Canadian Consulting Engineer

ADI makes top 50 list

January 26, 2004
By Canadian Consulting Engineer

ADI Group of New Brunswick has been named one of "Canada's 50 Best Managed Companies."...

ADI Group of New Brunswick has been named one of "Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies."
The Atlantic engineering company won the award after a formal presentation, interviews and judging at the regional and national level.
The program was established in 1993 and is sponsored by Deloitte, CIBC, National Post and Queen’s School of Business.
ADI was listed as "design and construction management and water treatment." M. Sullivan & Son of Ontario were also on the top 50 list, as general contractors, design and construction managers.
The judges identified four "best practices" that they saw often among this year’s top 50 firms as follows:
Emphasis on culture and people: Almost every company had strong HR programs that demonstrated a commitment to employees such as training programs, profit sharing and employee rewards. Innovation: More than technology or new industry companies can claim the “innovation” title. One judge cited a construction company that had created a unique, time saving project management tool. Durability: "Some young companies looked solid but it was too early to tell if they have the right stuff to prosper long term."
“To be one of Canada’s 50 Best Managed companies, you need to pass different challenges, such as facing new competitors, export decisions and the second phase of product development,” said the judge from Deloitte. Strong financial results: One of our assumptions is that good practices will bring good results.
Previous consulting engineering firm winners have included Yolles of Toronto (2002 and 1999) and Giffels (2001) of Toronto.


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