North Grenville’s most successful business has received major honours both nationally and internationally this month. The Tallman Truck Centre was named International Truck’s North American Dealer of the Year. Kevin Tallman, president of Tallman Truck Centre, accepted the award at a ceremony in Illinois. “This award is a great honour for everyone at Tallman Truck Centre because it recognizes all the hard work and professionalism we bring to our customers,” he said. The award was achieved for exceeding sales performance goals, and because Tallman Truck centre has “demonstrated a commitment to providing industry-leading uptime to their customers.”

Not content with an international distinction, Tallman Truck Centre then announced that it has achieved Platinum member status for Canada’s Best Managed Companies for 2015. This is the seventh year Tallman Truck Centre has been recognized as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies. The awards program recognizes Canadian privately-owned and managed companies that demonstrate continual excellence in innovative management and business performance with revenues over $10 million. Tallman invested over $25 million into its facilities in 2015, significantly improving its customer service speed in its shops.

In a statement on the awarding of this Canadian honour, the company noted that: “This recognition is a testament to Tallman Truck Centre’s success in adaptability, sustainability, and growth. By strategizing to differentiate ourselves from our competition, with a diverse lineup of products and multiple dealerships across Ontario, we continue to strive to add value to our suppliers and customers. It is also our priority as a growing company to retain and attract top talent to maintain a competitive edge that focuses on issues and challenges utilizing continuous improvement processes”.

The company, which was founded by local businessman Gerald Tallman in Kemptville in 1973, is now the Tallman group, and has centres across Ontario, and employs more than 450 people. Following the example set by its founder, the company is dedicated to the various communities where it operates and has a well-deserved reputation for community service. In a long list of honours and awards, Tallman Truck Centre can add yet more national and international recognition of this local North Grenville success story.

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