Kudos and congratulations: December 10, 2021

by Inside Logistics Online Staff

Canadian National

CN has been recognized for leadership in corporate sustainability by global environmental non-profit CDP, securing a place on its ‘A List’ for tackling climate change. CN was recognized for its actions to cut emissions, mitigate climate risks and develop the low-carbon economy, based on the data reported by the company through CDP’s 2021 climate change questionnaire. CN is one of 200 companies to make the ‘A’ list out of nearly 12,000 companies scored.

CDP assesses these companies, allocating a score of A to D- based on the comprehensiveness of disclosure, awareness and management of environmental risks and demonstration of best practices associated with environmental leadership, such as setting ambitious and meaningful targets.

Polaris Transportation Group

Polaris has won the 2021 Mastio Quality Award for Canadian LTL Carriers. Mastio & Company is a research agency that specializes in transportation and logistics. Every two years it evaluates U.S. and Canadian carriers by gathering customer feedback to determine if core client needs are being met.

“We didn’t apply to be in this survey and had no idea we were selected by customers for our service performance in the Canadian LTL category,” said Dave Cox, president of Polaris Transportation Group based in Mississauga, Ontario. “But we were delighted to learn that customer feedback in the study gave us consistently high marks. It is a great honour to get recognition like this, especially from customers.”

Polaris came out on top in this year’s evaluation in the Higher Performance/Superior Offering classification in the following categories:

  • Ease of doing business
  • Shipments delivered when promised
  • Shipments delivered without damage
  • Problem resolution
  • Proactive communications
  • Likelihood of recommending this carrier
Arlin Keck

Arlin Keck

Arlin Keck, Steel King’s, corporate R&D engineer, has received the Material Handling Education Foundation, Inc. (MHEFI) Exceptional Contribution Award. The award is presented to those who contribute to the material handling industry in extraordinary ways.

Keck has worked in the material handling industry since 1973 and has been with Steel King since 2005. As an engineering leader and member of the Storage Manufacturers Associations (SMA), Keck was chosen to receive this award for his extraordinary contributions for engineering standards for not only SMA, but for storage materials throughout the industry.

During his time as the SMA engineering committee chair, Keck led the group in raising design standards and user safety code excellence for member companies and users.

“Arlin’s positive energy drove the engineering committee to get things done. He always was willing to help,and his positive attitude made it easier to get through some dry information faster,” said Kevin O’Neill,President, Steele Solutions and SMA Industry group chairman.