Layfield Announced as Finalist For the 2017 BC Exports Award

November 22, 2017

2017 BC Export Awards Top Finalists Named—Honoring Excellence and Achievement in Manufacturing and Service Sectors

SYSPRO Canada customer, The Layfield Group, a leading vertically integrated North American based geo-synthetics company, recognized for their outstanding innovation in Clean Technology

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Nov. 22, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SYSPRO, a global provider of industry-built ERP software, today announced their long-standing customer, The Layfield Group, has earned a finalist nomination for a second consecutive year at the BC Export Awards. This year, The Layfield Group is being recognized in the Clean Technology category for innovation in their business model to reduce costs, while reducing an environmental footprint or waste, and making a more efficient use of natural resources. SYSPRO Canada is proud to be a premier sponsor once again at this year’s awards.

The BC Export Awards are the province’s most prestigious awards paying tribute to the success, achievements and innovative approaches of BC’s top exporting companies. Created in 1982, the program was initiated by the Ministry of Economic Development to raise the awareness and recognize the contribution that the manufacturing and service sectors were making to the economy of British Columbia. Since that time, the number and categories of the awards have changed and varied to reflect the changes that have taken place in the economy of the province. Business in Vancouver currently organizes the annual event.

“The success of this program which has recognized over 300 companies since its inception, has reflected the growth and diversity of BC’s economy over the past 30 years. With substantial markets now in every region of the world, BC’s exporting companies have become truly international in their scope as well as their vision,” according to Sue Belisle, President & Publisher, Business in Vancouver Media Group.

“Layfield has taken a market leadership position by helping our customers solve the complex issue of end-of-life packaging concerns within the plastics industry without compromising functionality. Layfield is excited to introduce its new line of sustainable plastic films trademarked as BioFlex™.  BioFlex™ is a high-performance, food safe form of flexible plastic that is designed to biodegrade in a modern landfill in approximately ten years versus conventional films which don’t decompose for hundreds in many situations.  The benefits of these new materials don’t end there, Bioflex leverages the existing gas collection systems equipped on virtually all modern landfills to generate renewable green energy. The energy created from Bioflex™ films will offset other more harmful energy inputs such as coal.  We are very honored to be recognized for our efforts in creating even more sustainable films,” says Mark Rose, VP for Layfield Flexible Packaging. “Plastic is already one of the most environmentally friendly ways to protect food and other goods as it is so efficient and now it has a more productive and sustainable end to its life.  Export products play an important role in the economic growth in the province of BC which is known for being a sustainability leader not only in Canada, but across the globe.”

“This year's finalists exemplify the strength and depth of the BC export community," according to James Weir, Vice President of Sales for SYSPRO Canada. “Regardless of the sector they serve, this year’s finalists have all raised the bar of excellence for their companies and the local BC economy. We congratulate the team at Layfield for their second consecutive award nomination and their first recognition for their contribution in delivering superior consumer products, while being dedicated to reducing harmful environmental impacts.”

Winners will be announced at the BC Export Awards Luncheon on Friday, November 24th, 2017 from 12:00 – 2:30 p.m. PT, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel.

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The complete list of finalists for the 2017 BC Export Awards can be found at:

About Layfield

The Layfield Group is a leading vertically integrated business with manufacturing, fabrication, construction and distribution capabilities. Our businesses include Environmental Containment, Construction Products and Flexible Packaging. The company is active in multiple sectors including Energy, Mining, Water, Agriculture, Food, Medical, Construction and Industrial. We operate across North America with a growing international business focus in South America and Asia.

Layfield recently surpassed 38 years in business and has North American operations in Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Toronto, San Diego and Seattle. Please visit our website at for further information on our company, our products and services.


SYSPRO is a global, independent provider of industry-built ERP software designed to simplify business complexity for manufacturers and distributors. Focused on delivering optimized performance and complete business visibility, the SYSPRO solution is highly scalable, and can be deployed on-premise, in the cloud, or accessed via a mobile device. SYSPRO’s strengths lie in a simplified approach to technology, expertise in a range of industries, and a commitment to future-proofing customer and partner success. 

SYSPRO has more than 15,000 licensed companies in over 60 countries across six continents.

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Media Contacts:

Melanie Aizer 
SYSPRO Canada 
1.888.259.6666 Ext: 5228
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Layfield Contact:

Nina Wang
Layfield Group
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