2011 - IN THIS ISSUE

How Saskatchewan Mining and Minerals is Committed to Shipping and Distribution

Delivery and distribution is a value proposition It is as simple as this: our customers place a high value on delivery and distribution. So, it is critical that we have the best partners and the right pricing to ensure that the proper containers are delivered on time to the correct locations. It’s why we begin …

Our Order Shipment Process

“When I tell customers about the Saskatchewan Minerals order process, they often can’t believe how detailed and organized we are compared to other materials suppliers.” -Rodney McCann The Saskatchewan Minerals plant is located an average of 1,829 miles from any of our customers. That makes delivering sodium sulphate a challenge, especially for Natalie, our shipping …

A Few Words from Rod’s Corner

In our last e-Newsletter, I wrote about the economic environment and how Saskatchewan Minerals was emerging itself as a stronger company from a period of global economic uncertainty. Now that we have met many of the fiscal challenges in those previous quarters, my focus in this message is to look at some of the things …

A Best Managed Company… again!

Second Straight Recognition for Saskatchewan Minerals For the second year running, Saskatchewan Minerals has been named one of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies. Every year, hundreds of companies from across the country vie for this prestigious designation, undergoing a rigorous independent screening process that evaluates their management skills and practices. We are proud and honoured …

Burgers Help Support Local Sports

Hockey Fundraiser Helps Sports at the Community Level Saskatchewan Minerals recently assisted in staging a Hockey Burger Cook-off, with proceeds going to raise funds for sports in Chaplin. The Herbert Hawks (which includes three players from Chaplin, SK on the team) squared off against the junior novice team from Moose Jaw, and much of the …

Employee Spotlight

Meet Bruce Olson, Journeyman Welder Bruce Olson proved his familiarity with the “Saskatchewan Minerals way” when he went on a recent customer sales trip to Eastern Canada to fix a railcar unloading issue. A welder for 19 years with the company, his innovative thinking combined with experience and commitment to quality led to finding the …

Getting the most from a saline lake (Part 1)

Innovative dikes maximize Chaplin’s brine harvest Chaplin Lake encompasses nearly 20 square miles (52 sq. km.) and another 10 square miles of fresh water storage area. The lake is also the second largest saline water body in Canada, and can hold upwards of 16,000 Acre Feet (16 000 acre foot = 5,213,622,932.2 gallon [US, liquid]) …

On the Horizon

Looking Ahead Saskatchewan Minerals is more than 60 years old, but there’s nothing old about our approach to innovation. We’re always committed to getting things done and improving our operations to meet our customers’ ever-changing needs in the future. Applying both rational thought and creative thinking to our efforts, we’re able to solve problems with …

President’s Message

A Few Words from Rod’s Corner In this issue of The Element, we’re placing a particular focus on innovation, which has always been a mark of pride at Saskatchewan Minerals. You’ll see our commitment to innovation in projects such as the railcar adapter we designed with Smoot for a valued customer, in our ongoing relationship …

Maintaining a Wetland Wonderland

As a company that relies on water to sustain its product, Saskatchewan Minerals is invested in the environment. To that end, we work cooperatively with Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC) to give back, and ensure that the wetlands surrounding our plant in Chaplin are preserved for the future. “At Ducks, we depend upon sponsors and partners …