by MM&D staff


Schenker of Canada Limited has been awarded the 2011 Brampton Outstanding Business Achievement Award in the Logistics Category. Winners were announced this spring in Brampton, Ontario. Mike Gilmartin, national director of Health and Safety for Schenker of Canada, accepted the award on behalf of the company. Schenker of Canada was one of two finalists in the logistics category. The awards recognize local businesses that have demonstrated excellence.

At the International Warehouse Logistics Association’s (IWLA) 120th Annual Convention in March in Florida, the IWLA presented awards honouring members for their leadership and service to the warehouse and logistics industry. The IWLA presented its Distinguished Leadership and Service Award to Eugene Kane (who died in 2010 and was honoured posthumously), chairman of Kane Is Able Inc of Scranton, Pennsylvania; and to Jock Menzies, chairman of the Terminal Corporation of Baltimore.

Cat Lift Trucks has announced the recipients of its 2011 Dealer of the Year Award. The award recognizes dealers based on 2010 sales performance, customer relationships and operational knowledge of Cat lift trucks. Recipients have exceeded expectations in new machine sales, parts sales and customer satisfaction. Canadian recipients for 2011 include Hewitt Material Handling Inc of Concord, Ontario, and Hewitt Equipment Limited of Pointe Claire, Quebec.

Dave Brooks, president of AA Cargo, has won the 2011 Jim Foster Award for Excellence. The award is given by the Airforwarders Association (AfA) at its annual AirCargo 2011 Conference in San Diego, California. The award is presented each year to a person who has made a significant impact on the cargo industry. Brooks has been head of American Airlines Cargo since 1996.

Ford Motor Company has awarded Penske Logistics with Ford’s Gold World Excellence Award. This is the third World Excellence Award Penske Logistics has earned from Ford and it is the second time the company has earned gold. The Gold Awards are presented to suppliers demonstrating superior quality, delivery and cost performance. The ScottsMiracle-Gro Company has awarded Penske with its 2010 Outstanding Service Excellence Award. ScottsMiracle-Gro says the award acknowledges Penske’s positive working relationship, its collaboration with ScottsMiracle-Gro on a new transportation management system and its help with expanding ScottsMiracle-Gro’s distribution network. ScottsMiracle-Gro presented the award at its annual logistics conference in Florida.