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Walker Aggregates Honoured with Industry Awards

Walker Aggregates has been honoured with five prestigious industry achievement awards from the Ontario Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (OSSGA). The awards were recently presented at the OSSGA’s 2017 Annual Conference in Ottawa. The Walker Brothers Quarries in Niagara Falls and the Vineland Quarries in Lincoln each received a Community Relations award. The Community Relations…

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Walker Environmental Woodbridge Receives Token of Appreciation from Local Women’s Shelter

The Walker Environmental Woodbridge location received a token of appreciation last month for their contributions to the Empowerment Through Achievement (ETA) Vaughan Women’s Shelter. The ETA Vaughan Women’s Shelter is a non-profit organization that provides emergency shelter, counselling and support to women, youth and children from all demographics. The shelter provides emergency care to many…

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Walker Shares Brownie Award with City of Welland

On Monday, Mike Watt, Executive Vice-President of Walker Environmental, presented a duplicate of Walker’s Brownie Award to the City of Welland. Dan Degazio, Director of Economic Development with the Corporation of the City of Welland, accepted the award. “I think the award is great,” said Degazio. “It shows the partnership between Walker and the City…

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A Visit to the Atlas Landfill

On Wednesday December 14, 2016, Walker Environmental’s Tim McVicar, Vice-President of Transfer and Disposal, provided city councillors and staff a tour of the Atlas Landfill Remediation Project in Welland, ON by means of a city bus. The mini road trip provided an opportunity to view the progression of the remediated landfill project and to continue conversations…

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Celebrating Success in Halifax

In 2010, the product produced from the Halifax N-Viro® facility, commonly known as N-Rich®, was mixed with immature compost by a contractor and applied on the median of a very busy street in Halifax. Odour complaints ensued and N-Viro® and its N-Rich® fertilizer came under scrutiny. This occurred at a very sensitive time, when N-Rich®…

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Walker Environmental a Winner at 2016 Brownie Awards

NEWS RELEASE – December 9, 2016 The winners of the 17th annual Brownie Awards were announced on November 29th at a gala held at the Delta Toronto Hotel and Walker Environmental walked away with one of ten awards handed out at the event. With more than 30 nominations received, the Brownies, awarded by the Canadian…

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Walker Aggregates Expands Its Operations in Simcoe

NEWS RELEASE – December 6, 2016 BARRIE – Walker Aggregates has purchased the assets of the Stewart Group of Companies (GH Stewart Const. Inc. and Stewart Carriers Limited) based in Orillia, Ontario. These include three sand and gravel pits in Simcoe County, as well as the trucking operations of the group. Walker has subsequently sold…

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Walker Environmental’s Mike Watt Recognized as Executive of the Year

The annual 2016 Canadian Waste Sector Executive/Professional of the Year Awards were presented by the OWMA mid-November and Mike Watt, Executive Vice-President of Walker Environmental picked up the Executive/Professional of the Year Award for a Large Private Company. The award gala brought together nearly 150 waste management professionals and recognized six individuals for their continued…

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Slow Down Move Over

On Friday, October 15th, Walker Environmental hosted a media announcement for the Slow Down, Move Over campaign, led by MPP Michael Harris and in conjunction with the OWMA. The campaign is moving through Ontario to reintroduce legislation to extend Slow Down, Move Over privileges to garbage trucks and snow-plows. More details can be found in…

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Career Guidance for High School Students

Walker Aggregates in conjunction with the Heavy Construction Association of Regional Niagara (HCARN) hosted over 80 high school students for the Ontario Construction Careers Alliance’s (OCCA) Construction Day. Organized by HCARN, OCCA and the Niagara Catholic District School Board, students toured various job sites one of which being Walker Aggregates’ quarry in Thorold. While at…

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Walker Emulsions Helps Boost Non-profits in South Carolina

Walker Emulsions recently contributed $30,000 over the next two years to the Community Foundation for Orangeburg and Calhoun Counties in South Carolina. The Community Foundation builds endowment funds and makes grants to local non-profits. Walker Emulsions, a division of Canadian based Walker Industries, opened the plant in Orangeburg in the fall of 2014 to better…

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Recognizing the Métis in Niagara

The Niagara Métis recently participated in the Welland Rose Parade and won best cultural float for the seventh year in a row. Walker Environmental has worked with the Métis for several years to help make this event possible. Prior to Canada’s crystallization as a nation, a new Aboriginal people emerged out of the relations of…

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