Photo: Ken Field, Chairman and Founder of GreenField Specialty Alcohols, centre, accepts the 2013 Private Business Growth Award from Phil Noble, Executive Partner and CEO, Grant Thornton LLP (left) and Perrin Beatty, President and CEO, The Canadian Chamber of Commerce (right).
It is a great pleasure to announce that GreenField Specialty Alcohols is the winner of the 2013 Private Business Growth Award. GreenField’s chairman and founder, Ken Field, accepted the award on behalf of the company.
GreenField Specialty Alcohols Inc. is the leading specialty alcohols producer in Canada, with a focus on high purity medical and pharmaceutical alcohols, corn-based bulk industrial alcohol, packaged alcohol and fuel ethanol, as well as associated agricultural co-products. Headquartered in Toronto, the 20-year-old company owns and operates four state-of-the-art manufacturing plants in Canada, as well as three alcohol packaging plants in Canada and the United States. From a standing start, GreenField has grown to manufacture 1.7 million litres of fuel-ethanol per day, as well as alcohol for more than 4,500 consumer and industrial products. By the time someone in Canada leaves their home in the morning, chances are they’ve used GreenField’s products several times. Its alcohol can be found in toothpaste, mouthwash, shampoo, shaving cream, after-shave, cologne, perfume, deodorant, medicines, soaps and even hairspray, as well as dishwasher detergent, household cleaners, and flavourings. GreenField also makes co-products from the alcohol productions process, including distillers grains for animal feed, corn oil and carbon dioxide, ensuring that there is virtually no waste from the manufacturing process. As a true innovator, GreenField has developed a process to produce fuel ethanol from cellulosic feedstocks such as corn cobs, stover, leaves, hay, grasses and wood waste which will be commercialized over the next few years.
The Canadian Chamber of Commerce and Grant Thornton LLP first announced the launch of the Private Business Growth Award earlier this year. The new annual business award recognizes Canadian privately held businesses that are successful at creating growth beyond their top or bottom line.