2012 - IN THIS ISSUE

We Scored a Hat Trick – Canada’s 50 Best

For the third year in a row, Saskatchewan Minerals Inc. has been named one of the 50 Best Managed Companies in Canada. This year will mark the third year that Saskatchewan Minerals Inc., a world-leader in the production of sodium sulphate, will hold the distinction of being recognized as one of Canada’s 50 Best Managed …

Getting Better All The Time

Not interested in good enough, Saskatchewan Minerals is constantly improving its already high product quality. What does a policy of continual enhancement towards quality control mean at Saskatchewan Minerals? Regional Accounts Manager Clayton Millar puts it simply, “instead of just sitting by and saying, ‘well, this works, let’s carry on’, we’re always looking for ways …

Gate Changers

Customer feedback helped develop the Gate Change Program improving customer satisfaction Product quality and customer satisfaction go hand in hand. Saskatchewan Minerals already has one of the industry’s most rigorous quality management systems in place at their end, but it’s the feedback from the customer’s end that provides the most important measure of both quality …

Thinking Inside the Box

Saskatchewan Minerals stays up-to-date on trends in container shipment. Saskatchewan Minerals knows that staying on top of their business means staying on top of emerging industry trends. One such trend that could strongly impact the logistics and shipping aspects of their business is the rising popularity of domestic container shipments, which have increased 9 per …

Rod’s Corner

This issue of The Element is all about dedication. At Saskatchewan Minerals, dedication means commitment to constant improvement, community support, and, most importantly, loyalty to our customers and suppliers. You will see our dedication in projects such as our Gate Change Program that we most recently implemented. Not only does our business rely on the commitment …

Employee Spotlight

Meet Lloyd Wakeford, assistant accountant, and his son Derek, apprentice electrician. One has been working at Saskatchewan Minerals for 32 years. The other is just at the beginning of his career. Father and son, Lloyd and Derek Wakeford are two men at the opposite ends of their careers, but both represent the hard work, get …

Queen City Marathon Update

The Saskatchewan Minerals relay team crosses the finish line to raise cash for a good cause. When more than 4,400 registered participants lined up to take part in the 2011 Credit Union Queen City Marathon, five of our very own Saskatchewan Minerals’ team members were among them. Our relay team — including Clayton Millar, Brent …

Annual Harvest

Watch this video to see how the raw material is gathered to satisfy customer demand for salt. As soon as the ground froze, Saskatchewan Minerals prepared for the annual harvest. The complex process takes nearly 10 weeks of hard work and innovative procedures that include draining reservoirs and using specially equipped excavators and bulldozers to …

Movember, Big Hairy Deal

Movember brings moustaches and community spirit to Saskatchewan Minerals Employees who already had impressive facial hair shaved it all off to start again and barefaced men joined them to spend 30 days growing a moustache. The exercise was all in the name of Movember, a national campaign that has men raise money for Prostate Cancer …

The Plus of Additive Technology

Focused on bettering its product quality, Saskatchewan Minerals stays ahead of the curve with new additive manufacturing techniques. Efficiency has always been a great priority for Saskatchewan Minerals Inc. Improving productivity, enhancing operating capacity and increasing company production rates have always been valued. One area that Saskatchewan Minerals is staying ahead of the curve is …