McDougall Energy Wins Sault Ste. Marie Chamber of Commerce Beyond Borders Award

SAULT STE. MARIE, Ontario, January 26, 2019– The Sault Ste. Marie Chamber of Commerce (“SSMCOC”) celebrated innovation, creativity, leadership and entrepreneurship, as it handed out its 2019 Outstanding Business Achievement Awards at its annual awards gala.

Award nominations were collected from a call for nominations from the Chamber membership and from the public in late 2018. In all, more than 160 nominations were received for 22 award categories. From those nominations, almost 100 of the nominees met the established award criteria and let their business, agency or individual names stand for nomination.

McDougall Energy Inc. (“McDougall Energy”) was honoured to be named the recipient of the Beyond Borders award for a Sault Ste. Marie company with greater than 50 employees.

The Beyond Borders Award recognizes businesses in any industry for excellence in the development of export markets for their products or services through implementing a new export strategy within the last three years that has positively affected its bottom line. Beyond Borders considers businesses that have succeeded in expanding outside of Sault Ste. Marie as well as exporting goods and service.

Looking back to the early 90’s when McDougall Energy (then McDougall Fuels) opened its office in Sault Ste. Marie, it employed approximately 17 people and distributed refined fuel and commercial lubricants in the Thessalon / Sault Ste. Marie region. Today, as a direct consequence of expansion beyond the borders of Sault Ste. Marie, throughout ON and western Canada, MEI employs in excess of 400 people and distributes a whopping 4,000 % more refined energy products, including propane, than it did in the early 90’s!

About the Sault Ste. Marie Chamber of Commerce

The Sault Ste. Marie Chamber of Commerce represents the interests of 700 plus businesses and agencies in Sault Ste. Marie and has been serving the needs of the Sault Ste. Marie community since 1889. The Sault Ste. Marie Chamber of Commerce will lead the way as the voice of business, advancing economic prosperity for its membership and the business community. Learn more about the SSMCOC at

About McDougall Energy Inc.

McDougall Energy Inc. (“McDougall Energy”) is a Canadian, privately owned, family business which has been serving energy customers for over 70 years. McDougall Energy is a marketer and distributor of heating oil, propane, gasoline, diesel fuel and commercial lubricants, as well as an Esso branded retailer. McDougall Energy is proud to be named one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies seven years in a row. Now in its third generation of ownership, the energy company serves communities throughout various regions across Canada. The company is headquartered in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. To learn more about McDougall Energy, visit