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NMB Partners with the Prince George Cougars of the WHL

NORTHERN MAT & BRIDGE LP TICKET INITIATIVE

PRINCE GEORGE, BC- The Prince George Cougars Hockey Club is proud to announce a ticket partnership with Northern Mat & Bridge LP.

Northern Mat & Bridge and the Cougars share the same philosophy of being a positive and supportive partner in the community and are proud to announce a program to bring youth sports teams to Cougars’ games this season.

Northern Mat & Bridge has purchased 300 tickets to be given to youth sports teams in communities west of Prince George. Communities that are eligible include: Vanderhoof, Fort St. James, Fraser Lake, Burns Lake, Houston, and Smithers.

“We are proud to partner with a likeminded business such as Northern Mat & Bridge. We were thrilled when we heard of their idea to bring youth sports teams from neighbouring communities to Cougars’ games. It’s businesses like Northern Mat & Bridge that are part of the fabric that makes Northern B.C. a special place to live” stated Vice President, Business Andy Beesley.

President of Northern Mat & Bridge, Scott Henderson, says it’s important for his company to pay back the support they’ve received, “Giving back in communities that we do business in is extremely important to Northern Mat & Bridge. We know that our work would not be successful if it wasn’t for the hard-working people in the region. Providing tickets to Cougars’ games for youth sports teams in these communities is an opportunity we couldn’t pass up. We’re proud to be a community partner in Prince George and the surrounding area.”

Youth sports teams wanting to enquire about this ticket program can contact Account Executive Caleb Wilson at 250-596-9965, or email caleb.wilson@pgcougars.com. You can visit the PG Cougars website to find more information at www.pgcougars.com

Matador: The Ultimate in Mat Washing Technology

Having clean matting is crucial to our clients and because of that we have become an innovator in mat washing. Emphasis within our business has always focused on our commitment to the environment as we recognize that our world is changing and companies can no longer with a business as usual mindset.

Due to that, we’ve adapted and upgraded our Matador Mat Washing unit as we continually seek new and innovative ways to reduce our environmental impact.

Our newest Matador video, which we unveil to you here showcases the new capabilities and benefits that makes the Matador the most cost effective and environmentally friendly mat washing unit on the market

Click the image below to see the new Matador video!

Northern Environmental  Access Services (NEAS) is a division of Northern Mat & Bridge specifically designed to minimize environmental impacts caused by industrial accidents and natural disasters. We have strategically placed inventory throughout the country in order to guarantee quicker response times which, in turn, provides better protection of the environment, minimizes  public relations issues and decreases production downtime.

NMB employee Maria Peterson double podiums at National Championship!

A few months ago we told you about Maria Peterson, the local athlete and Northern Mat & Bridge employee who is an integral part of our mat manufacturing plant in Rycroft Alberta. After months of tireless work and dedication, the event she has been waiting for was finally here.
Maria recently traveled to Laval Quebec to represent Team Alberta at the 2018 Canadian Arm Wrestling National Championships on June 29th-July 1st defending her national titles thanks in part of support from Northern Mat & Bridge. We couldn’t be happier seeing Maria succeed on a National level.

We caught up with Maria just as she returned from her trip and she had this to say about her experience!

“We arrived in Laval on Tuesday June 26th. We stayed in Quebec for seven days. The taxi dropped us at our Airbnb where our hosts used their six year old daughter as a translator. We stayed in an apartment beside their house. I did not have to compete until Sunday so we had a few days to explore. We were in a very diverse and historic neighborhood. There was seafood markets, cheese shops, bakeries and specialty shops on every corner. Of course I have to mention while we were there the area was in an extreme heat wave, and at night the heat comes out of all the brick and stone architecture and it just stays so hot. I got to be the Alberta flag bearer during the Opening Ceremony with my friend Annie from Grande Cache. That was an honour. The competition was a triple elimination meaning you had to loose three times to be out. However they take the weight classes down to two competitors who each go into the finals. In the finals the slate is wiped clean and you have to beat your opponent three times to win.

