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Electric Vehicle Charging Stations – Coming to a parking lot near you

At Walker Industries, our commitment to the environment does not end when the workday is over. In an effort to reduce our impact, many of us have altered our daily lifestyles – both at work and at home – to promote sustainable living. As part of a new sustainability initiative, Walker Industries will be installing…

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Walker Environmental Recognized for Innovation

Recently, the Daily Commercial News highlighted the Atlas Landfill remediation project in Welland, Ontario. The award-winning project is a partnership between the City of Welland and Walker Environmental. The two groups worked together to implement a unique approach to remediate an abandoned industrial landfill previously owned by Atlas Steel. The method involved a number of…

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Walker Emulsions Supports Coastal Conservation of South Carolina

The Coastal Conservation Association (CCA) is a non-profit organization with 17 coastal state chapters spanning the Gulf of Mexico, the Atlantic seaboard, and the Pacific Northwest. The purpose of CCA is to advise and educate the public on conservation of marine resources and its objective is to conserve, promote, and enhance the present and future…

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Habitat for Humanity Recognize Contributions Made by Walker Emulsions and Walker Industries

The Walker Emulsions Burlington location along with its parent company Walker Industries received recognition for their contributions to Habitat for Humanity Halton-Mississauga. In 2015, Habitat for Humanity Halton-Mississauga received $50,000 for its region from the Walker family and Walker Industries. In 2016, staff from Walker Emulsions assisted in two days of building toward a 13-town home…

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Twelve Walker employees graduate from Brock University’s Goodman School of Business

On Monday, April 3, 2017 twelve Walker Industries employees graduated from the Goodman-Walker Professional Management Certification Program offered by Brock University’s Goodman School of Business. Walker Industries and Brock’s Goodman School of Business started a partnership in 2014 to create a management certificate program for Walker employees who are engaged in supervisory roles or who…

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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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