Our Awards and Industry Recognition
Horizon North works hard to create an exceptional customer experience by delivering high-quality products and services in a safe, innovative manner. In acknowledgement of these efforts, we have received several industry awards.
Modular Building Institute Awards of Distinction (Horizon North and NRB Inc., a Horizon North Company)
- First Place (Permanent Hotel) – Hostelling International Jasper
- First Place (Permanent Commercial Office over 10,000 sq ft) – Bruce Power Administration Building
- First Place (Permanent Retail) – Suncor Retail
- First Place (Marketing Multimedia) – A Fresh Start Video
- Honourable Mention (Permanent Office) – Nihtat Corporation Office
- Honourable Mention (Relocatable Retail) – LJM Showroom
Silver Winner, Canada’s Best Health and Safety Culture, Canada’s Safest Employers
Horizon North was awarded Silver Level Standing for Canada’s Best Health and Safety Culture as judged by Canada’s Safest Employers. This marks the fifth year in a row Horizon North has taken home a Gold or Silver award from this prestigious ceremony. Safety is one of our core values as a company and begins from the moment we begin to work with a customer or stakeholder. One of our recent campaigns was Taking Safety Home, encouraging our employees to take safety as seriously when they are spending time with family and friends as they do when taking on their tasks with Horizon North.
Learn more about our safety culture through a video from Canada’s Safest Employers.
First Place – Relocatable Multi-Family, Best in Show, First Place – Print Piece Marketing, 2019 Modular Building Institute Awards of Distinction
Horizon North won three awards at the 2019 World of Modular convention in Las Vegas. Our Ash Street supportive housing project for the Vancouver Affordable Housing Agency (VAHA) received honours for First Place – Relocatable Multi-Family and Best in Show as voted by attendees at World of Modular. The Ash Street building was one of 10 VAHA projects n the City of Vancouver designed to address the city’s housing affordability crisis and homeless population. Our Corporate Magazine was honoured with First Place – Print Piece Marketing at the awards as well.
The MBI Awards of Distinction are the commercial modular industry’s premier awards program. We are proud to be leaders in modular construction and thankful to be a part of valuable projects in Vancouver that are giving those affected by homelessness a new lease on life. Thank you to every member of the Horizon North team whose hard work went into the Ash Street project and other VAHA and BC Housing projects which are changing lives in British Columbia.
Gold Winner, Canada’s Safest Employers Award, Manufacturing
Horizon North was awarded Gold Level Standing for Canada’s Safest Employers within the Manufacturing Sector. This marks the second year in a row one of our divisions has claimed Gold standing, following the Hospitality team in 2017, making it a celebration of the significant work that goes on across our company to build a workplace where safety is considered in everything we do. Canada’s Safest Employers Award recognizes companies from across Canada who demonstrate outstanding initiates in the promotion of health and safety of their employees.
Best Relocatable Building and Best in Show, 2018 Modular Building Institute Awards of Distinction
Horizon North won two awards at the 2018 World of Modular convention in recognition of our Terminal and Main project with the Vancouver Affordable Housing Agency (VAHA). The building, which was the first temporary modular housing development in Vancouver, part of a greater plan to address the city’s housing affordability crisis, received awards for Best Relocatable Building and Best in Show.
The MBI Awards of Distinction are the commercial modular industry’s premier awards program. We are proud to be leaders in modular construction and thankful to BC Housing and VAHA for the opportunity to be a part of this project. Thank you to every member of the Horizon North team whose hard work went into this project which is changing lives in British Columbia.
Gold Winner, Canada’s Safest Employers Award, Hospitality
It is with great pride that we announce that Horizon North has been named the recipient of the Gold Level Standing for Canada’s Safest Employers Award within the Hospitality Sector. Canada’s Safest Employers Award recognizes companies from across Canada who demonstrate outstanding initiates in the promotion of health and safety of their employees.
Winner, Human Resource Rising Star Award, Andrea Scheelar
On Tuesday, October 24th 2017, Andrea Scheelar was awarded the Human Resource Rising Star Award in a ceremony in Toronto, Ontario. This awards is given to those individuals who show innovation, drive and an outstanding ability to change organizations.
Winner, Kamloops Chamber of Commerce Manufacturing Award
Horizon North is happy to announce that we are the recipient of the Kamloops Chamber of Commerce Manufacturing Award, which is part of the 2017 Business Excellence Awards. The Business Excellence Awards provide an opportunity for businesses in the city of Kamloops to be recognized for their successes. This award was reviewed by a panel of 53 independent selection committee members.
Winner, National HR Challenge Award
Our customer’s management team recently did a walk-through of the newly constructed Buffalo Point/Elks Point lodges and were so impressed with our set-up team’s performance that they nominated us for their vendor’s Health and Safety Stewardship Award and we won. Prize includes a plaque and $2500 towards the charity of our choice.
Great job to the set-up crew that completed the 540 room + core job on budget and safely in an incredibly tight 60 day timeline.
