As the 2019 work season winds down, planning for TNDC’s spring 2020 season ramps up. Preliminary reports indicate another positive season for our Heavy Construction and Camp Services divisions.
Since joining TNDC in July, I have been assessing business operations to identify challenges that limit our growth potential and solutions to meet the higher standards required by industry. To ensure TNDC’s long term success, we must build our capabilities as a professional, qualified service provider.
This requires strengthening our safety culture and practices, improving operations, restructuring some departments, and enhancing the knowledge, capabilities and professionalism of our team.
The health and safety of our people and everyone we work with is paramount.
My thanks to everyone who contributed to achieving these milestones. These are prime examples of how TNDC will continually be working to enhance our business practices to meet the new expectations that come with new clients. We will be adding to our safety program to meet industry standards while fostering a safety culture that reinforces individual responsibility and accountability.
Training will be at the forefront of program implementation.
While TNDC employees are at the heart of our company, Tahltan members are the future.
Some initiatives are in the early planning stages, while others will require longer term implementation. With the support of Tahltan organizations, TNDC’s board of directors and business partners, I am confident we can strengthen TNDC’s corporate structure and reinvigorate its corporate culture to elevate its reputation and maintain its legacy as the business arm of the Tahltan Nation.
We worked with TNDC on the Galore Creek mining project and the Northwest Transmission Line, providing heavy lift helicopter services. It made good business sense to get involved with the Nation, so we formed Tahltan Helifor Joint Venture in 2011. After meeting Bill Adsit, I knew we had made the right decision. We have had only positive experiences and look forward to continued collaboration.Gary LaidlawPresident & General Manager, Helifor Canada Corp.
We formed our Tahltan Aeronigma Geodis Wilson partnership in 2011. It’s been an honour to partner with TNDC for the opportunity to provide our wide-range of global logistical services and be a part of a world class organization built on mutual cooperation, trust and respect. They’re a terrific group of educated, business friendly people eager to learn and work with us.Adam J. WicksteadPresident, Aeronigma Solutions Inc.
We established the Tahltan Macro Industries Joint Venture with TNDC in 2009. Macro is very satisfied with the relationship we have with TNDC. The company has a reputation of being a solid and reputable business corporation, that emphasizes value added partnerships and business developments. We look forward to working with TNDC in future opportunities.Darcy FriesenManager of Business Development & Special Projects, Macro Industries
Sodexo Canada has been a partner with TNDC since 2002, providing complete camp management through Spatsizi Remote Services. During this time we have worked on many projects, and employed many Tahltan members. It’s been very positive, and the business relationships have formed long lasting personal and business friendships.Ivor MacGregorVice President, Operations, Sodexo Canada Ltd.
TNDC is a great place to work. The atmosphere in the office is friendly, open, and honest, and there is always humour and laughter. I like that TNDC maintains an active approach of hiring locally and offers training within that position. Employees are highly encouraged and supported to advance professionally, which ripples into advancing personally as well.Rhonda QuockFinance & Administration Manager, TNDC