One of our goals is to be a valued member of the communities in which we operate. Our policy is to support the local economy by using local services and employing local people in the community whenever we can. This helps create a renewed vitality in the small towns where most of our terminals are located.
Our facilities can generate significant property taxes which helps maintain local infrastructure and defray costs for the entire community.
Community Support and Participation
We also recognize there are other needs in communities that contribute to the well being and quality of life in a community. At Altex, we believe in active participation in the community.
Although the needs in many communities exceed what any one organization can meet, we do endeavour to participate through sponsorships and community activities. We work with our business partners to do the same.
We are proud to say, many of our employees will often volunteer their time and talents in the community. Look around and you will see them at a parade, the volunteer fire department or charity golf tournament.
Through our growth in safe operations, we can contribute to the quality of life in communities which in turn attracts and retains people within the communities in which we operate. That’s important to us as we want to be an employer of choice and a valued business leader in the community.
Some Recent Examples:
UNITYAltex contributed $50,000 toward the Unity Facilities Project which includes a new swimming pool. This is an important project managed by the Unity Facilities Committee which a volunteer group dedicated to raising $5 million dollars to build a new aquatics centre.
We provided a Gold Sponsorship of the Unity Western Days Rodeo in June 2013. This is sanctioned event by the Canadian Cowboys Association and is kicked off with a parade in the town. Altex employees themselves entered a float that created some excitment as our large shuttle wagon rolled down the centre of town.
Altex does a significant amount of business with CN. In fact, all of Altex's business originates on CN from Canada. CN has a long history of generous support to communities and organizations. CN's Railroader in the Community and Strong Communities Program are just a few examples.In April of 2013, CN generously retired the mortgage on the arena in the MD of Wilton. At the same time, Altex contributed $50,000 to rebuild the entire kitchen at the Lashburn Community Hall. A ceremony was held in April of 2013 by the MD of Wilton whereby Altex and CN were recognized for their contributions.
Altex has made a further contribution of $50,000 in July 2013 to the the curling rink facilities in Lashburn.