Stork Craft has been named one of British Columbia’s Top 25 Exporters for 2009!!!
From the BC Export Awards Website:
BC Export Awards Announces 2009 Top 25 Exporters
Vancouver, BC – Craig Williams, Vice President BC Division, Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME), along with the Ministry of Small Business, Technology and Economic Development announced BC’s Top 25 Exporters for 2009 today.
BC’s top business leaders and government officials will be in attendance at this year’s gala luncheon to help celebrate the announcement of the winners from the eight business categories and name one company as Exporter of the Year. The 2009 BC Export Awards Gala will take place on October 30, at the Hyatt Regency in Vancouver.
“The BC Export Awards recognize the tremendous impact exporters make to the economy of BC,” said Williams. “This year is even more extraordinary as our exporters were able to overcome numerous challenges, a testament to the strength of BC’s export community and their contribution to our economy.”
The awards are open to all BC companies that have been exporting a product or service for two or more years. Since its inception, the BC Export Awards has recognized the achievements of more than 300 BC exporters.
This year’s Top 25 exporters are:
• Stork Craft Manufacturing Inc., Richmond
• Contech Enterprises, Inc., Victoria
• V.I.P. Soap Products Ltd., Mission
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Canwood Furniture, a leading furniture brand of Stork Craft, has been relaunched and is available to purchase online right now at Walmart . I know many of you have mentioned that you are in the market for a cool new bunk bed or loft bed for your kids, and I think Canwood would be an excellent choice. These beds are very unique looking, with a rugged natural look accompanied with a sturdy feel. Not to mention their affordable pricing.
The top picture is the Whistler Junior Loft Bed in Espresso. The bed underneath is the Alpine 2 Bunk Bed in Natural.
Canwood, where quality is always in style.
Kevin is a hard working, highly motivated employee at Stork Craft that is popular with his coworkers. Kevin is the Supply Chain Manager at Stork Craft. Kevin is a mysterious man. Very few people know or understand what he does at Stork Craft, but one thing we do know is that whatever he does, he does it well.
Kevin in his own words:
What I do: forecasting, supply management, negotiate with factories to ensure that the right products are ordered and arrive in the right quantities at the right time in the right place
Hobbies: Hiking, biking, photography, traveling, learning Mandarin from Stephanie at Stork Craft
Favorite Food: Chinese Fusion
1.Kevin is a tea drinker, not a coffee drinker.
2.Kevin and Taylor are heated rivals here at Stork Craft.
The verdict is in. After much waiting, voting and deliberating, Stork Craft’s next ‘Mommy Blogger’ giveaway will be a…………………..
Soom Soom Toddler Bed!!!
Stay tuned for more details on how and where to enter. Thanks and I hope you are all looking forward to this next big giveaway!
Stork Craft is proud to be a Member of ‘Kids In Distressed Situations’, a charity for children in need. From their website:
K.I.D.S. brings hope and self-esteem to children in need and their families by providing new clothes, shoes, toys, furniture, books and juvenile products donated by leading manufactures and retailers. The donations move through our network of community social service agencies in the U.S. and abroad to reach children who are ill, living in poverty or are the victims of natural disasters.
If your company would like to make a production donation, it may do so here. If you or your company would like to make a financial donation, you may do so here. Thank you in advance for your generous support of this wonderful charity.
On Day 2 of ‘Meet the Team’, I am pleased to introduce you to Stork Craft’s Accounting Team. This fine looking group of Stork Craft employees bleeds Stork Craft purple. Their blood, sweat and tears go towards making sure the company has all of its finances in order. Here is a little bit of information on each of the Accounting employees, in their own words:
Raj (far left): ‘When I’m not tending to my full-time job of looking after my 2 young kids, I’m busy with my hobby of ensuring my fellow Stork Craft co-workers are adequately compensated so they can feed, cloth & provide shelter for their own families and stay out of the homeless shelters.’
Stephanie (second from left): ‘Responsible for Accounts Receivable of Stork Craft US customers , and I am an assistant to Emely and Raj (Accounts Payable). Hobbies: reading , swimming , have a walk in the park if the weather is good, and working very very hard on my CGA (it is not a hobby , but it is what I do in my spare time), on-line shopping (if it counts?!)’
Melissa (second from right): ‘Accounts Receivable. My favorite to do on my spare time is shopping and watching TV shows like CSI, Bones & Wipeout.’
Jorge (far right): ‘I’m the accounts receivable person for Ragazzi US. I like interacting with all of our different clients, whether its via email or by phone. In my spare time I like watching sports go canucks! Also doing outdoor sports.’
Emely (not in the picture): ‘My job is to put customer on hold who doesn’t pay” their bills, better be nice with me On a serious note, take charge of the accounting team for Stork Canada and USA. To make sure proper protocol is being followed. I’ve been working with Stork Craft for 5 years now. My hobbies include outdoor activities and watching movies.’
I received a few requests to post pictures of some of the Stork Craft employees. Today I would like to introduce you to myself, Adam Segal, and my associate Taylor Moore. Taylor, dressed in all black, is the Sales Manager for Canada, and I must say that he is one of our most talented and self-driven employees at Stork Craft. Taylor is only 23 years old but is wise beyond his years. He has been with Stork Craft for five years. His hobbies include sports, watching movies, cars and ATVing.
I am in the white shirt and am involved with Online Marketing and have recently been shifted into Sales. I am 25 years old and have been with the company for a total of 1.5 years. My hobbies include working out at the gym, watching sports (especially Canucks hockey!) and enjoying the beautiful city of Vancouver in any way that I can.
Stay tuned for more of the faces of Stork Craft.
I’ve been writing this blog for a few months now. We started out with a modest four followers (friends and family of myself but I am not ashamed to admit this!) and now we have almost 200 followers of the Stork Craft blog. I have blogged about the following:
-Stork Craft’s new products
-Reviews of Stork Craft Products/Giveaways
-Videos/Pictures of Stork Craft products
-How to assemble cribs
-How Stork Craft is getting involved in the community
Now it is time for our fans and customers to tell us what they want to know about Stork Craft. Is it a behind the scenes look at our employees and what they do each and every day? Is it a Q&A session, asking the Stork Craft product experts specific questions about our products? Are you curious what we all look like? :p
This is your chance to tell me what you want me to blog about. I will listen to each and every one of your requests. Just leave a comment under this post and share your thoughts and ideas with me.
I look forward to hearing from you!
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