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Businessexcellence May 07 48 longer mine for a living. As such, the company has taken to recruiting local people for training. “We are currently training another six-person training group. In total, we have about 34 people trained through our formal training program in all,” said Middlemiss, “and scores more who have upgraded their skills through the successful completion of mining modules” Once they have completed training, the miners receive modules that count towards the Miners’ Common Core program under the Ontario Ministry of Training University and Colleges. Miners receive different modules depending on the type of job for which they are trained. The modules are universally recognized in the Canadian mining industry. “Mining is on its way to becoming a recognized trade like an electrician or a plumber,” said Middlemiss. “And we are evolving into a new type of company. The Kirkland Lake gold camp was an older, tired asset. No one saw a future here but the company had the vision. We invested in people and technology to great success. You fi nd gold where there is gold.” The company has recently produced a fl urry of announcements touting its success in the southern region of Kirkland Lake, and, said Middlemiss, “there is so much more to explore.” “No one saw a future here but the company had the vision. We invested in people and technology to great success” Kirkland Lake Gold HEATH & SHERWOOD is one of Canada’s most established and well respected drilling contractors. The Company was established in 1927 and has been engaged in diamond drilling continually since its inception. In Canada, the Company has been involved in projects in the Sudbury Basin, the Labrador Iron Range, the Arctic islands. and the base metal and gold belts of Ontario, Manitoba and Quebec. Extensive experience in diamond drilling both on surface and underground for customers in Africa, Central America, South America and the Caribbean has played a large part in making H&S an international leader in diamond drilling. The Company has set deep drilling records internationally in diamond drilling and continues to seek methods and technology to produce faster and maintain or enhance recovery at the same time. The Company has operations in Canada, the Caribbean, Brazil and South Africa. In addition to these bases of operation H&S has undertaken drilling activity in Belize, Bolivia, Honduras, Liberia, Panama, and Chile. Heath & Sherwood is a subsidiary of Cabo Drilling Corp Contact Heath & Sherwood Drilling 34 Duncan Avenue North Kirkland Lake, Ontario 705-567-9311

May 07 Businessexcellence Perkins Eastman Architects 49 Founder, chairman and CEO Brad Perkins, tells Linda Seid Frembes how Perkins Eastman Architects has grown its core practice areas and established an international presence of the largest architectural firms in the United States, consistently ranking in the top twenty in several building types. Perkins Eastman’s seven domestic offices and three international For the last 25 years, architectural firm Perkins Eastman has been honing its specialties in core practice areas. Founded in New York City in 1981, the firm has grown to become one by design Growth