Most of my matches I won with ease, however I knew Ontario has some extremely strong women. The weight classes go up to 80kg then there is just the all the ladies over 80kg in one class. This year there were 8 women in my class. Five of them went home with nothing and three of us held the podium in both arms. I had already been beat by Sarah Wilson last year. So I knew she was one to watch out for and she definitely was! Alma Kuhel I had never met before so I feel like I underestimated her in the right. When I came up against her in the left I knew I had to be more aggressive and I was able to obtain a Silver Medal with my left arm and a Bronze Medal with my right.

Overall the experience was something I will never forget. We went and did a tour of old Montreal where the architecture was unlike anything I could have even imagined. There were 17 competitors from Alberta in attendance. Travelling to different destinations with these people gives us a bond like family and we all support each other so much there are no world to describe the team feeling. Some of the taxi rides through the Montreal freeways were a little hair raising but besides that my trip was excellent.”

 

 

Canada Day 2018

Woah, 2018 has certainly flown by. It seems like just yesterday we were all freezing last winter and now this Sunday, Canada turns 151 years old! Where has all the time went?

Our offices all across the country got into the fun a little bit early and celebrated Canada’s 151st birthday as a team. Nationally, all employees were welcomed to show their Canadian Pride by wearing Red and White to the office for a chance to win some Gift Cards! They certainly didn’t disappoint!

Our Mat Manufacturing Plant in Rycroft had some fun as you can see…

Even our team looking after Eastern Canada in Toronto got into the spirit and showed their support!

Thanks to all NMB employees who participated! We had a blast and can’t wait to see what the rest of 2018 has in store!! Happy Birthday Canada!

5th Annual Northern Mat and Bridge Charity Shoot

Northern Mat and Bridge is excited to announce details for our 5th Annual Charity Shoot! This years theme is, Burrito Blast!

On Wednesday June 20th, at the Wapiti Shooters Club in Grande Prairie, Alberta we raise money thanks to the incredible support of our partners for local charities in our community. This year, we’re thrilled to support the Grande Prairie Odyssey House, The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, and the Grande Prairie Regional Hospital Foundation! All proceeds raised through the Northern Mat and Bridge’s Charity Shoot will provide care to those in need.

If you’re interested in attending the Charity Shoot as either an individual shooter, team, donation of auction items or sponsorship send an email to bouellet@northernmat.ca.

We look forward to having you join us and help make a difference in our community!

NMB supports local athlete to the Canadian Nationals

 

Northern Mat and Bridge is excited to announce support towards local athlete and a fellow NMB employee, Maria Peterson.

Maria, who is a full-time employee at our Rycroft Alberta mat manufacturing plant will be travelling to Laval Quebec from June 29th – July 1st representing Team Alberta at the 2018 Arm Wrestling National Championship!

She’s no stranger to this tournament or level of competition as she is the 2x defending National Champion with her left arm and has a total of 3 National Championships to her name. She heads back to Quebec this summer to defend her title and we at Northern Mat and Bridge, couldn’t be more excited to support her journey!

“It’s an honor to have Northern Mat and Bridge sponsoring my journey. My job is to thank them for my ever-increasing upper body strength. I’m just very grateful to be able to focus more on my training and less on trying to afford competition expenses” says Maria.

Her path to provincial and national competitions has been relatively short as she only started competing competitively in 2015. Her first tournament in Grande Prairie (she came in as a walk-in with no competitive experience after hearing an ad on the radio) was a giant success, where she placed 2nd with both arms. Fast forward a year and some dedicated training and travel, she again placed 2nd with both arms at Provincials getting her an invite to the 2016 National Championships, held in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. This time, and in her first National event, she went undefeated with both arms to claim 2 National Championships! In 2017 while competing at the Nationals in Halifax, Nova Scotia she narrowly missed out on defending both of her championships placing 1st with her left arm and 2nd with her right arm.

We at Northern Mat and Bridge are very excited to sponsor Maria on path to reclaim her National titles this summer in Quebec.

You can follow her journey on Instagram at @ladycrunchynova, or on Twitter @takenobull.