Celebrates Centennial with $7,500 gift to EcoSuperior Environmental
THUNDER BAY, ON, June 10, 2011 /CNW/ - Union Gas is celebrating 100
years of providing safe, reliable and affordable service to customers
and communities across Ontario. To mark its Centennial, the company is
awarding a $7,500 grant to EcoSuperior Environmental Programs in
support of their Green Roof project, which will be delivered in
partnership with The City of Thunder Bay.
The funds will provide for the construction of a timber-frame storage
structure with the first known green roof in Thunder Bay, to be located
in Central Natural Environment Gardens.
Julie Dill, President of Union Gas, and Glenn Burton, Northeast District
Manager, presented a cheque to Ellen Mortfield, Executive Director of
EcoSuperior Environmental Programs at an open house held today at the
company's office on Amber Drive in Thunder Bay. Union Gas employees,
retirees, government officials, industry partners and other members of
the public joined in the celebration, which also included a ceremonial
"A passionate commitment to stewardship, safety and win-win
relationships are all central to our business culture and operations,"
said Dill. "Our success as one of North America's premier natural gas
storage, transmission and distribution companies is shared with the
communities we serve and we can't think of a better way to mark this
occasion than by giving back to a community program that so closely
aligns with these business values."
"We're proud of our 55 year history with Thunder Bay," added Burton.
"And we look forward to continuing this positive relationship as we
strive to be the partner of choice in this and all 400 communities we
"EcoSuperior Environmental Programs is working to develop programs that
encourage environmental stewardship," said Mortfield. "We are grateful
for the support of Union Gas in helping us make the green roof program
a reality in Thunder Bay. Green roofs have many proven benefits,
including lower heating and cooling costs, a decrease in the urban heat
island effect, increased plant and wildlife habitats, improved air
quality and better storm water management."
Union Gas, a Spectra Energy Company, was founded in 1911 through the
amalgamation of three southern Ontario local gas distribution
companies. Over the past 100 years, Union Gas has been privileged to
work in over 400 Ontario communities, including London and the
surrounding area. The company has been providing not only natural gas
delivery services to homes and businesses in London, but also economic
investment, jobs, energy efficiency programs, volunteer involvement and
charitable giving. Today, Union Gas, selected as one of Canada's Top
100 employers in 2011, is the second largest Natural Gas utility in
Canada serving 1.3 million customers across Ontario.
Leading up to the company's 100th anniversary on Dec. 19, an exciting
year-long centennial celebration is rolling out across the province,
bringing together employees, retirees and communities across Ontario.
Visit uniongas.com/centennial for additional information.
About Union Gas
Union Gas Limited is a major Canadian natural gas storage, transmission
and distribution company based in Ontario with nearly 100 years of
experience and service to customers. The distribution business serves
1.3 million residential, commercial and industrial customers in more
than 400 communities across northern, southwestern and eastern Ontario.
Union Gas's growing storage and transmission business offers premium
storage and transportation services to customers at the Dawn Hub, the
largest underground storage facility in Canada and one of the largest
in North America. It offers customers an important link in the
movement of natural gas from Western Canadian and U.S. supply basins to
markets in central Canada and the northeast U.S. Union Gas, one of
Canada's Top 100 Employers for 2011, is a Spectra Energy (NYSE: SE) company with assets of $5 billion and approximately 2,200 employees.
For more information, visit uniongas.com.
SOURCE Union Gas Limited
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