May 26, 2009
POLARIS MINERALS WINS BC SAFETY AWARD FOR ZERO LOST TIME ACCIDENTS IN 2008
Polaris Minerals Corporation is pleased to announce that its subsidiary company, Orca Sand & Gravel Ltd., has been selected by the BC Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources as a recipient of the 2008 Stewart/O'Brian Safety Award for having zero lost time accidents during the year.
Herb Wilson, President and CEO, Polaris Minerals Corporation, said: "Safety is our number one priority, and we are pleased there were no lost time accidents during 2008, a year in which we doubled production at the Orca Quarry to 2.4 million tons. Staying safe requires vigilance, effort and investment at all levels of the organization, and receiving this award for a second time is a testament to the quality and professionalism of our team".
Polaris Minerals Corporation is exclusively focused on the development of construction aggregate quarries and marine receiving terminals on the west coast of North America to meet growing local supply deficits of construction aggregates in urban markets. In 2007, Polaris began shipping sand and gravel from the Orca Quarry to San Francisco Bay, Vancouver, and Hawaii.
For more information, please contact:
Herb Wilson, President and CEO
Mike Westerlund, Director, Corporate Development
Polaris Minerals Corporation
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