The Whitefish Lake First Nation #128's newest venture opens its doors in Edmonton
EDMONTON, March 18, 2013 /CNW/ - Goodfish Laundry, the Whitefish Lake First Nation #128's newest venture opened its doors today in Edmonton. Wholly owned by the First Nation group, and with proceeds going back into the community trust, Goodfish Laundry represents another win for both members of the community and for the city of Edmonton.
"We have an exceptionally strong community that wants to pursue business for our First Nation's people," said Sandy Sanderson, CEO for the Goodfish Lake Business Corp. "We actively search for viable business ventures so we can make our community even stronger."
After a successful grand opening that included speeches by Chief James Jackson Jr. and Peter Elzinga, Board Chair, Goodfish Lake Business Corp., Goodfish Laundry is now open for business.
"The laundry provides a vital service that supports remote oil and gas sites that the industry runs," said Chief Jackson Jr. "We see our participation as key to ensuring First Nation's people enjoy the benefits of industries' uses of our traditional lands."
The WFLFN #128 is also the first aboriginal group in the world to own an ISO14001: 2004 registered company. This new venture complements the other companies owned by the WFLFN #128 which range from protective clothing manufacturing and dry cleaning, to rig servicing and civil construction.
For more information about the WFLFN #128, please visit, www.gfldc.ca.
SOURCE: Goodfish Laundry
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