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Walker Environmental Continues to Invest in Resource Recovery

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 7th, 2017 NIAGARA FALLS – Today, Walker Environmental Group Inc. (Walker) announces the acquisition of Gro-Bark®, the leading mulch and potting soil manufacturer in Ontario. Based in Caledon, Ontario, the addition of Gro-Bark® now makes Walker the largest fully integrated organics recovery company in Canada. Gro-Bark® services the Ontario and US…

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Walker Recognized for its Philanthropy

People around the world celebrate National Philanthropy Day and on November 16, 2017, the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), Golden Horseshoe chapter, hosted an awards gala to recognize those who are active in the philanthropic community. Walker Industries and its shareholders proudly accepted the award for Outstanding Corporation. Recipients of the awards are nominated for…

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Walker Industries Commits $50,000 to Affordable Homeownership in Orillia

Habitat for Humanity Ontario Gateway North – Press Release ORILLIA, ON – Habitat for Humanity has another reason to be thankful after receiving a $50,000 donation from the Walker family and Walker Industries in support of the ongoing build at 499 Bay Street in Orillia. The remarkable gift will help two local families experience the…

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Converting Landfill Gas into Energy for 10 years at Trail Road

This past week saw a significant milestone for PowerTrail Inc., as the Trail Road Landfill celebrated 10 years of turning waste into energy. The Trail Road landfill gas-to-energy plant takes methane gas, generated from decomposing waste, and converts it into renewable energy. The result is enough electricity to power 6,000 homes each year. The plant…

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Wellington North Fire Service Receives a Walker Act of Kindness

In celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday, Walker Industries challenged its employees to go above and beyond and commit to accomplishing 150 good deeds over a two week period. Dubbing the contest “Walker Acts of Kindness”, for every good deed done, employees received an entry for a $1,500 donation made to the charity of their choice….

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Walker Aggregates Provides Research Site for New “Living Mulch” Study

Walker Aggregates’ Duntroon Quarry is home to a recently afforested area being used as a research and study site for University of Waterloo’s School of Environment, Resources and Sustainability. A new study beginning this fall led by the university’s Dr. Paul Richardson, two PhD candidates and a team of undergrads will reveal whether or not…

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Walker Emulsions Contributes to South Carolina’s Business Week

The mission of South Carolina Business Week (SCBW) is to contribute to young adult preparedness for the business environment by introducing them to the principles of leadership, teamwork and the American free enterprise system while promoting self-reliance, individual responsibility and entrepreneurship. The 6-day program, held at Presbyterian College in Clinton, SC is available to SC…

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Where the Stone Goes – Back to School Edition

While parents and teachers shuffled schedules and gathered supplies for kids returning to school this week, Walker Aggregates was busy getting some local schools’ grounds ready. Four Niagara high schools were chosen by the District School Board of Niagara (DSBN) to receive new synthetic turf fields. Walker Aggregates’ Ridgemount Quarries, Walker Brothers Quarries and Vineland…

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Arthur Splash Zone Going Strong with Help from Walker

On July 1, during their Canada Day celebration weekend, the Arthur Optimists held a grand opening for a new Splash Zone in Arthur, Ontario. Walker Industries was proud to be a part of the improvement at the Arthur Community Centre grounds, which already includes an arena, two ball diamonds, a pool, a playground and a…

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