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Posted on: November 20, 2014

Westcan Bulk Named Most Admired

Edmonton, Alberta, November 20, 2014 – Westcan Bulk Transport is proud to be recognized as one of Canada’s 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures for having a culture that has impacted its performance.

RTL%20Award%20LogoEdmonton, Alberta, November 20, 2014 – Westcan Bulk Transport is proud to be recognized as one of Canada’s 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures for having a culture that has impacted its performance.

“We are honoured to be receiving this recognition, as it is a reflection of the strength of our corporate values and culture, the support of our valued customers, and most importantly, the hard work and dedication of our team members,” says Grant Mitchell, President & CEO, RTL-Westcan Group of Companies. “At Westcan, we place an emphasis on people, safety, service, and operational excellence in everything we do and encourage a corporate culture built on teamwork, honesty, openness, and respect. We strive to create an environment in which our people take pride in the work they do and the team they belong to.”

Over the past 50 years, Westcan Bulk Transport has built a strong corporate culture based on leadership, safety, recognition, and giving back to their communities. They offer a world-class safety program and comprehensive training for employees, as well as educational assistance and professional development opportunities, with a focus on hiring and retaining top talent. Westcan is also a national sponsor of MADD Canada and their mission to stop impaired driving, helping deliver a life-saving message to thousands of motorists and students each year.

2014 marks the 10th anniversary of the Canada’s 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures program. The award was created by executive search firm Waterstone Human Capital to distinguish great workplaces where culture impacts performance. The winning organizations are selected by a panel of experts based on six measurement criteria, including: vision and leadership; recruitment and hiring for fit; cultural alignment and measurement; retention, rewards and recognition; organizational performance; and corporate social responsibility. Ten organizations are recognized as national winners in each of the following four categories for 2014:

  • Enterprise (revenues above $500 million)
  • Mid-Market (revenues over $100 million to $500 million)
  • Growth & Small Cap (revenues under $100 million), and
  • Broader Public sector

“Westcan Bulk Transport has a clear vision that permeates their organizational culture, and it is apparent how the leadership drives the company,” says Marty Parker, CEO of Waterstone and Chair of the Canada’s 10 program. “Westcan’s focus on safety is impressive, and their tracking and reporting on safety stats keeps what is important to the company front and centre for the staff. This truly makes them stand out in their field.”

About Westcan Bulk Transport

Westcan Bulk Transport is one of the largest bulk transportation companies in Western Canada, specializing in transporting liquid and dry bulk commodities. With 50 years of experience, they have established themselves as a leader in the bulk transportation industry. Operating out of 11 locations across Western Canada and the North, and a recently added location in Ontario, Westcan Bulk Transport proudly serves over 500 customers in the petroleum, pulp and paper, mining, and agriculture industries. More information is available at www.westcanbulk.ca.

About Canada’s 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures™: The Canada’s 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures (https://waterstonehc.com/canadas-most-admired/) is founded and presented by Waterstone Human Capital, a leading retained executive search firm specializing in recruiting for fit for entrepreneurial-minded, high-growth organizations across North America. This national program, now in its 10th year, annually recognizes best-in-class Canadian organizations for having a culture that has helped them enhance performance and sustain a competitive advantage.

For more information, contact:

Grant Mitchell
President & CEO
(780) 472-6494

Zoë LeParque
Communications Associate
(780) 472-6633

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