The Tla’amin Nation – formerly known as the Sliammon First Nation and located in British Columbia, Canada, just north of Powell River – has acquired Select Sand and Gravel from Dan Stephens to support Tla’amin’s economy and protect jobs in the whole region.
The company currently provides more than 100,000 tonnes of sand and gravel a year to the Qathet region construction industry and will be a cornerstone of Tla’amin Nation’s 100-million-dollar infrastructure and housing strategy.
“The Tla’amin Nation is laying the foundations of a bright and prosperous future for our members and the entire region,” said Hegus John Hackett. “Owning the largest sand and gravel supplier on the Sunshine Coast will help control costs as we transform the Nation’s housing stock and infrastructure over the next decade.”
“I am very happy to see the Tla’amin Nation as the new owners of Select Sand and Gravel,” said Dan Stephens, who established the company in 2009. “It is wonderful to see a local company take over our operations and continue to supply the Powell River area with a wide variety of quality sand and gravel products.”
All current employees will be retained, and Stephens will remain with Select Sand and Gravel for several months to ensure a smooth transition for staff and existing clients.