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Fordia takes Top Honors once more and receives the Canada Awards for Excellence

Montreal, October 30, 2013

After receiving the Grand Prix Québécois de la Qualité, (Quebec Quality Awards) last November, Fordia takes Top Honors again! Leading manufacturer in the diamond-drilling industry, Fordia received today the Canada Awards for Excellence Gold Trophy in the Quality Award.

Obtained in its highest distinction, this award highlights Fordia’s outstanding performance for its high quality standards. It is the utmost distinction given by Excellence Canada. The prestigious issuing organism mentioned that the Canada Awards for Excellence “is based on the Canadian Framework for Excellence, which is used by numerous organizations as a management model for continuous improvement and the achievement of significant operational results”.

Luc and Alain Paquet, Fordia’s owners, have received the award along with Denis Landry, General Manager and Executive Vice-President, during the 2013 Canada Awards for Excellence ceremony on Thursday, October 30th, at the Toronto Westin Harbour Castle hotel. “I am extremely proud of our employees’ accomplishments since the company was founded in 1977”, stated Luc Paquet. “Thanks to the combined efforts of all of our departments, the company has achieved new heights in terms of performance. We are very honoured to receive such a prestigious award as it highlights the commitment and perseverance of Fordia’s team, which makes us a world leader supplier in the mineral exploration industry.”

According to Excellence Canada, leadership, commitment to excellence, innovation and quality have allowed Fordia to stand out and to be ranked amongst the best Canadian companies.  Its products’ brand and quality are currently recognized globally.

Sandy Delamere,Vice-President, Human Resources for Sun Life Financial Canada and
Denis Landry, as well as Alain and Luc Paquet accompanied by their spouses

About Fordia

Fordia offers comprehensive drilling solutions with its complete line of diamond tools, equipment and accessories designed for the mineral exploration and geotechnical industries. The company is a world leader in its field and offers high quality products that meet the specific needs of drilling companies while providing outstanding customer service and technical support.

Fordia has a culture of continuous improvement based on a series of core values including respect, communication, innovation, excellence, teamwork and responsible wealth creation.

Fordia has 250 employees in Canada and around the world. The company has offices on every continent and distributors in more than 25 countries. For more information about the company, please visit



Julie Massé
Marketing and communications Director (interim)
Tél. : 514 336-9211