Union Gas is the natural choice for employees

Named one of Canada's top 100 employers for the fourth consecutive year

CHATHAM, ON, Oct. 21, 2013 /CNW/ - For the fourth year running, Union Gas has been recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers by Mediacorp Canada Inc.

"Employees choose to join Union Gas and stay with us because of our drive to be a business and community leader, our commitment to help employees grow in their careers and our support of a healthy work-life balance," said Steve Baker, president of Union Gas. "Our 2,200 employees are second to none - an engaged, high-performing team committed to serving our customers and communities across Ontario."

Union Gas is the natural choice as one of Canada's best places to work because we:

  • Lead.  We are committed to delivering unparalleled service to our customers, strengthening the economy through new infrastructure investment, championing significant public safety legislation and building a brighter future for communities through innovative environmental conservation programs.  Nick Klip, a Union Gas utility service manager who helped with the company's Hurricane Sandy relief efforts says, "I'm glad that I work for an organization that is willing to step up.  It's really a measure of the company and its employees."
  • Learn.  New and seasoned employees at all levels have a chance to learn and grow through personal development opportunities, secondments, rotations and special projects. Kendra Shurgold in Union Gas distribution operations explains, "Union Gas is a place where my dreams have come true.  I feel valued, supported, and have accomplished more than I ever thought I was capable of."
  • Live.  We believe in supporting a great quality of life for our employees through a wide range of formal programs and we invest in community organizations across the province that make life better for our friends and neighbours. "I truly value the opportunities I'm given to participate in health and wellness events and community volunteer projects," said Stacy Everett, of the company's Project Support team.

For over 100 years, Union Gas has been privileged to work in more than 400 Ontario communities. In addition to natural gas delivery services for homes and businesses, Union Gas has contributed to the province through significant economic investments, hundreds of jobs, millions in municipal taxes, energy efficiency programs, thousands of volunteer hours for community organizations, major charitable giving and sponsorships.

About Union Gas
Union Gas Limited is a major Canadian natural gas storage, transmission and distribution company based in Ontario with 100 years of experience and service to customers. The distribution business serves about 1.4 million residential, commercial and industrial customers in more than 400 communities across northern, southwestern and eastern Ontario. One of Canada's Top 100 Employers for 2013, Union Gas is a Spectra Energy (NYSE: SE) company with assets of $5.8 billion and approximately 2,200 employees. For more information, visit uniongas.com or find us on Twitter: twitter.com/uniongas, Facebook: facebook.com/uniongas and YouTube: youtube.com/user/uniongas.

About Spectra Energy
Spectra Energy Corp (NYSE: SE), a FORTUNE 500 company, is one of North America's premier pipeline and midstream companies. Based in Houston, Texas, the company's operations in the United States and Canada include more than 22,000 miles of natural gas, natural gas liquids, and crude oil pipelines, approximately 305 billion cubic feet (Bcf) of natural gas storage, as well as natural gas gathering and processing, and local distribution operations. The company also has a 50 percent ownership in DCP Midstream, the largest producer of natural gas liquids and the largest natural gas processor in the United States. Spectra Energy has served North American customers and communities for more than a century. The company's longstanding values are recognized through its inclusion in the Dow Jones Sustainability World and North America Indexes and the CDP Global 500 and S&P 500 Climate Disclosure and Performance Leadership Indexes. For more information, visit www.spectraenergy.com.

SOURCE: Union Gas Limited

For further information:

Andrea Stass
Manager, External Communications and Media Relations
Ph: 519 436-5490 or 1-800-571-8446 ext. 5005490
Cell: 519 365-1010


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