GUELPH, ON (December 2, 2013) – GreenField was chosen from ten finalists from across the country from a jury panel of eight notable business and academic representatives, and was announced as the winner at the Private Business Growth Award Gala in the Ballroom of the Royal York Hotel in Toronto on November 19, 2013.
GreenField's accomplishments are a testament to how Ontario’s Renewable Fuels commitment has delivered to improve our environment while growing Ontario’s agri-economy. Ontario’s ethanol mandate creates jobs, produces cleaner fuel for cars on the road and results in a predictable market for the corn grown by Grain Farmers of Ontario members.
“Ethanol is a clean, local fuel that provides a dependable market for Ontario grain farmers,” says Henry Van Ankum, Chair, Grain Farmers of Ontario. “Agriculture in Ontario is fortunate to have an innovative company like GreenField Specialty Alcohols that adds value to our farmer-members in Ontario and we congratulate them on winning this prestigious award.”
The annual award was presented for the first time this year and aims to recognize private Canadian businesses that successfully create growth beyond the top and bottom line through a wide range of activities.
Grain Farmers of Ontario
Grain Farmers of Ontario is the province’s largest commodity organization, representing Ontario’s 28,000 corn, soybean and wheat farmers. The crops they grow cover 6 million acres of farm land across the province, generate over $2.5 billion in farm gate receipts, result in over $9 billion in economic output and are responsible for over 40,000 jobs in the province.