Club Auto named one of Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Cultures by Waterstone Human Capital

Club Auto named one of Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Cultures by Waterstone Human Capital

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THORNHILL, ON, Nov. 24, 2017 /CNW/ – Club Auto has been named as one of the 2017 Most Admired Corporate Cultures in Canada by Waterstone Human Capital, a leading executive search firm specializing in recruiting for fit and cultural talent management.

This award, now in its 14th year, recognizes best-in-class Canadian organizations for embracing cultures that enhance performance and sustain a competitive advantage. The award is presented annually to companies that demonstrate best-in-class performance in vision and leadership; recruitment and hiring for fit; cultural alignment and measurement; retention; rewards and recognition; organizational performance; and corporate social responsibility.

Based in Thornhill, ON, Club Auto provides services to the automotive sector in North America and focuses on its culture to provide world-class performance in an evolving industry. Club Auto recognizes the value of tracking the impact of culture when it comes to engagement and performance in a diverse and expanding business.

“Our industry is rapidly changing and in a state of almost constant disruption. In order to be successful, we knew we needed a top performing team that was highly engaged and comitted to our clients,” says Sean Grasby, President & CEO. “We began measuring culture by partnering with a third party provider to conduct an employee survey. Data from these surveys are used to develop action plans for continuous improvement in all departments, with a special focus on positively impacting culture. We also measure cultural alignment when recognizing team member performance. This reward is a direct reflection of the great people that are dedicated to the success of our organization.”

“At Waterstone, we believe corporate culture drives performance and that it’s an organization’s greatest asset,” says Marty Parker, President and Chief Executive Officer of Waterstone Human Capital and Chair of the Canada’s Most Admired Awards Program. “Culture isn’t just about receiving additional work perks. It’s about a well-defined set of behaviours, or the values that govern them, that are reinforced, communicated and aligned throughout the organization.”

Club Auto is extremely proud and honoured to be recognized as one of Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Cultures by Waterstone Human Capital. Celebrations for the Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Cultures awards will take place on Thursday, March 1, 2018 with three events in Toronto at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.

About Club Auto Ltd.
For 25 years, Club Auto has successfully managed customer experiences on behalf of the top automotive brands in the world. Club Auto has developed a highly integrated service delivery platform that provides real-time access to a suite of automotive mobility services. These services include: Next-Generation Roadside Assistance, Customer Experience Management, Connected Car Services, Telematics Solutions, Emergency 911 Services, Mobile Self-Serve Solutions, Data Analysis & Insights, Concierge and Professional Services. For more information, please visit

About Waterstone Human Capital:
Waterstone Human Capital is a leading retained executive search firm specializing in recruiting for fit and cultural talent management for entrepreneurial-minded, high-growth organizations across North America. The Canada’s Most Admired™ Corporate Cultures program is founded and presented by Waterstone Human Capital. This national program recognizes best-in-class Canadian organizations for fostering cultures that enhance performance and help sustain a competitive advantage. For more information please visit or

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Cascades launches a transportation electrification program for its employees

Cascades launches a transportation electrification program for its employees

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SAINT-HYACINTHE, QC, Nov. 24, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - Cascades today launched a pilot transportation electrification project for its employees. To encourage them to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by acquiring an electric vehicle, the company has installed twenty-two 240‑V charging stations and one 480‑V fast charging station at its various plants in Kingsey Falls. In addition, Cascades announced it would be offering a $2,000 financial incentive for employees who acquire an electric vehicle in the next year—a supplement to the government grants in effect.

Alain Lemaire, co-founder and Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of Cascades with Mario Plourde, President and Chief Executive Officer of Cascades. (CNW Group/Cascades Inc.)

Mario Plourde, President and CEO of Cascades, made the announcement at the Salon du véhicule électrique de Saint-Hyacinthe trade show alongside Isabelle Melançon, Minister of Sustainable Development, the Environment and the Fight Against Climate Change, and André Fortin, Minister of Transport, Sustainable Mobility and Transport Electrification, before numerous representatives of the sustainable transportation industry.

A unique program
“Since its beginnings, Cascades has been focused on innovation that reduces its environmental footprint and sets an example in sustainable development. Knowing that a change in transportation habits is required to make a substantial dent in GHG reductions, we believe that this unique pilot project is an important gesture for the future,” affirmed Mario Plourde, President and CEO of Cascades.

