Business Resiliency Award
Legends Haul Supply Co. & Novo Textiles
Nominees in the Business Resiliency Award category are businesses that have responded to the pandemic with positivity and an exceptional level of leadership. They have found innovative ways to sustain and grow their business during the pandemic, and have supported their staff throughout the shutdown. These organizations have also demonstrated a positive social conscience by utilizing their resources to improve their community.
Sponsored by Port of Vancouver
Legends Haul Supply Co.
Established in 2018, Legends Haul Supply is a food importing, distribution, and manufacturing business. They expanded the business in a very short period of time, doubling revenues and increasing their team size by 30%.
When the pandemic hit, Legends Haul Supply quickly pivoted to meet the demand of
grocery delivery needs. They provided directly to the consumers and leveraged their facility,their team, their inventory and their fleet of trucks. They also added a new grocery pick and pack facility, hiring 40 new team members and adding another 8 trucks to service Greater Vancouver, Bowen Island and the sea to sky region. They did between 300-400 home deliveries daily while managing 2,000 new grocery SKUs. They developed a robust e-commerce site and are committed to a future of grocery e-commerce.
Novo Textiles (aka Novo) was the first western Canadian company to quickly pivot and retool to produce much needed COVID-19 PPE after the Canadian government issued a call to action for businesses in March 2020. Our state of the art 20,000 square foot manufacturing facility and head office are located in Coquitlam, BC. Manufacturing textile products since 1994, our expertise and experience with fabrics and sewing strengthened our pivot to mask manufacturing. As of Winter 2020 we have manufactured, quality checked and shipped FIFTEEN MILLION masks to Canadians.
Leading with testing, quality and Canadian manufacturing gave us a leading edge and put BC on the map as a provincial and federal PPE supplier. Novo launched our e-commerce site in April of 2020 fulfilling more than 100,000 online orders and supporting BC teachers, dentists and healthcare workers with discounted, demographically focused social campaigns offering coupon codes.