The Town of Stony Plain wishes to congratulate Pankratz Enterprises as this year’s recipient of the prestigious Ambassador of Action Business Award. Introduced in 2009, the Ambassador of Action Business Award is presented annually to a business in the community to recognize tangible growth through improvement and expansion.
Pankratz Enterprises has been in business for close to twenty years supplying transportation services for a variety of industries, including residential, commercial, and industrial construction. With the new fiscal environment in Alberta, Pankratz Enterprises has gone through numerous changes to ensure they are able to operate as efficiently as possible while still being able to provide the reliable, responsive, and competent service to their clients. They also realized in order to grow in this market, they needed to improve and expand their services. In the past couple of years they have invested over $1.5 million on an expansion of their facility in Stony Plain. The continued success of Pankratz Enterprises is dependent on their team who is dedicated to doing the right thing for their customer and looking at every opportunity to provide efficiency, cost savings and profit, while still upholding a standard of excellence. From left to right: Councillor Pat Hansard, Mayor William Choy, Councillor Judy Bennett, Owners of Pankratz Enterprises Angela & Laverne Pankratz, Councillor Robert Twerdoclib ,Councillor Russell Graff and Councillor Dwight Ganske
“Pankratz Enterprises has demonstrated a strong commitment to growth, success and our community,” says Stony Plain Mayor William Choy. “On behalf of Council and administration, I offer my sincere congratulations for this tremendous achievement.”
The Town of Stony Plain Growth and Commerce Committee reviews the award nominations and selects a recipient with the highest score against the matrix of indicators including: increase in profits, increase in jobs, expansion of building/facility, new products and services, awards or recognition from industry associations, and media profile. The committee was unanimous in their decision this year for Pankratz Enterprises as the recipient. Past recipients of the award include Homegrown Foods, Freson Bros., Camp ‘N Class RV Park, Mira Timber Frame, North-Central Co-op, and Selmac Sales, Ltd.
“We are honored to be the recipient of this award. There are many deserving companies that are still foraging forward in these tough economic times that are deserving of recognition. We are proud to be a part of a strong vibrant community that understands the importance of great businesses in a great community. A chain is only as strong as its weakest link, fortunately our chain has many strong links which include our great employees that uphold excellence in service, wonderful vendors that support our business, and a long list of customers that we are privileged to serve. Our deepest gratitude to the Town of Stony Plain, the Chamber of Commerce, and our community,” says Laverne Pankratz, owner and founder of Pankratz Enterprises.
The recipient was announced at the annual Stony Plain & District Chamber of Commerce Business Awards Gala, held this year on November 5th, at the Sunrise Best Western Inn & Suites.
For more details about the award visit stonyplain.com and for more information about Pankratz Enterprises visit pankratzent.com.
For more information, contact:
Economic Development Officer
Town of Stony Plain
Stephanie Barsby Boisvert
Corporate Communications Officer
Town of Stony Plain