The $2,000 incentive for new electric vehicles will initially be limited to employees based in Kingsey Falls, who number approximately 1,400. These employees will be able to charge their vehicles for free at the 23 new and the 7 existing charging stations. With a total of 30 charging stations available for a resident base of approximately 2,000, Kingsey Falls is now Quebec’s most “plugged-in” city.

“Cascades’ employees care about environmental issues. In fact, an internal survey revealed that 63% of our employees are considering purchasing an electric vehicle in the near future. As a responsible employer, we would like to help them turn intentions into action. We will assess the  results of the program in a year, with the goal of extending it to all of our units in North America where it’s possible to reduce the greenhouse gases,” added Mr. Plourde.

Given that 99% of our electricity comes from renewable sources, Quebec is without question the best place in North America to drive an electric vehicle. “It will take a combination of factors to expand green vehicle sales, including wider variety and more affordable prices. In the meantime, Cascades must be congratulated for its commitment, which will catalyze the shift by spurring demand,” stated André Fortin, Minister of Transport, Sustainable Mobility and Transport Electrification.

“A key player in the green economy, Cascades continues to show its commitment to protecting the environment. I encourage Quebec’s businesses to follow suit and go green, in as many areas as possible. In addition to encouraging our shift to a low-carbon economy, promising projects like this one by Cascades let us work together to fight climate change, so we can ensure a good quality of life for our children. By combining our efforts, we will not only make a real difference in the Quebec of today, but we’ll help shape the Quebec of tomorrow too,” said Isabelle Melançon, Minister of Sustainable Development, the Environment and the Fight Against Climate Change.

Program to benefit the public as well
Cascades did not want to leave the public out and, therefore, decided to cap off its program with the acquisition of a fast charging station, open to all drivers, travellers, tourists and anyone that will pass through the region. This is the first fast charging station available at an employer’s site, and the first free charging station in Quebec. “Thanks to this major investment, Cascades is demonstrating strong leadership, and showing that it wants to contribute actively to the development of our electric transportation infrastructure. Through this initiative, it stands out as one of the most forward-thinking employers in Quebec,” confirmed Louis Tremblay, President and CEO of AddÉnergie, the charging station manufacturer contracted for this project the driving force behind FLO, Canada’s largest charging station network.

Founded in 1964, Cascades produces, converts and markets packaging and tissue products that are composed mainly of recycled fibres. The Company employs 11,000 women and men, who work in close to 90 production units in North America and Europe. With its management philosophy, half a century of experience in recycling, and continuous efforts in research and development as driving forces, Cascades continues to deliver the innovative products that customers have come to rely on. Cascades’ shares trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol CAS.

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Compare Auto Insurance Quotes from A-Rated Agencies Online


Compare Auto Insurance Quotes from A-Rated Agencies Online

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LOS ANGELES, Nov. 24, 2017 /PRNewswire-iReach/ — has released a new blog post explaining how to find auto insurance agencies that are trustworthy.

Finding a trustworthy insurance agency should not be a difficult task. Governments and regulators have been doing their best to combat insurance fraud and shabby agencies. A good provider must have a solid financial position, good reviews from customers and most importantly, high-value products.

How to find reliable auto insurance agencies is an online brokerage website that is connected with several insurance agencies in the country. The website uses information provided by visitors to estimate individual rates and costs for auto insurance plans. The main benefit of visiting is faster and easier online coverage shopping/

After completing the online form, drivers will get a personalized list of quotes which have the rates properly adjusted for every client. The rates displayed are selected only from reliable agencies. A quote will show how much a plan would cost what coverage it offers and which agency sells the policy.

All the policies that the website displays come from reliable agencies which have a financial rating of A or higher.

“With online car insurance quotes you can shop for coverage in a simple and efficient way. Do not worry about fraud – our system will only get you reliable quotes,”  said Russell Rabichev, Marketing Director of Internet Marketing Company. is an online provider of life, home, health, and auto insurance quotes. This website is unique because it does not simply stick to one kind of insurance provider, but brings the clients the best deals from many different online insurance carriers. In this way, clients have access to  offers from multiple carriers all in one place: this website. On this site, customers have access to quotes for insurance plans from various agencies, such as local or nationwide agencies, brand names insurance companies, etc.

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