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Walker Industries and Niagara College – Partners in Pollinator Health

Toronto Star Reporter, Fatima Syed recently visited Walker Industries’ East Landfill to learn more about their partnership with Niagara College’s Commercial Beekeeping program – the first of its kind in Eastern Canada. The partnership is a response to the Ontario government’s Pollinator Health Action Plan — a plan to help protect, restore and enhance pollinator…

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Investing in Resource Recovery at Walker Environmental

As Walker Environmental continues to operate in the circular economy and invest in organics and resource recovery, we are proud to announce that we have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Q2Power Technologies Inc. The agreement allows us to collaborate with Q2Power on acquisitions of existing compost facilities over the next two years. More…

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Walker Industries Supporting Pollinator Health

Things are buzzing around Walker Industries….literally. Pollinating species are experiencing global decline due to the loss of habitats and flowering plants, as well as pathogens, parasites, and pesticides. Improving the health of bees and other pollinators is a necessity. Without pollinators, much of the food we eat and the natural habitats we enjoy would not…

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Walker Emulsions Awarded Best Sustainability Report

Sustainable Hamilton Burlington (SHB) hosted the 5th Annual Evening of Recognition on June 13, 2017 where Walker Emulsions (Burlington) was presented with the Best Sustainability Report award. This award recognizes the organization that best meets all criteria as set out by the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) for effective sustainability reporting. The GRI standards are the…

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Portland K-Kids and Walker Emulsions Tackle Graffiti

Walker Emulsions Portland, Oregon office sits adjacent to the Springwater Corridor Trail and its north-facing wall is often hit with graffiti. Approximately 5 years ago, Walker Emulsions teamed up with an after school program called K-Kids for a solution. Walker Emulsions helps to coordinate the kids, supplies the paint, painting supplies and of course, a…

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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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