation has led the company to be one of the largest work glove manufacturers—with customers in Canada, the USA and Europe. Specializing in cut-resistant gloves, Superior offers an astounding 3,500 styles of work gloves to the safety glove market. Providing “engineered hand protection for every industry” is more than just a slogan—it’s the impetus for growth and the foundation on which Superior Glove was built. For more information visit: www.superiorglove.com.
The program, which is sponsored by Deloitte, CIBC, National Post, Queen’s School of Business and MacKay CEO forums, evaluates and honours the top Canadian-owned and managed private firms with annual revenues of at least $10 million. Each year, hundreds of entrepreneurial companies compete for this prestigious designation that evaluates companies based on four overarching principles of business: strategy, commitment, capability and financial strength. For more information visit: www.bestmanagedcompanies.ca.
Media inquiries may be directed to:
Vice President, Superior Glove Works
Superior Glove Works Ltd.
800-265-7617 ext. 2014
— ISHN (@ISHNmag) March 26, 2014
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