Transit Truck Bodies has been recognized for overall business performance and sustained growth with the prestigious Canada’s Best Managed Companies Gold Standard winner designation. The 2021 Best Managed program award winners are amongst the best-in-class of Canadian owned and managed companies with revenues over $25 million demonstrating leadership in the areas of strategy, capabilities and innovation, culture and commitment, and financials to achieve sustainable growth.
Now in its 28th year, Canada’s Best Managed Companies remains 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.
“This year’s Best Managed winners demonstrate the organizational grit required to thrive in these increasingly uncertain times,” said Peter Brown, partner, Deloitte Private and co-leader, Canada’s Best Managed Companies program. “By putting their people first, and showing the courage to experiment and take risks, they were able to overcome some of today’s most pressing challenges. This year’s winners were able to succeed because they weren’t afraid to fail.”
Always driven by customers, suppliers and employees, Transit Truck Bodies boasts of an ability to adapt to the growing needs and realities of an ever-evolving marketplace. The company has manufactured more than 63,000 truck bodies since 1978 and its expansion continues across Canada and the United States.
"Although the last year was very emotional and the challenges have followed one another, it mainly made us realize how skilled our team is and that innovation and adaptation are part of our DNA," said Louis Leclair, president and owner of Transit Truck Bodies. “I am proud of what we have accomplished as a team. Continuing the Best Managed adventure by obtaining Gold Recognition again this year confirms to us that our actions are keys to success and that we are contributing to something useful and great."
Applicants are evaluated by an independent judging panel comprised of representatives from program sponsors in addition to special guest judges. 2021 Best Managed companies share commonalities that include (but are not limited to) enabling a remote workforce, making employee health a top priority, acting with an increased sense of purpose and social responsibility, and a significantly heightened focus on cash flow.
2021 winners of the Canada’s Best Managed Companies award will be honored at a virtual gala. The Best Managed virtual symposium will address leading-edge business issues that are key to the success of today’s business leaders.
The Best Managed program is sponsored by Deloitte Private, CIBC, Canadian Business, Smith School of Business, and TMX Group.