2011 - IN THIS ISSUE

Employee Spotlight

Meet Natalie Adrian, shipping clerk The summer day in 2009 when Saskatchewan Minerals sold its 10 millionth ton was special in more ways than one for Natalie Adrian. “I was the lucky winner of the employee draw for a trip to Las Vegas,” says the hard-working shipping clerk. “Several people from the community and surrounding …

Getting the Most From A Saline Lake (Part 2)

How we take the salt out while providing an ideal habitat for shorebirds In the last issue of The Element, we introduced you to Chaplin Lake, Canada’s second largest inland saline water body. Over the past 60-plus years, Saskatchewan Minerals has put in place many innovative solutions to control water flow while preserving the delicate …

Getting Ready for the Long Run

Our team is lacing up for the Queen City Marathon When runners take to the streets of Regina this year for the annual Queen City Marathon, Saskatchewan Minerals will be well represented. Five employees are now in training to tackle the 42-kilometre course (26.2 miles) as a relay team, proving that anything can be accomplished …

President’s Message

A few words from Rod’s corner This issue of The Element is all about Community. At Saskatchewan Minerals, Community includes our employees, our customers and our suppliers. Our Community also includes the larger community of Chaplin, and the people who live around our facility including shorebirds and Ducks Unlimited, and the entire province of Saskatchewan. …

A Safe Work Environment is a Top Priority

Saskatchewan Minerals celebrates 1,000 days accident-free at the Chaplin facility Employees at the Saskatchewan Minerals plant can give themselves a pat on the back, having gone 1,000 consecutive days without a Lost Time Accident (LTA). Reaching this milestone means much more than just continuous production for Saskatchewan Minerals. “It’s hard to explain how good this …

Big Cat® Equipment a Sign of Long-Term Co-operation

Kramer Ltd and Saskatchewan Minerals go back 60+ years Saskatchewan Minerals and Kramer Ltd have several things in common besides being recently recognized among Canada’s Best 50 Managed Companies. They are both headquartered in Saskatchewan, both dedicated to constant innovation – and they have both been working together for more than 60 years. Caterpillar a …

Customized Railcar Adapter Benefits Customer

Innovation boosts delivery potential for a valued customer When a valued customer came to Saskatchewan Minerals looking to substantially increase its sodium sulphate delivery volume, it became apparent that, if the company was going to meet this challenge, it would have to change the way it traditionally serviced this account. Typically, Saskatchewan Minerals serviced the …

Customer Spotlight

Tate & Lyle are committed to giving back to local communities Community means a great deal to us at Saskatchewan Minerals. That is why we feel privileged to work with companies, both as customers and partners, who are equally committed to giving back to their employees and communities.Tate & Lyle walks the walk when it …

Meeting the International Standard for Quality

Celebrating ISO Certification and the Continued Commitment it Represents Achieving ISO certification is an important milestone for Saskatchewan Minerals, and even more so for our customers. An international quality standard recognized in more than 178 countries and issued by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), the recognition lets our customers know they can count on …

Natural Gas Predictions for the Coming Year

Pricing and Production Holds Steady Since our contribution to The Element last year, North American natural gas markets have remained flush with supply volumes. This is a result of the unlocking of vast shale gas reserves made possible through technological advances. This has been good news for consumers of natural gas, as prices have fallen …