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.