Arthon has a history of helping our First Nations build expertise and experience in the construction industry on a corporate level, through informal arrangements, agreements, and partnerships and on an individual level through local hiring practices, often involving training and development. Relationships are focused on economic and social development with the intention of leaving a positive legacy long after projects are completed.
Some of our more significant working relationships are as follows:
Cheslatta Carrier Nation: In strategic relationship with the Cheslatta Carrier Nation, relating to an earthworks project for Huckleberry Mines near Houston, BC, Arthon Belvedere assisted the Cheslatta with the purchase and rental of a large excavator for the project, and hired and trained band members as operators, drivers, and labourers. The relationship was successful and rewarding for all participants.
Saulteau First Nations: 4 Evergreen Resources LP, a flagship company of the Saulteau First Nations, assisted Arthon in the construction of a resource road project for Western Coal/Walter Energy, south-west of Chetwynd BC. This working relationship continued successfully throughout the project.
Haisla First Nation: Sandhill Materials Inc. (SMI), a subsidiary of Arthon, maintains an ongoing relationship with the Haisla First Nation in Kitimat, BC. SMI partnered with the Haisla First Nation on various business and community development projects and continues to employ Haisla members. SMI continues to work with the Haisla on suitable business opportunities to develop a strong economic and social legacy in Kitimat.
Lower Nicola Indian Band: The Lower Nicola Indian Band subcontracted under Arthon on the upgrade of the Champion and Tulameen Forest Service Roads for access to Basin Mine.
Penticton Indian Band: Arthon provided extensive crushing operations at the Westhills Aggregates gravel pit with the Penticton Indian Band (PIB) for several years, and subsequently supplied guidance and assistance regarding the purchase of crushing equipment and the development of the PIB mine plan.