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Manderley Turf Products Requalifies as One of Canada’s Best Managed Companies

February 26, 2013

Ottawa-based 2011 winner requalifies in 2012 to maintain status as a
Best Managed Company.

OTTAWA, Feb. 26, 2013 /CNW/ – Manderley Turf Products, Canada’s largest
sod supplier, was today requalified as one of Canada’s Best Managed
Companies for 2012. The company was a winner of Canada’s 50 Best
Managed Companies program in 2011, a prestigious national awards
program sponsored by Deloitte, CIBC, National Post, and Queen’s School
of Business.

“As we celebrate our 20th anniversary, we would like to congratulate
Manderley and its entire workforce. Achieving Canada’s highest level of
Canadian business excellence takes a united effort and we are
privileged to acknowledge such a strong team,” said John Hughes,
National leader for Canada’s Best Managed Companies program and leader
of the Greater Toronto Growth Enterprise practice for Deloitte.

“Manderley is once again honoured to be a member of Canada’s Best
Managed Companies says Greg Skotnicki, President, Manderley Turf
Products and a Member of the Board of Directors of the Nursery Sod
Growers Association of Ontario (NSGA).

Since 1960, Manderley has been creating beautiful, sustainable lawns for
homeowners, builders and commercial developers. It has prospered by
providing excellent products, prompt delivery and superb service to all
its clients, big or small, local or international. Manderley was
instrumental in establishing and organizing the sod industry in Canada
and to this day remains at the forefront as a respected leader in
pioneering new products, services and processes that improve the client
experience and reduce the impact on the environment.

“Manderley has grown to be Canada’s largest sod supplier and an industry
pioneer; helping to champion the NSGA Green Certification program for
sod farms in addition to developing environmentally responsible
products and processes” adds Skotnicki. The Company recently introduced
Canada’s first certified drought-tolerant sod and seed products,
Manderley Less Water Sod and Grass Seed, which reduce water consumption
by upwards of 50%.

Established in 1993, Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies is a national
awards program, recognizing Canadian companies that have implemented
world-class business practices and created value in innovative ways.
Applications are reviewed by an independent judging panel that
evaluates how companies address various business challenges, including
new technologies, globalization, brand management, leadership,
leveraging and developing core competencies, designing information
systems, and hiring the right talent to facilitate growth.

“Requalifying as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies validates the
continuous efforts of our excellent staff in striving to pioneer
innovative products and processes that benefit our clients, and the

About Manderley
For over 50 years years, Manderley Turf Products has been helping
Canadians create beautiful lawns and green spaces. As Canada’s largest
turfgrass sod producer with over 75 million square feet sold annually
and 6,000 acres in production, Manderley has been instrumental in the
creation and advancement of the sod industry in Canada and continues to
lead with improvements  in production, distribution and product
development including drought tolerant turfgrass that significantly
reduces water consumption. Manderley sod is grown and sold in the area
surrounding Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec City, Calgary, Edmonton and
Northern Alberta.

About Canada’s Best Managed Companies
Canada’s Best Managed Companies continues to be the mark of excellence
for Canadian-owned and managed companies with revenues over $10
million. Every year since the launch of the program in 1993, hundreds
of entrepreneurial companies have competed for this designation in a
rigorous and independent process that evaluates their management skills
and practices. The awards are granted on four levels: 1) Best Managed
winner (one of the 50 new winners selected each year); 2) Requalified
member (repeat winners retain the Best Managed designation for two
additional years, subject to annual operational and financial review);
3) Gold Standard winner (After three consecutive years of maintaining
their Best Managed status, these winners have demonstrated their
commitment to the program and successfully reapplied for the
designation. Companies may requalify for two additional years, subject
to annual operational and financial review; 4) Platinum Club member
(winners that maintain Best Managed status for a minimum of six
consecutive years). Program sponsors are Deloitte, CIBC, National Post,
and Queen’s School of Business. For further information, visit www.bestmanagedcompanies.ca.

Visit the online community for private companies the Best Managed
channel on FP Executive: www.financialpost.com/bestmanaged

To find out more about Canada’s Best Managed Companies, visit www.canadas50best.com

SOURCE Manderley Turf Products Inc.

Source: PR Newswire