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The Crownsmen Podcast highlights the huge benefit that Mining, Energy, Construction, Forestry, and Transportation have on the economy. Watch on YouTube We highlight these industries by interviewing guests from First Nations Entrepreneurs, business owners, and top level executives from leading companies who all feel the effects from new projects that are approved or shut down. Join us as we promote industry and combat anti-business policies.
33 Episodes
Energy efficiency and innovation is a crucial part of producing profitable mining operations. Greg Rasmussen joins The Crownsmen Podcast to give us a window into how companies like Gekko are able to continually provide innovative equipment to the mining industry around the world. He also walks us through how equipment suppliers work as both partners and competitors with the industry. We also examine modular processing plants, how GEKKO partners with universities to spur new ideas, and how mining technology has changed over the last 20 years. Watch Episode Here:
CEO of BC LNG Alliance, Bryan Cox joins The Crownsmen Podcast to discuss the global demand of Liquefied Natural Gas and British Columbia’s expansion into new markets with LNG. Bryan also discusses how BCLNGA provides value to its members and stakeholders including the public. This podcast digs deep into the LNG industry, investments in processing terminals and pipelines made by companies like LNG Canada, and relationships between the energy industry and First Nations People. Watch Episode 34. Here:
Cementation is an underground mine contracting and engineering company that has worked on major mining projects around the world. Roy Slack, Founder, former President, and now Directors of Cementation Americas joins The Crownsmen Podcast to talk major project, safety, and how the mining industry has changed. Roy also serves as the current president of The Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM) and laid out their future approach for supporting bother their members and the mining industry. Roy explains that from the moment the Cementation started profits were not the primary focus. He wanted to remove the typical adversarial relationship between mine operators and mine contractors, he wanted safety to be at the forefront, and he wanted design-build to integrate input from all stakeholders. This in-depth interview unpacks one of the most challenging parts of the mining industry… building the mine! Watch Episode Here:
In the small village of Ashcroft with a population of about 1600 sits British Columbia's largest inland terminal that is responsible for importing and exporting goods and natural resources to and from the BC interior to the United States and around the world. This massive 320 acre terminal has both CP and CN railway lines passing through and access to  major highways into the province. Kleo Landucci joins us to talk about the history, current news, and the future of Ashcroft Terminal. She also gives her outlook on developing long term partnerships and maintaining them and how that strategy lead to the acquisition made by PSA International. Watch Ep 32. Here:
Millions of square feet around the world is covered by fabric buildings. What we wanted to know is how much has the technology has evolved? Fabric buildings were at one time typically used for equipment or product storage but are now being constructed for sport facilities and even housing. The reason is in no small part thanks to innovations within the industry that have made fabric more durable and airtight, designs being more customized and the steel frames stronger while minimizing steel waste. Watch Ep 31. Here: The Crownsmen Podcast Website:
According to a US Hemp Corp, in 2017 23,343 acres of hemp were cultivated that year across the United States. In 2018, that sum swelled to 77,000 acres. There are few (if any) agriculture sectors that are growing at a comparable rate and farmers have a new opportunity to grow a renewable crop with high returns. As the industry grows the stigma of hemp also is beginning to disappear and uses for hemp products continue to be explored. With rapid growth there is a demand for industrial scale harvesting and production equipment. Corbett Hefner - Vice President R&D for Formation Ag joined us to explore the industry, the machinery they have developed, and the product itself.
Tradesmen International serves industries that include construction, manufacturing, power, heavy industry, mining, and skilled workers in both the United States and Canadian markets. Since 1992 when Joseph O. Wesley, an electrical contractor from Northeast Ohio, recognized first-hand the vast need for a new construction staffing paradigm to deliver superior construction labour to the contractor’s workforce they have expanded to 200 offices in the United States and now have an office in Canada which David hopes will increase to eight or nine. Labour is always a major cost on any project and efficiency to maximize profits is always the goal. The type of service Tradesmen International provides leads to the question…do we truly have a labour shortage for skilled workers and trades or do we have an efficiency shortage that leads to employment volatility? 
Not many people would dispute innovation needs investment and that R&D is as necessary, as it can be challenging, for companies trying to compete on a global scale. Governments have long developed programs to help incentivize companies to invest in updating and advancing their technology. However, even for large companies understanding where they fit into incentive categories, what type they are eligible for, and even when to apply is complex. Jacqueline Gustafson with KPMG helps us explore different options by explaining the categories of R&D incentive programs and highlighting various bodies that make the final decisions of who gets funded. Here is some basic incentive information and government targets that every business should know. Watch Podcast Here:
From Formula One Championship, Site C to LNG Canada and all the way over to aerospace, not many companies cover as much ground as Wainbee. We sat down with their Regional Sales manager John Lamb to understand their company, their customers and their offerings. Wainbee Limited provides engineered systems, products and services for motion & control, industrial filtration and automation solutions. They partner with manufacturers and sell directly to customers, as well as, provide engineered solutions depending on the clients needs. The supply side is for customers who know what they need to have an internal team install or update their equipment. Their specialized offerings are clients who either have pre engineered systems and need Wainbee to build the system or have an end result they require and Wainbee builds a custom solution to achieve the customers goal.
J. Paul Stevenson is the CEO of Sego Resources Inc. and has lived and breathed exploration and mining since he was 15 years old when his uncle helped get him his first job. Sitting down with Paul was an opportunity to understand the exploration process step by step. The process of getting a mining claim from the exploration stage to a full production mine often takes years and hinges on so many factors including the economy, current markets, government, and local communities. Here are some common events and steps that are involved for making a junior mining company successful.
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