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Molok North America celebrates 15th Anniversary, Entrepreneur of the Year Award, and PROFIT 500 ranking

Molok North America celebrates 15th Anniversary, Entrepreneur of the Year Award, and PROFIT 500 ranking

Mount Forest, Ontario-based Molok North America Ltd. has many reasons to celebrate this year. May marked the company’s 15th year anniversary, and in June Marja Hillis, the company founder, was awarded with the Entrepreneur of the Year award. Plus, Molok North America was ranked on the PROFIT 500 for the second year in a row.

In the spring of 1999, Marja Hillis, started Molok North America Ltd. She was committed to sharing the user-friendly waste solution of Molok® Deep Collection™ with Canada. Now, 15 years later, the Molok® Deep Collection™ system proves to be an effective solution for tens of thousands of users across Canada.  

On June 3rd, 2014, Mrs. Hillis was awarded the Entrepreneur of the Year Award, presented by the Canada Finland Chamber of Commerce and the Osuuspankki Finnish Credit Union. The Entrepreneur of the Year Award is awarded annually to recognize the achievements of an individual in the business community and their contributions to the Finnish-Canadian community.

June 12th, 2014, Molok North America Ltd. ranked on the 26th annual PROFIT 500 list of Canada’s Fastest- Growing Companies, for the second year in a row. Ranking No. 280, Molok North America Ltd. improved their ranking from 2013, up 84 positions. Molok North America Ltd. made the PROFIT 500 list with fiveyear revenue growth of 195%   

“The members of the PROFIT 500 are the elite of the country’s entrepreneurial community,” says James Cowan, Editor-in-Chief of Canadian Business and PROFIT. “Their stories are lessons in business strategy, innovation, management excellence and sheer tenacity.”  

Marja Hillis, Molok North America Ltd. CEO says, “Counting my blessings every day, I’m overjoyed by the fact that we have such an amazing group of people in our team, or Molok family, as I like to call it. Without them none of this would be possible. As this family of ours keeps growing, whether as employees, distributors, customers or other stakeholders, I’m looking forward to the future with its challenges and opportunities.”


Molok North America Ltd. Headquartered in Mount Forest, Ontario, provides commercial, residential and municipal applications with an innovative way of managing waste and recyclables. Molok® Deep Collection™ containers have vertical, semi-underground design. This design allows the waste to compact, increasing container capacity, and the lower temperatures underground prevent odours and pests. What makes Molok® stand out is the emptying method. Containers are emptied through the bottom of a reusable lifting liner through the use of a crane, a method that offers key benefits not available with conventional containers. Developed with the end user in mind, the Molok® Deep Collection™ system provides acollection point that is safe, efficient and easy to use for everyone.