Linamar Corporation is a recipient of a 2007 Outstanding Business Achievement Award from the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC).
According to the company's press release, Linamar was selected as one of two large business winners in the Business Excellence award category. The Guelph Chamber of Commerce (GCC) nomimated Linamar for the OCC Business Excellence Award early this summer and the company won in the large business category, defined as an outstanding business having more than 250 employees in Ontario.
"As we continue to hear stories about the struggling domestic automotive sector, it was a real pleasure for the Guelph Chamber of Commerce to nominate a local success story, Linamar Corp., for an Outstanding Business Achievement Award for 2007. It is important for all of us to take the time to recognize and celebrate success in our business community," said Ian Smith,President and CEO of the Guelph Chamber of Commerce.
Ontario companies were judged by a broadset of criteria. Two awards acknowledge businesses with fewer than 250 employees; two with over 250 employees. The achievements the OCC identifies when selecting winning companies include:sales and export growth, increased employment, product innovation, community initiatives,technological advancements, and general entrepreneurial skill.