New Flyer Named One of Canada’s Top 100 Employers for the fifth consecutive year
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada; October 16, 2009; New Flyer Industries Inc. (TSX:NFI.UN) (“New Flyer” or the “Company”), the leading manufacturer of heavy-duty transit vehicles in Canada and the United States, announced today that it has been named one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers for 2010. This is the fifth consecutive year that New Flyer has received this acknowledgement.
Paul Soubry, New Flyer’s President and CEO, states “We are once again thrilled to receive this award and feel that it is attributable to our continued commitment to organizational excellence. We have created and continually reinforce a culture based on three simple goals: a better product, a better workplace, a better world.”
The annual Canada’s Top 100 Employers award recognizes employers that are industry leaders in attracting and retaining employees. Each year, Mediacorp examines the recruitment histories of over 75,000 employers across Canada. From this initial group, Mediacorp invites 10,000 of the fastest-growing employers, plus 6,000 other companies and organizations in industries that Mediacorp editors wants to examine more closely, to apply for this year’s competition.
New Flyer was selected for its industry-leading practices, such as providing full salaries to apprentices during training, providing tuition subsidies, hosting wellness events, and its retirement savings plans. New Flyer was also recognized for demonstrating leadership in its sustainability efforts, which includes maintaining environmental and safety certifications, having an Environmental Coordinator role, and providing volunteer, fitness and social opportunities for employees.
“Each year, we implement new programs and initiatives for our employees and we continue to renew and strengthen our focus on employee communication through our intranet, town hall meetings, signage, ongoing emails and our CEO’s blog,” said Janice Harper, Vice President, Human Resources at New Flyer. “It is such an honor to have our efforts recognized.”
About New Flyer
New Flyer is the leading manufacturer of heavy-duty transit buses in Canada and the United States. The Company’s three facilities — in Winnipeg, MB, St. Cloud, MN and Crookston, MN — are all ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 certified. With a skilled workforce of over 2,000 employees, New Flyer is a technology leader, offering the broadest product line in the industry, including drive systems powered by clean diesel, LNG, CNG and electric trolley as well as energy-efficient gasoline-electric and diesel-electric hybrid vehicles. All products are supported with an industry-leading, comprehensive parts and service network. New Flyer’s Income Deposit Securities are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol NFI.UN. Further information is available on Company’s web site at www.www.newflyer.com
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