Working in natural resources is many things, but it is not 9 to 5 – and it comes with its own risks and rewards.
High-Risk, High Rewards
Overcoming Challenges in the Solid Waste Industry
Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA)
The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA), the largest member-based solid waste association in the world, has been leading the industry for over six decades. From technical conferences and publications to certifications and technical training courses, it offers a variety of support to members throughout the United States, Canada, and the Caribbean.
A Family Success Story
Abe’s Trash Service
Abe’s Trash Service launched back in 1955 during a Nebraska dry spell that caused the corn to die in the field. With his crops failing, Omaha farmer Abe Christensen desperately needed an income. “It was very dry and he was out of money,” remembers Abe’s son and current owner John Christensen. “That’s why he started picking up trash.”
High-Tech Trucks and New Opportunities for this NYC Solid Waste Collection Company
When Filco Carting Corp. was launched in 1910, the company’s assets consisted of a horse and wagon used to haul rubbish from Manhattan’s garment district. Today, family-owned Filco is one of New York City’s most prominent waste removal companies, with a fleet of modern trucks.
Putting Waste in its Place
Consolidated Waste Services
Morgan Alexander wants people to think garbage.
Canada’s Premier Lead-Acid Battery Manufacturer
Surrette Battery Company Ltd.
Canadian battery producer Surrette Battery Company Ltd. is a deep cycle battery producer based in the eastern province of Nova Scotia. It was originally located in Salem, Massachusetts but relocated to Springhill, NS in 1959 and has been in operation since then as a third-generation family run business.
CanREA’s Ambitious Plan for Reaching Net-Zero
Canadian Renewable Energy Association
The Canadian Renewable Energy Association (CanREA) is on a mission to decarbonize electricity generation in Canada while doubling output. By ‘decarbonize,’ CanREA means avoiding energy sources that produce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions—a leading cause of climate change—and focusing instead on affordable, abundant, untapped wind and solar energy.
Let the Sunshine In – Clean Energy for Everyone
While many businesses declare they’re making a difference in the world, few can claim that statement as truth. At miEnergy’s, a dedication to helping society transition to solar and geothermal energy has been the company’s true passion for the past 20 years.
The Practical Side of Making the Planet a Better Place
Vertex Resource Group
From modest beginnings 60 years ago, Vertex Resource Group is today one of Canada’s most respected environmental service businesses.
Pulling Back the Curtain – Resourceful, Transparent Fabrication With a Smile
Superior Fabrication Company
Much like Atlas carrying the ancient Greek world on his celestial shoulders, material handling machinery tends to be one of the unsung heroes moving and carrying the supplies that sustain the world as we know it across warehouses around the planet 24/7/365. Superior Fabrication Company in Kincheloe, Michigan is a North American engineering and fabrication leader in the heavy metal mast and sub-assembly, hydraulic fracking pump, and industrial equipment fabrication.
All Hands on Deck: Committed to Customers, Community, and Collaboration
As a company that has experienced steady, impressive growth since 1968, Brannon Steel has not only enjoyed successful expansion, but has managed to maintain its initial goals and focus of caring for its employees, clients and community. Fostering a deep commitment to family and teamwork, this ISO certified manufacturer with three facilities in Brampton, Ontario offers a wide range of services processing carbon steel plate while expertly handling an array of top-level clients.
The Distant Worker
Health and Wellness in the Resource Sector
Since the start of COVID-19, countless articles written for the suddenly huge cohort of ‘remote workers’ have told us how to boost productivity, avoid distractions like the fridge or fifth cup of coffee, find a better desk and chair to slouch in, and overcome Zoom fatigue.
The World is Yours
The Economics of Influence
The Ups & Downs of Crypto