News From B. A. Robinson

News From B. A. Robinson

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March 2, 2010

We've Done it Again!
B. A. Robinson Co. Ltd. Named One of Canada's 50 Best
Managed Companies for Sixth Consecutive Year

Winnipeg — B. A .Robinson Co. Ltd. (BAR) is thrilled to announce for the sixth consecutive year, it has been named as one of Canada's 50 Best Managed Companies.

B. A .Robinson Co. Ltd. was first presented this award in 2004 following a rigorous and independent examination of its practices. After 're-qualifying' for the award in 2005 and 2006, it underwent another examination in 2007 similar to the first—and made it. We re-qualified in 2008 and we have been advised that B. A. Robinson will qualify for a sixth time in 2009.

Company President Ross Robinson noted “As I've mentioned in the past, this award is not earned without the complete dedication and involvement of all staff within our organization. From the reps on the floor of our showrooms, to those working the phones in Inside Sales — from the drivers out on the job site, to the friendly faces at our Express counters — they have all had a hand in being recognized once again.”

The next step is qualifying for a seventh consecutive year in 2010, after which BAR will be awarded Platinum status. We will be part of an exclusive club should we achieve this goal, as only 60 companies in Canada have reached this level.

the industry in all indicators. With all signs pointing to at least a tentative recovery in 2010, BAR is again looking to grow our business across the West.

Established in 1993, Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies is a national awards program, recognizing Canadian companies that have implemented world-class business practices and created value in innovative ways. Applications are reviewed by an independent judging panel which evaluates how companies address various business challenges. Program sponsors are Deloitte, the CIBC, the National Post, and Queen's School of Business. The award will officially be presented at a ceremony in Toronto on March 8, 2010.