ABS to provide services for Nutrien’s Cory Mine

Posted on March 9, 2020 in News. Tags: Explorer Newsletter Spring 2020 |

Shannon Manton, Manager, Procurement, Nutrien and Ron Hyggen, CEO of Athabasca Basin Security

Nutrien has signed an agreement with Athabasca Basin Security (ABS) to provide security services for its Cory Potash mine located 7 kilometers west of Saskatoon, SK. The contract provides the physical security and emergency medical support to the site with full time PCP/Security Officers Primary Care Paramedic). Coverage began on February 1, 2020.

“Nutrien is pleased to have awarded this opportunity to ABS at our Cory mine site,” says Shannon Manton, Manager, Procurement at Nutrien. “ABS has been providing Security/Medical First Responder at our Patience Lake site since 2013, and we’ve been very pleased with the very high level of service they provide. Also, working together with an Indigenous organization like ABS is in line with our approach to inclusion which seeks to make a broader economic contribution that helps to continue building the business capacities of local, Saskatchewan, First Nations and Métis businesses.”

“We have had a great long-term relationship with Nutrien, and we look forward to working with them to provide employment, training and industrial security service at their Cory location starting this year and in the years to come,” says Ron Hyggen, CEO of Athabasca Basin Security. “This is a big win for ABS and showcases the commitment of Nutrien to their long term contractors and the Indigenous community. We have always worked hard to prove that we can deliver services at the highest level. Nutrien is one of the world’s largest companies in Canada and as such, taking on a major property such as Cory, shows that we are in line with the values that Nutrien believes in. The Cory site utilizes integrated medical services with security personnel at the primary care paramedic level. We added this service a number of years ago and this investment has proven to be a valuable investment.”

Saskatoon-based ABS is 100% owned by Athabasca Basin Development, an investment company that is owned by the seven communities in Northern Saskatchewan’s Athabasca Basin area. In addition to having Indigenous ownership, ABS has partnerships with 14 First Nations across Western Canada for the training and employment of band members in order to ensure that local jobs are filled by local people. The company provides the Canadian mining industry’s top companies with a wide range of Industrial security and medical services.