TNDC and Hy-Tech Drilling Partner to Deliver Diamond Drilling in Northwest British Columbia

Tahltan Nation Development Corporation (TNDC) and Hy-Tech Drilling Ltd. have joined forces to offer another industry-leading drilling solution in Tahltan Territory, in the heart of Northwest British Columbia’s Golden Triangle. Hy-Tech provides surface and underground diamond drilling for exploration, development stage projects and ongoing active mining operations in some of the most rugged and complex environments. TNDC is the business arm of the Tahltan Nation serving the resource exploration, mine development, mining, construction, forestry, power and infrastructure sectors.

“We are elated to add Hy-Tech Drilling’s globally recognized expertise to the scope of services TNDC delivers to the resource development industry. Hy-Tech’s reputation for safety, quality, performance and knowledge of the rugged, complex regional terrain, bolstered by their leadership in technology and innovation in diamond drilling, has made them a trusted partner for exploration and mining companies, and an exceptional partner for TNDC. We look forward to working collaboratively to serve the industry and drive employment and training opportunities for Tahltans,” says TNDC CEO Paul Gruner.

“We look forward to working with Tahltan Nation Development Corporation to build a business together that brings social and economic benefits to both the Tahltan people and their communities,” said Hy-Tech President Brian Butterworth. “Beyond the social and economic benefits, our partnership will provide training, employment, education and contracting opportunities to Tahltans as well as to further develop the Tahltan Nation’s capacity to deliver the highest quality drilling services to the exploration and mining companies operating in Tahltan Territory.”

Headquartered in Smithers, B.C., Hy-Tech Drilling is a globally recognized leader that has set the standard of excellence in diamond drilling. With the industry’s highest hole completion rate of 99%, equipment uptime of 99.7%, and safety embedded in everything they do, Hy-Tech is trusted to keep clients on schedule. Hy-Tech designs, builds and maintains its own equipment, optimized for access to the complex terrain in Tahltan Territory, deep hole requirements, and reducing the environmental impact. Hy-Tech can reduce water usage by over 90% by filtering solid waste and reusing water. Hy-Tech also provides advanced drilling analytics to monitor and log performance. Hy-Tech has worked extensively locally with Newcrest Mining Ltd., Seabridge Gold, Teck Resources and GT Gold, as well as across Canada, in Alaska and Europe.

As the leading Indigenous community-owned business in the region, TNDC pursues sustainable and responsible economic development opportunities that create employment, training and contracting opportunities to Tahltans. TNDC provides heavy construction, earthworks, camp services, air support, aviation, forestry, transportation and fibre optic communications services. Together with its partners, and backed by a trained and experienced local workforce, TNDC is able to support all aspects of resource and industrial development projects occurring in Tahltan Territory. Since its inception in 1985, TNDC has established a reputation as an experienced, qualified, reliable and trusted service partner, focussed on safety, quality and integrity through its work on hundreds of projects.

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