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Misty Ventures and Clifton Announce Misty Clifton Engineering Partnership

Misty Ventures, the Economic Development branch for Mistawasis Nehiyawak, and Clifton Associates, a leading provider of consulting engineering services in Western Canada announce the service- and education-oriented engineering enterprise, Misty Clifton Engineering Ltd (MCEL).

As a majority Aboriginally-owned and operated start-up engineering consulting company with a head office in Saskatchewan, MCEL draws on our experience serving and living in the prairie provinces to specialize in civil, geotechnical, and environmental engineering in the region. We are committed to working with our clients to achieve innovative solutions while fulfilling the business development and education strategies of Mistawasis Nehiyawak and Iron Buffalo Training Centre.

In collaboration with Iron Buffalo, MCEL will provide the tools, education support and hands-on training opportunities for community members interested in pursuing a career in engineering, science, and technology. Following training, successful students will become full time employees of MCEL to apply their new skills on our projects. Under the guidance of a senior staff member, the new employee will work towards a professional designation in their chosen specialty such as Professional Engineers and Geoscientists, Environmental Practitioner, Biologists, Project Management Professionals, Technologists, and Technicians.

MCEL works with clients primarily from the Resources, Transportation, Land Development, and Government business sectors to deliver capital projects from inception to closure while managing environmental liabilities along the way.

"We worked with Clifton Associates prior to the partnership. This joint company represents our trust and success of working together to provide the best quality service and product to our clients." says Robert (Bobby) Daniels, President and CEO of Misty Ventures Inc.

"It is my pleasure to announce this new partnership with an ambitious, forward-thinking, and motivated group such as Misty Ventures.  Mistawasis Nehiyawak and Clifton have tackled many engineering issues together and this is a great next step."  says Geoff Haanen, President of Misty Clifton Engineering and Regional Environmental Manager for Clifton Associates. 

Wayne Clifton, President and CEO of Clifton Associates, adds "Clifton has had a lengthy and respectful business relationship with Misty Ventures for for a number of years.  We are delighted that this relationship has matured to bring this exciting new venture into existence.  We will work with Misty to create opportunities for Mistawasis youth as well as Clifton staff. The future is bright; our challenges will bring both personal and business growth.  We are dedicated to making MCEL a great success in Treaty 6 territory and beyond."

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Posted on 7/31/2017