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McKeil Marine credits its employees, strategic partnerships and proven holistic approach for this industry recognition

BURLINGTON, ON – March 8, 2018 – Marine service provider McKeil Marine announced today that it has been chosen as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies in 2018 by Deloitte’s leading business awards program, which recognizes excellence in private Canadian-owned companies. With a history of over 60 years of success, McKeil is consistently pursuing new ways to grow and reach the next stage of development.

McKeil Marine is the only marine solutions provider to offer both transportation and project solutions. The company employs a proven holistic approach, which is innovative, adaptable and economic, to solve problems that arise with oversized project cargo.

“From our humble beginnings in 1956, operating one tugboat on the St. Lawrence River, McKeil has grown into a dynamic marine solutions provider,” says Steve Fletcher, president and CEO, McKeil Marine. “We are very proud of this award, and we recognize the hard work and dedication of our entire team who have become experts at what they do with the ability to challenge and make improvements. Treating crew like family and driving forward as a high-performance team is always a focus for McKeil—this is how we have, and will continue, to operate.”

McKeil Marine’s continued success would not have been possible without the support of the company’s strategic partnerships, such as with TorQuest, Canada’s premiere private equity firm, which acquired McKeil in 2016. The company strategically works with its customers and industry partners in all areas of its business to ensure a well-rounded approach to operations.

The company also recently won the 2017 IBJ (International Bulk Journal) Customer Care Award, and internationally renowned award open to global shipping companies. McKeil was recognized for its innovative approach to developing innovative solutions and focus on continuous improvement in customer care.

“Our focus at McKeil is on continuous improvement, which is central to our business,” said Fletcher. “Never accepting the status quo or becoming complacent and comfortable with where we currently are is the attitude we instill within our crew. Celebrating success, but immediately looking at how to do it better and take it to the next level, is a requirement and an attitude that is core to McKeil.”

About McKeil Marine

McKeil has a 60-year history in Canada’s maritime industry, providing transportation and project services for a wide range of customers and industry sectors. Industry analysts consider the business to be an exemplary Canadian success story that has remained true to the vision of its founder, Evans McKeil: Continuously demonstrating a commitment to its people, its customers and the communities in which it operates.

For more information, contact:
Rana Abdel Fattah
Communications Specialist