UCS Forest Group awarded Best Managed Companies Platinum Club status in Canada

May 9, 2023

A leading distributor of hardwood lumber and panel products, UCS Forest Group of Companies retains its Best Managed designation for its seventh consecutive year for overall business performance, company culture, and sustained growth. 

TORONTO, May 9, 2023 – UCS Forest Group of Companies announced today it has been recognized as a 2023 winner of the prestigious Canada’s Best Managed Companies Platinum Club designation, retaining its Best Managed status for a seventh consecutive year.  

A leading business awards program, Canada’s Best Managed Companies honours excellence in Canadian-owned and managed companies for their innovative, world-class business practices. This award marks UCS Forest Group’s seventh consecutive year requalifying for Best Managed status and its first year qualifying as a Platinum Club member.   

“Platinum Club member status is a unique milestone because it speaks to a thriving culture of trust and support and to our continued ability to adapt and innovate at the highest level within our industry,” says Founder and CEO, Warren Spitz. “We would like to extend our tremendous gratitude to our customers, our suppliers and of course, our teammates for their ongoing loyalty and support."   

As one of Deloitte’s Best Managed Companies, UCS Forest Group demonstrates sustained levels of growth through its entrepreneurial spirit and trust-based leadership. The family-owned company, founded 37 years ago, lives its values of professionalism, commitment, integrity, innovation and sustainability each day. It is these values that fuel the company's mission to Deliver the Difference. What you need. When you need it. By people that know and care.   

“Our people are the foundation of the company – their knowledge, experience and passion are what drive us forward,” says UCS Forest Group Chief Human Resource Officer and Administration Officer, Nancee Gelineau. “It is our strong culture of care, commitment to innovation, and transparency that contributes to our success.” 

Each year, hundreds of entrepreneurial companies compete for the Canada’s Best Managed Companies Award in a rigorous and independent process. The 2023 winners of the award will be honoured at a Gala event in Toronto on May 10, 2023.   

About Canada’s Best Managed Companies   

Canada’s Best Managed Companies is Canada’s leading business awards program, recognizing excellence in private Canadian-owned companies. The award celebrates companies that are demonstrating leadership in the areas of strategy, capabilities and innovation, culture and commitment, and financials to achieve sustainable growth. The Best Managed program is sponsored by Deloitte Private, CIBC, Salesforce, The Globe and Mail, and TMX Group. 

About UCS Forest Group of Companies  

UCS Forest Group is a leading North American distributor and importer of high-quality hardwood lumber, specialty softwoods, panel products, laminates and exterior products. Our group of companies has been serving thousands of manufacturers of furniture, kitchen cabinets, doors, and architectural millwork for over 36 years through our U.S. and Canadian distribution facilities. UCS Forest Group seeks to help our customers build their businesses by providing innovative solutions and unparalleled service. UCS Forest Group serves customers as Sierra Forest Products in the U.S. and Upper Canada Forest Products and A&M Wood Specialty in Canada. 

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