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J.D. Smith and Sons named Business of the Year - over 25 employees by Vaughan Chamber of Commerce.

J.D. Smith and Sons Ltd., a leader in transportation and third-party logistics, proudly announces that it has been named Business of the Year - Over 25 Employees by the Vaughan Chamber of Commerce.

The award is presented to a company that demonstrates leadership and entrepreneurship, sales growth, productivity and quality improvements and product innovation and technology.

“On behalf of the Vaughan Chamber of Commerce I would like to extend our congratulations to J.D. Smith and Sons Ltd. for winning the 2009 Business Achievement Award – Over 25 Employees,” says Chamber President and CEO Deborah Bonk. “For 20 years, the Chamber has been honouring the business leaders of our community – companies such as J.D. Smith and Sons. The outstanding records and achievements by these top performing firms have contributed significantly to our city’s growth and prosperity.”

Company President Scott Smith says, “It is a tremendous honour to be chosen Business of the Year by our local business peers and a testament to the dedication of our employees. Through their hard work and their commitment to excellence, we have remained among the leaders in logistics, careful handling of goods and superior customer service. By embracing technological advances and striving to be innovative, J.D. Smith and Sons continues to lead the way.”

The Chamber award is the latest in a number of industry awards presented to J.D. Smith and Sons in the past four years. In 2005, the company received Hewlett Packard’s first ever Transportation Carrier of the Year Award as well as Less Than Truckload Carrier of the Year for the second time by Colgate Palmolive Canada.

In 2007, J.D. Smith and Sons received the first-ever SCL Green Shipper Award, presented to the company for setting and exceeding high standards for environmental friendliness, operating in an ethical manner and actively seeking ways to improve environmental performance by reducing fuel consumption and greenhouse-gas emissions from freight facility operations.

In December, the company further demonstrated its commitment to reducing greenhouse gases by joining the SmartWaySM Transport Partnership, an innovative collaboration between U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the freight industry designed to increase energy efficiency while significantly reducing greenhouse gases and air pollution.

Celebrating 90 years, J.D. Smith and Sons Ltd. offers a unique blend of integrated third-party distribution and logistics services that combine the pride of a family-owned company with leading-edge technology. Its integrated infrastructure includes a network of modern warehousing facilities, an extensive, well-maintained fleet, and state of the art IT systems. The company’s unwavering commitment to customer service and its creative and innovative solutions have helped to establish long-term relationships and provide clients with a competitive advantage.

JDSmith is an asset based provider of custom warehouse, logistics and transportation solutions located in Vaughan (Toronto), Ontario Canada. Please visit www.jdsmith.com for more information  

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