Company recognized in Outstanding EMC Member Contribution and Outstanding Manufacturer Categories for Manufacturing Excellence
MONCTON, New Brunswick, October 10, 2019–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Organigram Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: OGI) (TSX: OGI), the parent company of Organigram Inc. (the “Company” or “Organigram”), a leading licensed producer of cannabis, is pleased to announce that the Company was recognized at the Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium (“EMC”) Awards of Excellence ceremony in Toronto on October 9.
Organigram was honoured with an Outstanding Member Contribution Award for delivering exemplary support to the EMC over the course of the Company’s membership.
The award, accepted by Organigram Senior Vice President of Operational Services, Jeff Purcell, recognizes organizations which demonstrate outstanding achievement in manufacturing.
Producing high-quality cannabis in a state-of-the-art indoor environment, Organigram operates in an interesting cross-section of horticulture, consumer packaged goods and manufacturing. We are very proud to accept this award and support EMC, a group that sets the standard for manufacturing excellence in Canada.
Jeff Purcell, Organigram Senior VP of Operational Services
Organigram was additionally nominated as a finalist in the awards’ Outstanding Manufacturer category.
EMC is a unique non-profit organization dedicated to helping manufacturers grow and become more competitive in growing global marketplaces. The group is responsible for contributing knowledge, expertise and resources toward the success of over 13,000 members. EMC’s total manufacturing audience includes more than 40,000 employers and 600,000 manufacturing employees in every Canadian province.
Over 2019, a group of 50 supervisors and managers from the Company completed the EMC Manufacturing Essentials Program. Program certification equips manufacturing staff with skills to increase workforce productivity.
In September, Organigram hosted an EMC Strategic Interest Group event at its Moncton production facility, where it educated a group of 50 EMC members on its production practices through a first-hand look at facility operations and systems.
Continuous learning on advancements in emergent tech, innovative solutions and best practices in manufacturing will ensure Organigram can produce world-class products with increasing efficiency and keep pace as the global cannabis market grows.
Greg Engel, CEO, Organigram
We look forward to continuing to learn from the group’s vast experience in manufacturing and contribute to the learning of its members by sharing our own experience.
About Organigram Holdings Inc.
Organigram Holdings Inc. is a NASDAQ Global Select and TSX listed company whose wholly owned subsidiary, Organigram Inc., is a licensed producer of cannabis and cannabis-derived products in Canada.
Organigram is focused on producing high-quality, indoor-grown cannabis for patients and adult recreational consumers in Canada, as well as developing international business partnerships to extend the Company’s global footprint. Organigram has also developed a portfolio of legal adult use recreational cannabis brands including The Edison Cannabis Company, Ankr Organics and Trailblazer. Organigram’s primary facility is located in Moncton, New Brunswick and the Company is regulated by the Cannabis Act and the Cannabis Regulations (Canada).