EDMONTON, Feb. 1, 2012 /CNW/ - PTI Group, a North American leader in
providing workforce accommodations and catering services, announced the
signing of an exclusive business relationship and strategic alliance
agreement with Driftpile Cree Nation.
The 1,200-member Driftpile Band is located on the southern shore of
Lesser Slave Lake in Northern Alberta, 300 km northwest of Edmonton.
Through the agreement, PTI will work with Driftpile Cree Nation to
provide workforce accommodations and catering services to companies
operating in the Lesser Slave Lake Area. PTI and the Nation will also
collaborate on developing training and employment opportunities for
those interested in a career in hospitality or food services, and on
ensuring that local businesses are informed of contractual
"Driftpile Cree Nation is looking forward to working with PTI Group on
this new alliance", says Rose Laboucan, Chief for Driftpile Cree
Nation. "Employment and economic development are priorities for our
Nation and through this strategic alliance opportunities will be
created for our membership."
PTI Group has built a strong reputation as an industry leader providing
quality of life for those working in remote areas. Having formed
several successful joint ventures and alliances with Aboriginal
communities across Canada, PTI takes a principled approach to ensure
the relationships meet the needs of all involved.
"PTI is pleased with our agreement with Driftpile Cree Nation," says
Stephen Crocker, Manager of Aboriginal Relations for PTI. "We believe
we have aligned with a partner that shares our commitment to build a
successful relationship and bring long lasting benefits to the
With over 30 years of industry experience, PTI Group is one of North
America's largest fully integrated suppliers of remote site services
providing temporary and permanent workforce accommodations, food
services, facility management, and other value-add services to resource
industries worldwide. PTI's commitment to Aboriginal Relations was
affirmed through finalist nominations for the 2011 and 2012 Aboriginal
Relations - Alberta Best Practice Awards of Distinction and through
winning the 2011 Premier's Award of Distinction. Managed and presented
by the Alberta Chambers of Commerce, the award is given to a
non-Aboriginal business that demonstrates outstanding achievements in
the area of Aboriginal relations. PTI Group is a subsidiary of
Houston-based Oil States International, a diversified oilfield services
company publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol
SOURCE PTI Group Inc.
For further information:
Director, Marketing & Communications
PTI Group Inc.
Toll Free: 1.800.314.2695
Chief Rose Laboucan
Dirftpile Cree Nation