Another Safety Leadership flag was presented to our Site Work Field Services to add to the 4 consecutive flags they have already received from this customer. The team is constructing a lodge on a Ft. Hills project and continues to have an outstanding safety record while working through many weather and logistical challenges. Tremendous achievement by Argon, Shaun and their extended team at Ft. Hills to execute the project plan and be repeatedly recognized for safety leadership at the same time. On behalf of the entire Horizon North team we congratulate them and their continued efforts in making safety an integral part of our operations.
Alberta WCB’s “Partners in Injury Reduction” recognition to Horizon North
Last week, on Thursday, May 7th, Rod Graham, Bill Anderson and a number of employees from within our three divisions had the pleasure of attending a special luncheon hosted by the Alberta Worker’s Compensation Board in Edmonton. The luncheon is held yearly to show recognition to a select group of companies for their leadership in WCB’s “Partnership in Injury Reduction” program. Horizon North has continued to experience improved safety performance year over year which translates into reduced injuries and reduced WCB Claims Costs. WCB was so impressed with how Horizon has improved year over year, and how we continue to be a leader amongst our peer groups, they included us in this year’s “Partners in Injury Reduction” promotional video.
Corporate Volunteer of the Year – Horizon North Manufacturing G.P.
The 2nd annual Corporate Volunteer of the Year Award honours an extraordinary corporate citizen of the Grande Prairie region whose volunteer contributions within the last twelve months have made a significant impact on a non-profit organization. The Grande Prairie Volunteer Service Bureau and Prairie Mall presented the 2014 Corporate Volunteer of the year Award to Horizon North Manufacturing G.P.
Canadian Occupational Safety Award
Horizon North applied for Canada’s Safest Employers Award last month on behalf of Horizon North Camp & Catering (industry – Hospitality) , Horizon North Manufacturing (industry – Manufacturing) and Horizon North Logistics Inc. (industry – Oil & Gas).
Launched in 2011, Canada’s Safest Employers Awards recognize companies from all across Canada with outstanding accomplishments in promoting the health and safety of their workers. The award boasts 10 industry-specific categories, ranging from hospitality to mining and natural resources. Companies are judged on a wide range of occupational health and safety elements, including employee training, OHS management systems, incident investigation, emergency preparedness and innovative health and safety initiatives. The winners are recognized every year at a gala event in Toronto in October.
All 3 applications have been shortlisted for this award and have qualified to move on to the next stage of the selection process.
Corporate Challenge Win
For the 2nd year in a row, Horizon North Camps and Catering participated in the Edmonton Corporate Challenge. This unique event promotes participation, sportsmanship, team building and fun through a wide range of sports and activities. It also provides an activity for local businesses to foster employee interaction, teamwork, morale, pride, health and wellness.
This year, the team won second place in the blue division of the Spirit Award and placed 7th in the main events.
Thank you Shirley Zotzman who put all her effort into making this years’ Corporate Challenge a giant success. Shirley was key in the organization and execution of the events for our team this year.
For the first time, Horizon North Camps and Catering participated in the Edmonton Corporate Challenge. This unique event promotes participation, sportsmanship, team building and fun through a wide range of sports and activities. It also provides an activity for local businesses to foster employee interaction, teamwork, morale, pride, health and wellness. The Edmonton Team won Second Place in the Purple Division in the main events.
HNCC helps the Canadian Cancer Society raises $500,000
For the 3rd consecutive year, HNCC sponsored the Canadian Cancer Society Relay for Life event in Fort McMurray. The Relay For Life is an inspirational, non-competitive, 12-hour overnight fundraising event that brings the community together to celebrate survivors, remember loved ones lost to cancer, and fight back in the hope of finding a cure to this terrible disease. This year, HNCC donated over $30,000 worth of food and labour to feed over 1500 people participating in the event.
Congratulations to our team at Sanataa Lodge on one year of operating injury free! An especially noteworthy milestone given the rough, disheartening start we experienced at this site, with 4 injuries in the first year. Horizon North and our client were equally dissatisfied and concerned with these results and took prompt action to establish a safety plan to add emphasis to the site’s safety journey. The tremendous joint efforts and guidance from our Operations and Safety teams and the front line workers, resulted in the complete turnaround leading up to this celebration a year later. This result would not have been possible without the dedication and commitment of all involved. A great team effort!
Horizon North learned much from the experience and our customer has identified our efforts as best in class, and is using the learnings at their sites globally! Truly an amazing feat considering the scope of the industry we work in.
Keep up the great work Sanataa! We’re very proud of your achievements!
Outstanding Achievement Award
One of our joint venture businesses “Secwepemc Camp & Catering LP” (SCC) has been awarded the 2014 BC Aboriginal Joint Venture Business of the Year, Outstanding Achievement Award. This is a significant achievement and recognition. Our customer BC Hydro, nominated SCC for this award. For those of you who may not know, SCC operates a 400 bed lodge for the Mica Creek project north of Revelstoke, known as the Chief Kinbasket Lodge.
The 6th Annual BC Aboriginal Business Awards will be held on October 15th, 2014 in Vancouver. Congratulations to all of this year’s award recipients!
Awards 2010 and Older
Kamloops Chamber of Commerce 2006 and 2007
Business Excellence Award – Manufacturer Award