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Acton, Ont., February 26, 2013 – Superior Glove Works, a North American leader in work glove manufacturing, has been named one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies for 2012. This prestigious national award is sponsored by Deloitte, CIBC, National Post, Queen’s School of Business and MacKay CEO forums.
“As we celebrate our 20th anniversary, we believe that there are three vital building blocks to sustainable growth: strategy, capability, and commitment; Superior Glove Works has demonstrated it is a model of success in all three areas and is duly recognized as one of Canada’s Best Managed,” explained John Hughes, National leader for Canada’s Best Managed Companies program and leader of the Greater Toronto Growth Enterprise practice for Deloitte.
Achieving Canada’s highest level of business excellence and winning out over hundreds of applicants nationwide does not come by chance. “Our success is due to a dedicated approach to enhancing our business operations and maintaining a high level of quality that sustains our growth and expansion,” says Tony Geng, President of Superior Glove Works.
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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.
“We are a family-owned operation that started with a focus on leather gloves. The tremendous growth we’ve achieved and the success we’ve accomplished is a testament to my father, Frank Geng and his ability to get the business up and rolling,” said Tony Geng. The company will launch the exciting announcement of this designation with celebratory events held in both of its principal facilities. “To achieve this level of recognition is a great honour and we’re excited to celebrate together with our community, our customers and our employees,” said Joe Geng, Vice President of Superior Glove.
For Superior Glove, maintaining sustainable growth is not mutually exclusive with supporting Canadian business and economy. The head office (with attached manufacturing facility) 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.
About Superior Glove Works
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.
About Canada’s Best Managed Companies
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.
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Media inquiries may be directed to:
Vice President, Superior Glove Works
Superior Glove Works Ltd.
800-265-7617 ext. 2014