Abbotsford Family Business Makes PROFIT 500 list of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies

VALLEY CARRIERS RANKS NO. 398 ON THE 2017 PROFIT 500

Abbotsford, BC (September 14, 2017) Canadian Business and PROFIT today ranked Valley Carriers No. 398 on the 29th annual PROFIT 500, the definitive ranking of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies. Published in the October issue of Maclean’s magazine and at CanadianBusiness.com, the PROFIT 500 ranks Canadian businesses by their five-year revenue growth.

Valley Carriers made the 2017 PROFIT 500 list with five-year revenue growth of 120%.

“It is never easy to earn a spot on the PROFIT 500, but this year’s applicant pool was the most competitive yet,” says Deborah Aarts, PROFIT 500 program manager. “This year’s winners demonstrate the resilience, innovation and sheer management smarts it takes to build a thriving business today. Canada—and the world—needs more entrepreneurial success stories like these.”

“Our family is honoured have our business on the PROFIT 500 ranking,” says CEO Travis Klassen. “We’ve worked with intention to drive change and generate growth over the past few years.”
Valley Carriers was also listed No. 68 on Business in Vancouver’s list of Fastest-growing companies in British Columbia and employs over one hundred people in their operations based out of Abbotsford, Delta and Merritt, BC.

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About the PROFIT 500
For 29 years, the PROFIT 500 has been Canada’s most respectable and influential ranking of entrepreneurial achievement. Developed by PROFIT and now published in Maclean’s magazine and at CanadianBusiness.com, the PROFIT 500 ranks Canadian companies on five-year revenue growth. For more information on the ranking visit PROFIT500.com or CanadianBusiness.com.

About Canadian Business
Founded in 1928, Canadian Business is the longest-serving and most-trusted business publication in the country. It is the country’s premier media brand for executives and senior 5 business leaders. It fuels the success of Canada’s business elite with a focus on the things that matter most: leadership, innovation, business strategy and management tactics. Learn more at CanadianBusiness.com.

About Valley Carriers
Valley Carriers is a family-owned and operated business and is part of the Klassen Business Group. Founded in 1963, ‘Grandpa’ Neil began the company when he purchased their first truck to haul firewood and sawdust from local sawmills to farms. Years later, his children and their children help drive the business forward with the company’s fleet of forty trucks traveling nearly three million kilometers each year, transporting logs and wood residuals such as sawdust, bark mulch & hog fuel for use in agriculture, landscaping and the pulp & paper industry.

The company employs over one hundred people, with twenty members of the Klassen family involved in day-to-day operations, from locations in Abbotsford, Mission, Maple Ridge, Delta and Merritt, BC.

Valley Carriers plays a key part of their community, operating ethically and with integrity, with its founders and management team attributing their success to hard work and strong, shared faith. The Klassen family is celebrating fifty-four years and three generations of family business.

Valley Carriers and the Klassen family of Abbotsford were the proud recipients of the Vancouver Family Enterprise of the Year Achievement Award (FEYA) for 2013.