Written by Jason Plett Published on March 15th, 2019
The month of March ushered in some warm temperatures as well as company achievements that we are truly proud of. We feel honoured to have been named one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies for the second year in a row and to be a finalist in FEX Manitoba’s 2019 Family Enterprise of the Year Award (FEYA).
“What amazes me about Best Managed Companies is that they are never, ever willing to be complacent,” says Lorrie King, a Deloitte Private partner who co-leads the program with Brown. “They never sit back. They’re always looking for ways to be even better.” Among the 477 businesses who have earned the Best Managed Companies title, Barkman has demonstrated its ability to plan strategically, operate with excellence, engage our employee’s through training and education, and continually improve our financial performance.
Barkman’s General Manager Brian Pries shared his thoughts on the award designation, “I want to say congratulations to each and every team member for being recognized as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies. Thank you for your continued and valuable efforts in Continuous Improvement, which in turn is helping Barkman to become a more robust and agile company. The Best Managed Companies designation speaks well of the Barkman brand nationally and that is the result of a solid team effort.”
Barkman Concrete Ltd. has also been named one of the finalists for FEX Manitoba’s 2019 Family Enterprise of the Year Award (FEYA)! The Family Enterprise Xchange (FEX) is an independent association of business families and family enterprise professional advisors, consisting of over 1500 members from across Canada. The supportive community provides shared wisdom, world-class expertise, and education to address the realities and opportunities unique to family enterprise. The FEYA finalists will be honoured at the 12th annual Manitoba FEYA gala, held on Tuesday, March 19th, 2019.
Barkman is humbled by these achievements, which would not have been possible without the incredible support of our Customers, and the hard work that our Barkman Team puts in.