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May 07 Businessexcellence 75 “and specifi cally, particulate matter. When we measured it and compared it to the original tests, it was almost eliminated down to 0.02 percent, and the NOx and CO gases were reduced substantially. We believe this technology will substantially change the way we think about the air quality and the conditions of the air and health and safety for people underground as well as on the surface.” The mining industry is facing signifi cant pressure from regulators and employees to reduce harmful emissions, Lipic explained. With mines in danger of being shut down because of emission concerns, initiatives that can help improve the quality of air for miners working below the surface are in high demand. Hy-Drive will provide MTI with core component parts of the HGS technology and MTI will then manufacture a fi nished commercial product to specifi cally suit the vast array of sizes and number of fuel burning equipment and vehicles that operate throughout the mining industry. Ongoing research and value added enhancement work will also take place at MTI’s Sudbury facility. The hybrid-powered LHD being developed in conjunction with CANMET consists of a small diesel engine and a battery pack. “The problem with electric powered vehicles in the past was that they had this umbilical cord that limited movement,” said Lipic. “This unit will be much more productive.” The hybrid engine will further reduce diesel emissions, but provide more power at the same time. The battery pack will provide power for six hours, but will be recharged as the vehicle travels on straightaways. That’s another string of MTI’s mission statement achieved; to “lead innovation in emerging technologies.” Mining Technologies International

With 80 years’ experience, Pardee Homes knows how to make a house a home Businessexcellence May 07 76 Consumers increasingly look for excellence in the products they buy, but there are few purchases we make in life that compare in magnitude to the house we live in. It’s the largest purchase most of us are ever likely to make, and as such, it has to be right, in terms of location, equipment, and living space. Established in 1921, and headquartered in Los Angeles, California, Pardee Homes is a house builder that believes in the quality differentiator. With regional offices in San Diego, Orange County, Corona, Sacramento and Las Vegas, Pardee Homes is one of the oldest and largest building companies in California, developing new home neighborhoods and planned communities throughout Southern California and Southern Nevada, where it has operated for 50 years. A wholly owned subsidiary of Weyerhaeuser Corporation since 1969, one of five Weyerhaeuser divisions, Pardee Homes was founded by George Pardee Sr. His three sons joined the business in the Los Angeles housing boom after World War II and expanded into southern Nevada in 1952, selling affordable homes to veterans for $1.00 down. That was where they pioneered the “planned community” concept. Pardee Homes has amassed a collection of industry awards over the years; in 2006 it became Energy Star Partner of the Year for Sustained Excellence, awarded by the United States Environmental Protection Agency. The most recent recognition includes the 2006 Elan Awards, highlighted by the coveted Community of the Year finalist designation for Encantada in the gated Covenant Hills Village of Ladera Ranch. The Elan Awards recognize excellence in residential design, sales, marketing and merchandising and are sponsored by the Sales & Marketing Council (SMC) of Los Angeles/Ventura. Sharing the spotlight with Encantada is Pardee Homes’ Segovia, a move-up neighborhood that is also in the popular master-planned community of Ladera Ranch. Rounding out Pardee Homes’ most recent Elan honors was Portico, noted by judges for sustainable design. Situated in Pardee Homes’ master-planned community of Pacific Highlands Ranch, Portico also earned architectural honors in the 2006 Gold Nugget Awards and Best in American Living Awards. In 2003 the company was chosen by Builder magazine as America’s Best Builder, where it was commended for outstanding customer service, beautiful and innovative product design, quality construction, fair business practices, and creative corporate culture. A company statement proclaims that “This is an honor we’re pleased to share with our management, staff and supportive team members, and it signifies a commitment to our homebuyers to continue delivering excellence at every level.” Pardee recognizes that its greatest asset is its people, led by Michael V. McGee, president and chief executive officer, and Hal Struck, executive vice president and chief operating officer. The Pardee staff combines seasoned professionals with smart, young talent. Pardee management is a multi-disciplinary team of award-winning experts in their respective fields of architecture, marketing, finance, construction, land acquisition and engineering. While a belief in excellence is always admirable, to proclaim one’s excellence to the world requires further evidence. To provide this, Award winning homes