by Sandy MacIsaac


Nissan Forklift Corp has announced the winners of its Service Excellence Awards for 2011. Nissan dealerships that participate in the program meet standards in financial performance, employee competence, operational excellence and customer satisfaction. The JH Ryder Machinery Ltd dealership in Mississauga, Ontario was the lone Canadian dealership wining a Silver award. The standards in each area result in Nissan dealerships that provide efficient work order processing and billing, well-trained and certified technicians as well as overall quality products for their customers.

The Deloitte Technology Fast 50 has ranked Nulogx as one of the fastest growing technology companies in Canada. The ranking is based on the percentage of revenue growth over five years. To qualify for the Fast 50 ranking, companies must have been in business for at least five years, have revenues of at least $5 million, be headquartered in Canada, own proprietary technology and conduct research and development activities in Canada.

As well, Plug Power Inc has been ranked on Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500, ranking of the 500 fastest growing technology companies in telecommunications, life sciences and clean technology companies in North America. Plug Power credits its GenDrive hydrogen fuel cell product with the company’s 149-percent revenue growth. To be eligible for recognition, companies must own proprietary intellectual property or technology in products that contribute to a majority of the company’s operating revenues.

Whirlpool Corporation has recognized Penske Logistics with the 2010 Supplier of the Year Award for Warehousing and 3PL services in North America. This is the second straight year Penske has won the award. Penske handles outbound distribution for Whirlpool products in North America. Penske also performs warehousing, sequencing and inbound and outbound transportation management services across Whirlpool product lines in Canada, US, Mexico and Brazil.