WINNIPEG, Manitoba - Celebrating its 75th year of business in western Canada, B. A. Robinson Co. Ltd. is now also an official member of “Canada’s 50 Best Managed Platinum Club.” Membership is restricted to the elite corps of organizations who have been Best Managed Companies for six consecutive years or more. This award is sponsored by Deloitte, CIBC Commercial Banking, National Post, and Queen’s School of Business.

“We are the only wholesale distributor in either plumbing or electrical to achieve the prestigious Platinum level award in Canada,” said Ross Robinson, president of B. A. Robinson Co. Ltd. “We could not have achieved this award without our fantastic staff who deliver on our customer service and operational requirements every day. As we have continued to grow with the addition of new branches and important product line depth we have done so with operational effectiveness and efficiency guiding our movements. These ongoing achievements have allowed us to build confidence with our customers and we thank them for trusting us with their business needs.”

The Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies program recognizes organizations setting the highest standards of business performance. Now in its 18th year, the Best Managed designation symbolizes Canadian corporate success: companies focused on their core vision, creating stakeholder value and excelling in the global economy.

“The Platinum Club of the Best Managed Companies program is reserved for companies who have qualified as Best Managed for the preceding six years, and in their seventh year join this exclusive group,” said Richard Soenen, partner in Deloitte’s Private Company Services Group and Manitoba Region program lead for the 50 Best Managed Companies Program. “Over the past seven years, we have seen some significant swings in the economy and changes in business environment in Canada. During this time B. A. Robinson has made people and customers its highest priorities, has focused on operational excellence and innovation, and has achieved consistent and strong performance, all of which continue to support the company’s status as an industry leader. Being recognized as a Platinum Club member is a well deserved recognition and should be a source of pride for all Manitobans as we include another great Manitoba company in this select group within a prestigious national awards program.”

Robinson added, “Every year, thousands of entrepreneurial companies compete for this designation. We went through an independent evaluation process that examined the caliber of our management abilities and practices. Achieving the Platinum level recognizes our overall business performance, the contributions of our people and sustained growth for seven consecutive years. It’s uniquely Canadian - a key fact we are immensely proud of. I can’t imagine a more fitting time to be recognized for this accomplishment than during our company’s 75th anniversary.”

Publication date: 03/14/2011