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Norwest Receives Safety Award from the Utah Mining Association

The Utah Mining Association and the Utah Manufacturers Association held their Annual Mining and Manufactures Safety Conference on Wednesday, April 12, 2017, in Salt Lake City, Utah. Speakers included Richard Massey, SnugZ, who discussed "Changing a Company’s Cultural Mindset on Safety”, and Mercedes Ramirez Johnson, who addressed “Transformational Safety in the Workplace". In addition to the speakers, breakout sessions focusing on industry specific topics relating to Mine Safety and Health Administration and Occupational Safety and Health Administration were provided.

During the conference, Norwest Corporation's representative, James Sorensen (center) was presented with one of several Utah Mining Association Mine Safety Awards presented to local businesses for outstanding safety performance during 2016. This is the 7th consecutive year Norwest’s Salt Lake City office has been presented with this safety award.

Norwest expects the highest standard in HSE excellence from both our employees and sub-contractors. While our HSE performance metrics demonstrate that we are meeting that standard, Norwest continues to identify and adopt practices that improve safety performance.

Whats New

Posted 07/10/2017

Norwest Corporation is pleased to announce that Greg Gillian has been appointed President of Norwest Corporation’s U.S. Operations, effective July 1, 2017. Greg has over 20 years of experience in the mining and process industries. He has lived or worked in Canada, Mongolia, Mexico, Germany, as well as the United States. He has contributed in a variety of technical and operating positions including mine and plant management, project management, and field-level project coordination with assignments in coal, aggregate, and hard rock processing facilities.

Since joining Norwest in 2005, Greg has held numerous technical and program management roles in client and partner offices as well as in Norwest’s regional and Canadian offices. He most recently held the position of Vice President responsible for performance of Norwest’s Processing and Industrial Minerals business units while managing projects in coal, oil sands, metals and industrial and agri-minerals.

Greg is on the Norwest Corporation Board of Directors, and is a board member of the Coal Preparation Society of America. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Pennsylvania State University in Mining Engineering and Mineral Processing. Prior to joining Norwest, Greg worked for Luck Stone Corporation, Bechtel Construction & Engineering, Cytec Mining Chemicals, Cleveland-Cliffs Mining Company, and Cyprus Amax Coal holding numerous engineering and management positions. 

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