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For Immediate Release:
November 1, 2005
 
 

Region of Peel Repeat Winner of 2005 Excellence in Storage Award from the Salt Institute

(Brampton) - The Region of Peel's Operations and Maintenance Division was recently recognized in Regional Council for receiving the 2005 Excellence in Storage Award from the Salt Institute for the second consecutive year.

The objective of the Excellence in Storage Award program is to encourage construction of sound storage facilities and effective planning to avoid service interruptions during winter storms. The Region of Peel has taken a proactive, structured approach to the environmental management of road salts with the early development and implementation of its Salt Management Plan. The award also supports operating practices that minimize environmental concerns and promotes the safety of workers.

"We are very proud of this achievement which highlights the continued success of our winter materials storage program," said Chair of the Public Works Committee, Councillor Elaine Moore. "The honour of this award reinforces the Region of Peel's commitment to preserve, protect and enhance Peel's natural environment and resources. I congratulate Public Works staff on their outstanding efforts."

"This award supports the success of Peel's leadership role in protecting the environment in a cost-effective manner when storing and applying salt, while promoting employee and community safety," said Commissioner of Public Works, Mitch Zamojc.

The Region of Peel's Operations and Maintenance Division was recently recognized in Regional Council for receiving the 2005 Excellence in Storage Award from the Salt Institute for the second consecutive year.

From left to right: Project Manager, Louis Zidar, CET, Director of Operations and Maintenance, Ric Robertshaw, P.Eng, Commissioner of Public Works, Mitch Zamojc, P.Eng, president of the Salt Institute, Mr. Richard Hanneman, Public Works Chair, Councillor Elaine Moore, Public Works Vice-Chair, Councillor Maja Prentice, Regional Chair, Emil Kolb, Supervisor of Road Operations, South District, Mark Crawford

The Salt Institute annually presents its Excellence in Storage Award to agencies with outstanding facilities and programs that:

  • Include natural environmental considerations in location, design and operation of all facilities which store salt
  • Consider employee and community safety, good housekeeping practices and provision to store sufficient salt to meet winter snow and ice emergency needs without re-supply problems

Mr. Richard Hanneman, president of the Salt Institute, presented the award to Commissioner of Public Works, Mitch Zamojc, P.Eng, Public Works Chair, Councillor Elaine Moore, Public Works Vice-Chair, Councillor Maja Prentice, Regional Chair, Emil Kolb, Director of Operations and Maintenance, Ric Robertshaw, P.Eng, Supervisor of Road Operations, South District, Mark Crawford and Project Manager, Louis Zidar, CET.

The Salt Institute is the world's foremost source of authoritative information about salt and its more than 14,000 known uses. The Institute is a non-profit association of salt producers founded in 1914. It provides public information and advocates on behalf of its members. For more information, visit www.saltinstitute.org.

For more information on the Region of Peel and its winter roads program please call 905-791-7800, Ext. 4409 or visit our Web site at www.peelregion.ca/pw/roads/winter-maint/index.htm.

 
MEDIA CONTACT:
Louis Zidar
Project Manager
Operations & Maintenance
Region of Peel
905-791-7800, Ext. 3257

Communication Services, 10 Peel Centre Dr., Brampton, ON L6T 4B9
Phone: 905-791-7800, Fax: 905-791-0595, e-mail


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