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President’s Message: Essential Services, Essential People, Thank You.

To all of you I want to say, “thank you”.  This has been a remarkable “first week”.  The first week of what will be our new normal for the foreseeable future. I realize it has been difficult, but I am proud of the way we have responded as an essential service provider to this unprecedented global event. As I was walking the floor of our Brampton facility earlier this week and took note of many of the mission critical items we produce across three foundational pillars – healthcare, supply chain and financial services it reminded me of the crucial role DCM plays in the essential services that we, as Canadians, often take for granted. That is, but for times like these when our dependence on these three pillars is put under the microscope. It reinforced what most of you already know, DCM is one of a handful of organizations on the front line of this fight.

Our manufacturing capabilities, technology solutions and our coast-to-coast reach are mission critical to the industry leaders in healthcare, supply chain and financial services. Every moment of every day we are serving thousands of pharmacies, hundreds of hospitals, retirement and assisted living centres and multiple integrated health networks who are attending to the wellness needs of our family, friends and neighbours. The list of our nearly one hundred and fifty plus health care customers we support include:

Alberta Health Services Shoppers Drug Mart
The Ottawa Hospital Toronto General Hospital
Vancouver General Hospital Montréal General
London Health Science Centre Saskatchewan Health Services
Trillium Health Partners Hospital for Sick Children

DCM products and services are playing a vital role in maintaining the stability of our financial services network. Our customers include every Schedule I bank and over two hundred and fifty of our local credit unions. Province by province, neighbourhood by neighbourhood DCM is there, helping financial institutions serve Canadians each and every day.  Our partners, among many others, include:

Bank of Montréal First Services Credit Union
Bank of Nova Scotia CIBC
Banque National du Canada Meridian Credit Union
Easy Financial Banque Laurentienne du Canada
Police Credit Union of Toronto Canadian Western Bank

A reliable and dependable flow of products is a daunting task in a country the size of the former U.S.S.R. with just the population of California. Our supply chain partners are being pushed to the brink by unprecedented demand. They rely on DCM to provide necessary support to keep local shelves stocked, ensure seamless home delivery and restore balance to our retail and manufacturing networks. DCM’s customized technology solutions and products are supporting over one hundred and twenty of Canada’s leading supply chain providers, including:

Canada Post Dicom
FedEx Air Canada
Purolator ATS Healthcare
Skelton Transport Kindersley Transport
CanPar Midland Transport

DCM is an essential manufacturing and technology provider supporting the brands that everyday Canadians depend on.  Healthcare, supply chain and financial services are just three of the key sectors that we support daily, providing Canadians with much needed relief in unprecedented times.

I said it last week, I said it this week and I will continue to reiterate it, we are “open for business”. Would I call it business as usual? No, but it is business for the “new normal” that we are all experiencing.

I am proud to be working with such a dedicated group of people who are serving the needs of Canadians everywhere. This is a great team here at DCM, don’t ever forget it.

I thank you for your ongoing commitment to each other and to the communities we live, work and (one day soon) play in.

Michael Coté, President, DCM