July 23, 2012
Nunacor and CleanEarth Technologies sign Alliance Agreement
For Immediate Release – July 23, 2012
Happy Valley-Goose Bay, NL Nunacor and CleanEarth Technologies announce the signing of an Alliance Agreement whereby the parties will work together to seek out environmental contracting and remediation service opportunities within the Labrador region. It is the first time Nunacor has partnered with a remediation company, and this alliance gives Nunacor a competitive edge in a growing industry.
Nunacor and CleanEarth Technologies will carry out their best efforts to provide training and employment opportunities for members of the NunatuKavut Community Council (“NCC”), thereby encouraging and assisting with the development and growth of privately-owned Inuit and Nunacor businesses. In addition, CleanEarth Technologies will work towards maximizing the employment of available and qualified NCC members.
Through an alliance with CleanEarth Technologies, Nunacor will develop capacity and skill sets within the environmental and remediation services industry. Furthermore, the alliance is providing Nunacor, NCC and CleanEarth Technologies with revenue-generating and growth opportunities.
“We are honoured to be an Alliance partner with Nunacor Development Corporation. By leveraging the strengths of the two companies, and the NunatuKavut Community, the CleanEarth/Nunacor Alliance will be able to provide one-of-a-kind, cost-effective solutions to complex contaminated sites and water issues facing both industry and government, and make an immediate positive impact on the natural environment and the lives of people in Labrador.” says Bruce Tucker, President of CleanEarth Technologies.
“We are very pleased to join with CleanEarth Technologies to increase our business capacity and capitalize on business opportunities within our region,” says Andy Turnbull, General Manager of Nunacor.
NCC President, Todd Russell says he is pleased to have worked on bringing these two companies together. “The agreement is in line with NunatuKavut’s principals of environmental stewardship, as well as the need for NunatuKavut members to participate in meaningful economic opportunities in our region.” President Russell adds, “Development activities abound in Labrador with new mining projects and ongoing remediation work at Five-Wing Goose Bay, to name a few. There continues to be a growing demand for Indigenous business partnerships and skilled workers, and this is a step in the right direction.”
Nunacor is the development corporation subsidiary of NCC, and is responsible for the economic and business development of the NCC. The corporation was established in 2003 by the Labrador Metis Nation (now NunatuKavut). Nunacor offers expertise, stability, reliability and accountability through its many business partnerships. For more information, visit the Nunacor website (www.nunacor.com).
About NunatuKavut Community Council
The NunatuKavut Community Council is a registered, not-for-profit organization that represents the
Southern Inuit of Labrador. It was established in the late 1970s, originally as the Labrador Metis
Association, and later the Labrador Metis Nation. It represents a population of more than 6,000 people that reside in all areas of Labrador, and throughout Canada.
About CleanEarth Technologies
Driven by the Principles of Sustainability and specifically their “Urban Quarry” concept, the CleanEarth Technologies team shares a corporate commitment to being recognized as one of the leading innovative environmental services firms in the world by striving to achieve their “zero contaminated soil and soil-like (for example rock, sediment, aggregate, tailings, sludge and the like) material to landfill” vision. CleanEarth Technologies core contaminated site remediation business was proudly founded in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada in 2003. It became one of the most innovative and successful contaminated site and, in 2007, fixed commercial soil recycling environmental contractors in Canada. CleanEarth uses their “one-of-a-kind” Canadian developed proprietary and patented enhanced modular soil washing/treatment and associated water treatment technologies as the basis for expansion both domestically and internationally. CleanEarth has successfully rehabilitated/recycled for reuse more than 500,000 tonnes of contaminated soil and 6,000,000 litres of contaminated water in Canada. In 2011, under the CleanEarth Technologies brand, CleanEarth Technologies Ontario Inc. was formed to lead the company’s national and global business expansion interests.
Nunacor Development Corporation
Bruce C. Tucker, M.Sc., P.Eng.
Managing Partner / President
CleanEarth Technologies Ontario Inc.
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