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Home Hardware Named as One of Canada's Top Fleet Employers for 2018

Home Hardware Named as One of Canada's Top Fleet Employers for 2018

St. Jacobs, ON, April 23, 2018 - Home Hardware Stores Limited has been recognized by Trucking HR Canada as a Top Fleet Employer for the fifth consecutive year. Home Hardware Stores Limited received the honour of Top Fleet Employers of Distinction.

Home Hardware is a leader in the trucking industry, developing road safety policies for the hiring, orientation and training of drivers. Home Hardware has also been recognized with the Large Fleet Safety Award from Private Motor Truck Council of Canada six times since 2005.

"With over 500 trailers and 140 tractors traveling over 18 million KM per year, Home's fleet goes above and beyond in providing exceptional products and services for communities from coast-to-coast-to-coast," said Dennis Shantz, Director of Fleet Services, Home Hardware Stores Limited. "Receiving the Top Fleet Employers designation solidifies Home Hardware's leadership role as a private fleet in the trucking industry."

All applicants were rated on topics including recruitment and retention practices, workplace culture, compensation, training and skills development, and innovative HR practices. Additionally, those who have been recognized in the program for 5 years in a row are honoured with a Top Fleet Employer of Distinction status.

"These 52 fleets demonstrate a commitment to strong human resources approaches. We commend them for their leadership in showcasing the trucking and logistics industry as a great place to work" says Angela Splinter, chief executive officer. "Now in our fifth year, we are especially proud to honour those achieving the Top Fleet Employer of Distinction status."

Trucking HR Canada will proudly honour, celebrate and recognize the 2018 Top Fleet Employers at its annual Gala Awards Dinner on October 11, 2018 in Toronto.


About Home Hardware Stores Limited
Home Hardware Stores Limited is Canada's largest Dealer-owned hardware, lumber, building materials, and furniture home improvement retailer with close to 1,100 stores under the Home Hardware, Home Building Centre, Home Hardware Building Centre and Home Furniture banners with annual retail sales of over $6 billion. Founded in 1964 in rural St. Jacobs, Ontario, Home Hardware remains 100% Canadian owned and operated. Through the Home Hardware network, Dealer-Owners have access to 100,000 quality, brand name and private label products, a state-of-the-art distribution system and extensive marketing and training programs. Offering a mix of tradition and innovation, Home Hardware Stores Limited has received designation as one of Canada's Best Brands and Best Managed Companies and is committed to helping Canadians with all of their project needs. More information about the company is available at homehardware.ca.

For more information, please contact:
Jessica Kuepfer, Public Relations Manager, Home Hardware Stores Limited,
(519) 664-4612, jessica.kuepfer@homehardware.ca

Carly Verhoeven, Public Relations Coordinator, Home Hardware Stores Limited,
(519) 664-2252 ext. 6676, carly.verhoeven@homehardware.ca