ESS joins the Platinum Club of Canada’s Best Managed Companies

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Last year, ESS expanded its representation of Link-Belt Cranes into British Columbia

Equipment Sales & Service Limited (ESS) has joined the Platinum Club of the Canada’s Best Managed Companies designation.

Each year, the Canada’s Best Managed Companies program highlights the best-in-class of Canadian owned and managed companies with revenues greater than $15 million.

ESS joins the elite group of companies that have attained Platinum Club status, after earning the Canada’s Best Managed Companies designation for seven consecutive years.

“It was a significant accomplishment to be awarded our first Best Managed designation in 2011.  However, I believe it is even more difficult to retain that status,” said Morgan Cronin, President of ESS. “We must constantly review and improve the way we do business including revisiting our strategies and how we deliver our product and services to our business partners.  Achieving Platinum status is both a tremendous challenge and achievement.  It is a reflection of our efforts to continuously improve and the dedicated people we have working at ESS who can translate plan into action.  We are extremely proud of our company and our team.”

In 2017, ESS opened a new branch in Quebec City and expanded its representation of Link-Belt Cranes into British Columbia. As well, ESS acquired Selix Equipment Inc. a distributor of drilling and foundation equipment.

“As importantly, we are securing our future as a family-owned business by implementing our succession plan as third generation family members take on leadership responsibilities as managers and board members,” Michael and Peter Willis, co-executive chairmen and owners of ESS said in a joint statement.

About Canada’s Best Managed Companies

Now in its 25th year, Canada’s Best Managed Companies is one of the country’s leading business awards programs that recognizes Canadian-owned and managed companies for innovative, world-class business practices. Every year, hundreds of entrepreneurial companies compete for the designation in a rigorous and independent process that evaluates the caliber of their management abilities and practices.

Applicants are evaluated by an independent judging panel comprised of representatives from program sponsors in addition to special guest judges.