Walter Surface Technologies Voted Canada’s Top Small & Medium Employer for 2015

The Globe and Mail program seeks to highlight exceptional workplaces that drive the Canadian economy.

March 10, 2015

Mediacorp Canada Inc.’s Canada’s Top 100 Employers has selected Walter Surface Technologies as one of the top Canada's Top Small & Medium Employers for 2015.

The official award presentation was held today at the Toronto Region Board of Trade, where Claude Vandemeulebroocke, General Manager for Walter Canada accepted the award on the company’s behalf.

Employers are evaluated by the editors of Canada's Top 100 Employers using eight criteria including physical workplace, work atmosphere & social, health, financial & family benefits, vacation and time off, employee communications, performance management, training & skills development and community involvement.

“This award is representative of Walter’s core purpose of contributing to our customers’ success by helping them work better”, stated Vandemeulebroocke. “As a company, we focus on delivering the industry’s best products, service and support. We are able to consistently do this by virtue of the company’s LEED’s Gold Certified premises, outstanding company culture, strong benefits programs, and performance reward systems. Employees are encouraged to strive for excellence and they are empowered to help achieve the corporate vision. As such, Walter has built a thriving work environment and both our employees and our customers benefit from that.”

Canada's Top Small & Medium Employers is a new competition that recognizes small and medium enterprises that lead the nation in creating exceptional workplaces with forward-thinking human resources policies. Canada's SME sector is tremendously important to the nation and is responsible for over half of the nation's gross domestic product, nearly 90% of the private-sector labour force; and over three-quarters of the new jobs created in the past decade.

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About Walter Surface Technologies

Walter Surface Technologies provides innovative solutions for the global metal working industry. From high performance abrasives, power tools and tooling to industrial parts washing systems, cleaners, degreasers and lubricants Walter focuses on helping its customers work better. Founded in 1952, the company is established in 7 countries throughout North America, South America and Europe. International headquarters is in Montreal and US headquarters is located in Windsor, Connecticut. Key certification and awards include ISO 9001: 2008, Wall Street Journal Award; Deutscher Material Preiz; American Eagle Award; CleanTech Cleaning Technology Award.