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SPRING 2012 CAN ADA NORTHERN FOODSERVICES E M I Beyond Yellowknife Northern Foodservices expects to grow alongside its clients in the Northwest Territories, Nunavut and provinces of Western Canada. Northern Foodservices is preparing to move into a larger. facility for the southern portion of its operations.. • Yellowknife, Northwest Territories “Part of our niche is maintaining a stock of fresh product here at all times.” // ROGER WALKER, general manager Northern Foodservices was created in 1999 and began serving local restaurants with fresh produce, dairy, meat and other food items. It soon entered the mining camp market, and with major new customers such as BHP Billiton, Rio Tinto, and DeBeers, Northern Foodservices quickly needed to expand. We supplied all of the food during construction of Rio Tinto’s Diavik Diamond Mine and continue to supply them with their fresh produce, dairy products and some dry goods. In 2001, Northern Foodservices moved into its 30,000-square-foot warehouse in Yellowknife. The company also maintains a 16,000-square-foot facility in Edmonton, but is in the process of fi[ BY BRIAN SALGADO ] tinguishes us here from our southern nalizing a lease on a 54,000-square-foot There are many food distributors supplier competitors is the ability to facility, into which they will be moving serving the numerous mines and explohave product the next day, when rethe southern portion of operations. ration camps throughout the Northwest quired, for our customers,” General ManThe company operates as a full-service Territories. Northern Foodservices ager Roger Walker says. “That is because food provider, with produce, dairy, frozen maintains its head office and some of its of our geography. The 20-hour transport goods, fresh and frozen meats, seafood, operations in this remote region of trip from Edmonton to Yellowknife does groceries and dry goods, available for its Canada, which makes it capable of filling not allow enough time for southern com- clients in the Northwest Territories, orders on a next-day basis. panies to process orders for next day de- Nunavut, Alberta, Saskatchewan and “We are the largest supplier based in livery. It’s a niche that we have and we Northern British Columbia. Clients inthe Northwest Territories, and what dis- need to continue to work that.” clude mines and exploration camps, oil and gas open and rig camps, correctional PROFILE institutions, military bases and exercises, Northern Foodservices. | 2011 revenues: $10 million restaurants and dining facilities. Headquarters: Yellowknife, Northwest Territories | Employees: 18 | Specialty: Food distribution “Our business out of our Edmonton 123

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Energy & Mining International - Spring 2012

Energy & Mining International - Spring 2012
Back to Reality
Back to Reality
Spreading Accountability
Water to Energy
Ad Index
The Marcellus Shale
Ariel Corp.
Dominion Energy
Mistras Group Inc.
Northeast Natural Energy
Appellation Pre Fab Llc
Falcon Drilling
Keane Group
LMC Industrial Contractors Inc.
Orion Drilling Company
Somerset Regional Water Resources
Trican Well Service Trican Well
Trumbull Corp.
Asap Industries
Bouille Electric
Nuweld Inc.
Latin America Focus
Canacol Energy Ltd.
Americas Petrogas Inc.
Orosur Mining Inc.
Cabo Drilling (Panama) Corp.
Canada Focus
Snamprogetti Canada Inc.
Canada Lithium Corp.
Anaconda Mining Inc.
DRA Americas Inc.
Quest Rare Minerals Ltd.
Associated Mining Construction Inc.
Northern Foodservices
Nyrstar Langlois
Q’Max Solutions Inc.
Glendyne Inc.
Grizzly Discoveries Inc.
Liberty Mines Inc.
NGC Compression Solutions Ltd.
Pacific Booker Minerals Inc.
Petaquilla Minerals Ltd.
Sumitomo Pogo Mine LLC – Pogo Mine
FourQuest Energy
Southern Coal Corp.
Ucore Rare Metals Inc.
Alaskan Energy Resources Inc.
CTL Engineering Inc.
Lennox Petroleum Services Limited
MAX Environmental Technologies Inc.
Sadhna Petroleum Services
Vita International Inc.
GPM Inc.
Klein Tools
Snap-On Tools
Apex Directional Drilling
Aquila Resources Inc.
Chief Petroleum
Kline Oilfield Equipment Inc.
National Response Corporation
Engineered Software Products Inc.
Offshore Inland
The Final Shot

Energy & Mining International - Spring 2012