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Northern Mat & Bridge LP awarded one of Canada’s Top Small & Medium Employers for 2019

April 12, 2019 – Today, Northern Mat & Bridge LP (NMB) was named one of Canada’s 100 Top Small & Medium Employers for 2019! This is the first time NMB has be awarded this achievement.

This award is part of the of the Canada’s Top 100 Project run by Mediacorp Canada Inc. (Mediacorp) and showcases the nation’s most innovate smaller employers and recognizes their outstanding achievements in creating exceptional and industry-leading workplaces. Winners were announced in a special edition magazine published in the Globe and Mail. The 100 winning workplaces are not ranked in any order.

Canada’s Top Small and Medium Employers is an editorial competition that recognizes the small and medium enterprises (SMEs) that offer the nations best workplaces and forward thinking human resource policies. Employers are evaluated by using these 8 criteria factors.

  1. Physical Workplace,
  2. Work Atmosphere & Social
  3. Health, Financial, & Family Benefits
  4. Vacation & Time Off
  5. Employee Communications
  6. Performance Management
  7. Training & Skills Development; and
  8.  Community Involvement

To determine eligibility , the Top 100 editors follow the SME definition used by Statistics Canada, limiting the competition to private-sector companies with under 500 employees.

The highlights of Northern Mat & Bridge LP award includes:

  • Northern Mat and Bridge LP invests in ongoing employee development with tuition subsidies for job-related courses and offers a variety of in-house and online training programs, including apprenticeship opportunities
  • Northern Mat and Bridge LP provides a variety of financial benefits, including profit-sharing and year-end bonuses for all, signing bonuses for some, generous referral bonuses , and matching RRSP contributions
  • Northern Mat and Bridge LP organizes a variety of social events throughout the year, including a golf tournament, Christmas Week Extravaganza, Christmas parties, a family skate event and a bowling night

“They involve your whole family here,” says Northrup, a husband and the father of two daughters, nine and 13. “We have family skates and pot-luck dinners. At Thanksgiving, the company gives each employee a turkey. At Christmas, there’s a party, and each kid gets a present. They even give our wives a gift.”

To read our full write-up please visit: Northern Mat & Bridge SME Award

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About Mediacorp Canada Inc.

Founded in 1992, Mediacorp Canada Inc. is the nation’s largest publisher of employment periodicals. Since 1999, the company has managed the Canada’s Top 100 Employers project, which includes 19 regional and special-interest editorial competitions that reach over 15 million Canadians annually through a variety of magazine and newspaper partners. Mediacorp also operates Eluta.ca, the largest Canadian job search engine, which includes editorial reviews from the Canada’s Top 100 Employers project and is used by seven million Canadians annually. Mediacorp also hosts the Top Employer Summit, Canada’s largest conference for senior-level HR professionals.

For Further Information, please contact:
Braydon Ouellet, Sales & Marketing
bouellet@northernmat.ca
1-780-538-4135

2019 ACSA Annual Achievement Awards

The 2019 Annual Achievement Awards Luncheon for the Alberta Construction Safety Association was held on Saturday, March 16, at the Delta Edmonton South.

Northern Mat & Bridge’s own Kendall Kenig was awarded with the 2019 Pacesetter Award! This award recognizes safety professionals for their outstanding service to their Regional  Safety Committee, and for their commitment to and leadership in promoting health and safety within their communities.

More information on the award ceremony here: http://www.youracsa.ca/news-events/annual-gala-awards/2019-acsa-annual-achievement-award-recipients/ 

Kendall is part of the Grande Prairie Regional Safety Committee that “provides guidance and assistance to companies within our community to develop and enforce health and safety programs. They also work together with these companies to raise awareness and focus on health and safety in our community and surrounding area.”

They help to promote safety in the workplace by:
– Participating and helping organize the Steps for Life Walk
– Partnerships with schools and the Grande Prairie Construction Association allow us to do
presentations and raise awareness in schools.
– Promoting Alberta Construction Safety Association Training & Events
Congratulations Kendall!

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.

To view more information about the Matador and how our Mat Washing Technology is the best in the business, visit https://northernmat.ca/markets/neas/#mats

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!