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Missanabie Cree First Nation Signs Seven JVs

Missanabie Cree First Nation Signs Seven JVs

SAULT STE. MARIE, ON – January 19, 2016 –  Missanabie Cree First Nation (MCFN) announced today the signing of joint venture agreements with seven experienced business partners.  These partnerships will enable Missanabie Cree First Nation to be a strong contender in its bid to work on – and benefit its community from –   development projects occurring on its territories.  This is an important approach to help ensure the long term economic and social wellbeing of the members of Missanabie Cree First Nation.

“Sault Ste Marie and surrounding areas anticipate seeing major development projects in the coming years,” said Chief Jason Gauthier, Missanabie Cree First Nation.  “To succeed, these projects will require the support and participation of First Nation’s communities and − as stewards of the land − the Missanabie Cree First Nation is in a unique position to provide strategic services.”

Joint Venture agreements were finalized today with: Advanced Security (security and investigative services); Austin Powder (blasting services); ESS Support Services (workplace support, including meals); Northec Construction Inc. ( construction services); Quatro Industries Ltd. (material handling); TULLOCH Engineering (engineering and surveying); and Vital Drilling (mineral exploration).

“As a team, our first line of business is to look for opportunities to bid on mining contracts on traditional territory of the Missanabie Cree,” said Gauthier. “We hope to be able to put in a competitive bid when related contracts start to go through tender.”

“In addition to the sustainable economic benefits afforded by these partnerships, we are hopeful that the collaborative aspect will provide employment income for members of our community, thereby contributing to individual, family and community wellbeing,” added Gauthier. “We have a vision of our community re-established on the traditional lands that were once the homeland of our ancestors where institutions of our government, economy and education can once again thrive.”

More About Missanabie Cree First Nation (MCFN)

Evidence and records suggest that by as early as the 1570s, members of the Missanabie Cree had settled in the areas surrounding present day Missinaibi Lake, Dog Lake, Wabatongushi Lake, Oba Lake and Esanagi Lake.  According to Elders’ testimony and anthropological evidence, the Missanabie Cree had utilized these lands from time immemorial to hunt, fish and trap for food, for ceremonial purposes and to provide for the cultural, spiritual and economic wellbeing of their people.

TULLOCH Opens Office in Thunder Bay

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HUNTSVILLE, ON – September 15, 2015 – TULLOCH Engineering is pleased to announce that it will be opening a full service office in Thunder Bay, Ontario effective November 1, 2015.  This announcement comes less than eight months after joining forces with A. J. Clarke & Associates in Hamilton, expanding TULLOCH’s presence yet again.

“TULLOCH ‘s operations have focused primarily on Northeastern Ontario, with the exception of our Ottawa office (Eastern Ontario) and more recently our Hamilton Office (Central Ontario),” said Mark Tulloch, Chief Executive Officer, TULLOCH Engineering. 

“However, numerous clients are consistently bringing us into Northwestern Ontario,” added Tulloch.  “This, coupled with the fact that we anticipate a significant influx of surveying and engineering work in the region, made the decision to expand into Thunder Bay a clearly strategic one.”

TULLOCH  Engineering’s Thunder Bay office will be led by Dave McColl, P.Eng.  “I am very excited about the opportunity to work with TULLOCH Engineering to establish a full-service office in Thunder Bay,” said Dave McColl, General Manager, TULLOCH Thunder Bay (pictured above). “We’ll be building qualified teams to provide services in four key areas: contract administration, land surveying, highway and municipal engineering, and geotechnical engineering.”

“Dave brings to TULLOCH a wealth of experience in surveying, engineering, construction, maintenance and operations and we are honored that he has joined our team,” added Tulloch.

Dave completed the Civil Engineering Technology program at Confederation College and graduated from Lakehead University with a degree in Civil Engineering.  He worked at the Ontario Ministry of Transportation in Thunder Bay for 22 years and at the MTO Head Office in St. Catharines for the past three years.  Prior to that, he worked for 12 years with surveying and engineering consulting firms.

TULLOCH is a multi-disciplinary engineering firm with services in civil engineering, planning, environmental studies, geomatics engineering, LiDAR and mapping services, transportation engineering, geotechnical engineering, structural engineering and forestry engineering. TULLOCH was founded over 20 years ago and has ten office locations throughout Ontario.  Eight (including Thunder Bay) are situated in Northern Ontario with the ninth in Ottawa and the tenth in Hamilton. 

TULLOCH Inducted into Circle of Excellence

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HUNTSVILLE, ON – July 8, 2015 – We are pleased to announce that TULLOCH Engineering has been inducted into the PSMJ’s 2015 Circle of Excellence.

As many of our project managers and general managers know, PSMJ is a consulting firm that provides business and financial services to the engineering and architectural industry throughout North America. Many of our staff have attended PSMJ courses and seminars over the past 10 years.

PSMJ’s exclusive Circle of Excellence is designed to recognize firms that are successfully managed and demonstrate outstanding achievements in profitability, overhead management, cash flow, productivity, business development, staff growth, and turnover.

Being included in this Circle of Excellence is a real testament to our Enterprise group that oversees and manages all of our financial accounting, project accounting, and overhead services for all of our professional services divisions.

Click here to see the press release issued yesterday (July 7) to thousands of national trade publications as well as the performance metrics used to select the Circle of Excellence Member Firms.

TULLOCH and A.J. Clarke Join Forces

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HUNTSVILLE, ON– February 24th, 2015 TULLOCH Engineering and A.J. Clarke and Associates Ltd. are pleased to announce that they have joined forces.  A.J. Clarke will be a division of TULLOCH  Engineering, but will continue to operate as A.J. Clarke & Associates from Hamilton, Ontario. (Pictured above left to right: Adi Irani, Stephen Fraser and Barry Clarke from A.J. Clarke, accompanied by Mark Tulloch.)

“We are excited about our partnership with TULLOCH enabling us to capitalize on their expertise and expand the services we provide to include Geotechnical Engineering, Structural Engineering, Environmental Science, and Mapping Services,” said Barry Clarke, President, A.J. Clarke & Associates.  “Our ultimate goal is to continue to be a one-stop shop for our client base,” added Clarke.

“This marks our first step into Southern Ontario and the Golden Horseshoe,” said Mark Tulloch, Chief Executive Officer, TULLOCH Engineering. “We are quite honoured that A.J. Clarke is joining our team, and we are eager to continue the legacy that Mr. Clarke started 54 years ago.”

TULLOCH and A.J. Clarke are family founded and run businesses. They provide public and private clients with solutions to their infrastructure and land development needs. Their respective organizations have grown from a single enthusiastic professional to a combined enterprise employing over 250 technical and professional staff.

A.J. Clarke is unique in the industry as it provides an integrated approach for surveying, planning and engineering services to the building and development community.  They have been located in the heart of downtown Hamilton for the past 54 years. 

TULLOCH is a multi-disciplinary engineering firm with services in civil engineering, environmental studies, geomatics engineering, LiDAR and mapping services, transportation engineering, geotechnical engineering, structural engineering and forestry engineering. TULLOCH was founded over 20 years ago and presently has eight office locations throughout Ontario.  Seven are situated in Northern Ontario with the eighth in Ottawa.