JDSmith named Business of the Year by Vaughan Chamber of Commerce

Dec 01, 2008

JDSmith and Sons Ltd., a leader in transportation and third-party logistics, proudly announces that it has been named Business of the Year 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 JDSmith and Sons for winning this Business Achievement Award,” says Chamber President and CEO Deborah Bonk. “For 20 years, the Chamber has been honouring the business leaders of our community – companies such as JD 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, JDSmith and Sons continues to lead the way.”

The Chamber award is the latest in a number of industry awards presented to JDSmith and Sons in recent years. The company also 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.

A few years back, JDSmith and Sons received the first-ever SCL Green Supply Chain 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 its network of distribution centre 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 over 90 years, JDSmith and Sons 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.