WINNIPEG, MANITOBA, CANADA — For the third year in a row, Richardson International Limited said on Feb. 21 that it has been named one of Canada’s 50 Best Managed. Richardson, Canada’s largest, privately owned agribusiness, was first recognized as one of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies in 2009.

“It is an honor to receive this prestigious national award and be recognized as one of Canada’s 50 Best Managed companies,” said Hartley T. Richardson, chairman of Richardson International and president & chief executive officer of James Richardson & Sons, Limited. “We are extremely proud of the 155-year history of our organization and our management team retains the same innovative spirit that will sustain our business for years to come.”

“It takes a team effort to achieve success,” said Curt Vossen, president of Richardson International. “Thanks to the drive and dedication of our employees and the support of our valued customers, Richardson International is a leader in the agricultural industry and the business community in Canada.”

Canada's 50 Best Managed Companies is the country’s leading business awards program, recognizing excellence in Canadian-owned and managed companies with revenues over C$10 million. Established in 1993, the program is sponsored by Deloitte, CIBC Commercial Banking, National Post and Queen’s School of Business.