THUNDER BAY – Business – KBM Resources Group is the recipient of this year’s RBC Innovation Award for Innovative Company of the Year. The award was announced at the Northwestern Ontario Innovation Centre luncheon today at the Victoria Inn. Laird Van Damme, Managing Partner, was there to accept the award, along with Stephane Audet, Principal of Operations. The locally owned company has been in business for forty years.
KBM Resources Group – RBC Innovation Award
The Innovative Company of the Year award recognizes KBM’s leadership through the innovation of its products and services, the expansion of its business, and its dedication to community involvement.
KBM Resources Group has been providing services to natural resource sectors for nearly 40 years. By applying practical innovation, KBM has remained relevant to public agencies, individuals, corporations, and non-governmental organizations across North America and internationally.
One of KBM’s practical innovations is the application of an environmentally friendly emulsion that can be used to finish trails and roads and seal stockpiles and tailing ponds. This by-product of the pulp and paper industry is used on sections of trail at Prince Arthur’s Landing (Thunder Bay’s Waterfront Park) and Centennial Park.
KBM also provides state-of-the-art digital aerial photography services, using its two dedicated aircraft and aerial mapping systems to capture colour and thermal infrared images and to deliver value-added products and services. KBM continues to acquire innovative new aerial survey technology to expand its services to clients.
KBM is an early adopter of leading edge technologies, and is often sought out by manufacturers to trial new equipment. In addition, KBM remains dynamic and open to new innovative solutions that can help its clients succeed in ways they have not previously considered.
About KBM Resources Group
Founded in 1973, KBM is based in Thunder Bay and has satellite offices in the Greater Toronto Area and Prince Albert, Saskatchewan.
KBM Resources Group – originally KBM Forestry Consultants – has expanded from a service provider in forest management to one that also provides a comprehensive range of natural resource management solutions in the mining, energy and other resource sectors. By augmenting services to the mining and renewable energy sectors in Northwestern Ontario and Minnesota, KBM has nearly doubled its consulting staff to 30 over the last five years.
Article by Laura Plante