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Saskatchewan Indigenous Business Forum - Spotlight on Gravel

  • December 13, 2018 10 am - 4 pm
  • Chief’s Chambers – MLTC Building Flying Dust First Nation

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Please join the Saskatchewan First Nations Economic Development Network and forum host Flying Dust First Nation’s F.D.B. Gravel Inc. at our upcoming Saskatchewan Indigenous Business Forum Spotlight on Gravel.

As you travel throughout Saskatchewan you will have passed a gravel quarry, which sometimes signals that there will be road construction ahead delaying your arrival to the lake! But not only is stone, sand and gravel a foundation to our daily lives, this industry offers a burgeoning business opportunity for our First Nations economic development corporations.

What goes into building roads, bridges, schools and libraries? What creates the foundation of your home and community? Who are the original rock stars of the SaskTel Centre?

It all begins with stone, sand and gravel. We all use these products virtually every minute of every day. It's part of the buildings we live and work in, the roads we drive on... even the water we drink is filtered and purified by aggregate. It’s used in everything from paper and paint to chewing gum and household cleansers.

Our forum will focus on the following areas foundational to a successful gravel business:

Sector Business Development

Gravel Grades

Aggregate Equipment Requirements

Tendering & Contracts

Building relationships with municipal government and the department of highways

Tour of F.D.B. Gravel Inc. operations

Our SIBF partner, F.D.B. Gravel Inc. will share their experiences, best practice as well as lessons learned in developing their business. F.D.B. Gravel Inc. was originally established in 2000 and was created to take advantage of the large aggregate deposits located on Flying Dust First Nation lands. While the primary focus was on the ability to self source the required raw materials for community infrastructure, it quickly moved to fostering employment of community members. As a natural progression, the business can now target marketing their product to local clientele.

Join the SFNEDN and F.D.B. Gravel Inc. in opening up new markets, relationships and business opportunities for First Nations, municipalities and infrastructure developments.

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