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Joint Venture Drives Training and Employment Opportunities for First Nation Community

CCAB Aboriginal BUSINESS REPORT features First Nation and Milestone Joint-Ventures

(March 31, 2021, TORONTO, ON) – Milestone Environmental Contracting Inc. is proud to be featured with our First Nation partners, Decontie Construction Inc. from Kitigan Zibi, Kwantlen First Nation and Kwikwetlem First Nation, in the CCAB Aboriginal Business Report Spring 2021 cover story “Constructing a Brighter Future,” written by Andrew Snook.

In 2015, Decontie and Milestone formed a joint venture to complete a $4.5-million decommissioning project for Hydro Quebec on the Anishinaabe territory of Kitigan Zibi. More than 30 Anishinaabe people worked on the project.

“Community engagement is part of our business model,” said Milestone’s national lead for business development, Emmanuel Saydeh. “We rely on qualified local businesses and resources for the execution of our projects… This can lead to a long term and mutually beneficial relationship, and, at times, one where the Nation develops the environmental contracting capacity and infrastructure as a stand-alone company.”

Joint venture projects such as this one, have enabled Milestone to provide environmental contracting services while also creating significant training and employment opportunities in the construction industry for community members.

Stand-alone 100 per cent First Nation owned companies created through these partnerships are building opportunities for future revenue-generation and employment for the communities.

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For more information, please contact:
Eric Pringle
CEO & Managing Partner

Gavin Domitter
Indigenous Relations & Business Development Manager

About Milestone: Milestone Environmental Contracting Inc is a privately held Canadian contracting and project management company with offices in Ottawa, Hamilton, Port Hope and Vancouver (Langley). Milestone has extensive environmental cleanup and geotechnical contracting experience and offers safe, practical and cost-effective solutions for a wide range of complex environmental projects, including soil and groundwater remediation, lagoon and pond remediation, excavation and shoring, soil stabilization, mine reclamation and design-build remediation. Milestone continues to hire and foster relationships with strategic partners which allow them to be early implementors of new remedial approaches. Milestone strives to be “THE Place to Work” for employees and be the “Recognized Environmental Contractor of Choice”. Go ahead, give us your toughest jobs. We dare you.

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