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Intersand Named One of Canada’s Best Managed Companies

It received the award first in 2019.

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(PRESS RELEASE) BOUCHERVILLE, QUEBEC –Intersand President Stéphane Chevigny announces that the company has been named an award recipient of “Canada’s Best Managed Companies”. Receiving the award first in 2019, Intersand successfully retained its status for three consecutive years and became a Gold Standard winner in 2022.

Intersand has continued to strengthen its position through sustained growth and a strong corporate culture, making it a powerful member in this prestigious group. The company has implemented strong business strategies over the last few years that have enabled it to grow and strengthen its position as a world leader in the animal hygiene industry. The addition of a United States-based plant in 2020 has also been a driving force behind Intersand’s rapid growth and success.

“This prestigious designation is even more meaningful this year as we celebrate our 30th anniversary,” said Chevigny. “The award highlights our team’s hard work and the progress we have made since the company was founded in 1992. I am humbled to receive this recognition and to share it with all Intersand employees in Canada and the United States.”

This program recognizes Canadian-owned and managed companies for innovative, world-class business practices. Every year, hundreds of entrepreneurial companies compete for this recognition in a rigorous process. Through an independent judging panel, applicants are selected not only for financial performances, but the overall company performance and sustainable business growth.

Now in its 29th year, Canada’s Best Managed Companies is one of the top award programs in Canada. Recognizing Canadian‑owned and managed companies for innovative, world‑class business practices with revenues over $50 million. These companies are cultivating business strategies that integrate environmental, social, and governance considerations.

2022 Best Managed Companies share commonalities that include (but are not limited to) “putting their people and culture at the forefront, focusing on their ESG strategies and doubling down on accelerated digitization”. The Best Managed program is sponsored by Deloitte Private, CIBC, The Globe and Mail.

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“The 2022 Best Managed winners exemplify innovation, adaptability, and resilience in the face of uncertainty,” said Lorrie King, partner, Deloitte Private and co-leader, Canada’s Best Managed Companies program. “Over the past year, these forward-forging companies have pivoted to successfully respond to challenges and capitalize on new opportunities, leveraging industry-leading competencies to maximize their investments and drive sustainable growth.”

Founded in 1992, Intersand specializes in the development and production of Premium cat litter, and has 5 production sites across Canada and in the United States, with one of the most automated plants in the industry. The company has its own research and development center and pushes its growth in innovation. Intersand develops its own brands and also acts as a thru partner of private label for several retailers. This leader in its field now exports high-quality litters to E-commerce, specialized pet supplies stores, mass merchandisers and grocery chain into 60 countries around the world. Thanks to the work of its skilled and committed team over the past 30 years, Intersand has become renowned for its daring, innovation and a deep respect for pets and their owners. In 2020, Intersand expanded their operations with the opening of a US-based Headquarters in Windsor, Colorado. Perhaps best known in the pet specialty channel for their award-winning, premium cat litter with patented technology, OdorLock is the top-selling mineral cat litter that neutralizes and controls urine and feces odors unlike any other litter in the market. To learn more about Intersand visit the company’s website at www.us.intersand.com.

If you are a member of the media and would like to request more information or an interview with an Intersand executive, please contact Kerry Sutherland at K. Sutherland PR, (775) 360-6101 or [email protected]

About Canada’s Best Managed Companies

Canada’s Best Managed Companies continues to be the mark of excellence for Canadian-owned and managed companies with revenues over $50 million. Every year since the launch of the program in 1993, hundreds of entrepreneurial companies have competed for this designation in a rigorous and independent process that evaluates their management skills and practices. The awards are granted on four levels: 1) Canada’s Best Managed Companies new winner (one of the new winners selected each year); 2) Canada’s Best Managed Companies winner (award recipients that have re-applied and successfully retained their Best Managed designation for two additional years, subject to annual operational and financial review); 3) Gold Standard winner (after three consecutive years of maintaining their Best Managed status, these winners have demonstrated their commitment to the program and successfully retained their award for 4-6 consecutive years); 4) Platinum Club member (winners that have maintained their Best Managed status for seven years or more). Program sponsors are Deloitte Private, CIBC, The Globe and Mail, Saleforce, and TMX Group. For more information, visit www.bestmanagedcompanies.ca.

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