Omega Morgan and Tahltan Nation Development Corporation Sign Memorandum of Understanding
Omega Morgan to work closely with TNDC to grow the labor force and develop rigging, specialized transportation and logistics services business in Northwestern British Columbia
PORTLAND, Ore./VANCOUVER, B.C., January 26, 2015— Omega Morgan and Tahltan Nation Development Corporation (TNDC) today announced completion of a “Memorandum of Understanding” (MOU) between the two corporations that will see the parties partner on specialized transportation and logistics opportunities for energy, resource and industrial projects in Northwestern British Columbia.
The agreement sets out the joint understanding and intention of the parties to cooperate in carrying out the development of rigging, specialized transportation and logistics services business opportunities within Tahltan traditional territory.
TNDC is the business and economic arm of the Tahltan Nation, a First Nation in Northwestern B.C. Tahltan territory is rich in natural resources, which is the catalyst for dozens of existing and proposed energy, resource and industrial development projects in the region. TNDC capitalizes on business opportunities associated with sustainable and responsible projects, ensuring economic benefits to the Nation including, jobs, training and contracts for Tahltan members.
“This is a first of its kind agreement for Omega Morgan and we look forward to working closely with the Tahltan Nation on future projects in the region. This MOU is just the first step in our alliance with the Tahltan and lays the framework for the creation of a mutually beneficial business relationship,” said Greg Tansey, president & CEO of Omega Morgan. “Our hope is that we not only work closely together on key projects but that Omega Morgan has the opportunity to leave a lasting impact by hiring and training local qualified Tahltan members, further expanding the skilled labor workforce in the region.”
“The specialized transportation and logistics services Omega Morgan provides are a valuable offering to the burgeoning resource and industrial development activities in the region and will expand the service offering TNDC provides to our clients,” said TNDC CEO/President Garry Merkel. “TNDC forms new business partnerships selectively with a focus on long-term, mutually beneficial and respectful arrangements that grow our business model and provide opportunities for Tahltan people. We look forward to partnering with Omega Morgan to capitalize on development projects in the region that benefit our organizations and the Tahltan Nation.”
Omega Morgan’s growth in Canada continues as massive infrastructure for energy exploration and development as well as mineral resource development and mining projects continue to be built.
The Tahltan Nation Development Corporation (TNDC) is the business arm of the Tahltan Nation. TNDC capitalizes on sustainable and responsible business and economic development opportunities in the region that lead to job creation, training and business opportunities for Tahltan members. TNDC provides a full suite of specialized contracting services for the building construction, forestry, hydroelectric power, mining and road construction industries as well as support operations in administration and accounting, ground transportation and heavy equipment hauling. Together with its partners, and backed by a trained and experienced local workforce, TNDC is able to support all aspects of resource and industrial development projects occurring in Tahltan territory. For more information, visit www.tndc.ca.