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15th Annual Maxxam Award honours achievement in analytical chemistry

July 4, 2014 – Mississauga, ON  Dr.  Heather Lord, Maxxam’s Manager, Environmental R&D, was pleased to present the 15th AnnualCSCAward_Presentation2_2014 Maxxam Award to Dr. Sergey Krylov on June 5th at the CSC2014 Awards Banquet in Vancouver, BC.  Dr. Lord also delivered a presentation titled: Overcoming the Technical Challenges of LDPE Passive Sampling for PAHs in Groundwater and Surface Water.

The Maxxam Award is presented annually to a scientist who has made a distinguished contribution to the field of analytical chemistry while working in Canada; it is presented each year as part of the Canadian Chemistry Conference & Exhibition – hosted by the Canadian Society for Chemistry (CSC) and the Chemical Institute of Canada (CIC).

This year’s winner, Dr. Krylov, is Professor of Chemistry and Canada Research Chair in Bioanalytical Chemistry at York University. His most recent publications and research are on the topics of Extracting kinetics from affinity capillary electrophoresis (ACE) data and Direct Quantitative Analysis of Multiple miRNAs – a new tool for personalized cancer medicine.  For more information about Dr. Krylov and the Maxxam Award, please visit: maxxam.ca/science.

Also during CSC2014, Greg Sparrow, Maxxam’s Trace Metals Supervisor, presented a Poster Session titled: A Novel Approach to Mercury Determination in Environmental Samples Using an Injection Valve Coupled to a CVAF Mercury Analyzer.  For more information about Maxxam’s research projects, please contact: science@maxxam.ca.

About Maxxam

Maxxam is the Canadian market leader in analytical services and solutions to the energy, environmental, food and DNA industries and a member of the Bureau Veritas Group of companies – a world leader in testing, inspection and certification services. We support critical decisions made by our customers through the application of rigorous science and the knowledge and expertise of our over 2,500 employees. Our annual Corporate Responsibility Report outlines our efforts to continually improve our business performance and practices. Its publication is an industry first and an integral part of our commitment to success with responsibility.

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Maxxam’s third annual Corporate Responsibility Report is “more than meets the eye”

June 2, 2014. Mississauga, ON. We are pleased to announce that Maxxam has published its 2013 Corporate Responsibility Report, outlining the company’s commitment to continually improving business performance and practices.

The report summarizes the activities surrounding Maxxam’s six guiding principles for corporate responsibility: leadership and governance, value creation for customers, advancement of science and industry, fairness and opportunities for employees, respect for the environment, and contributions to our communities.

“The theme of our 2013 report is ‘More than meets the eye’, which we chose to show our customers how we’re truly committed to pursuing excellence in everything we do”, explains Jon Hantho, Maxxam’s President & CEO. “This is true for new and enhanced services we continuously develop, new research and best practices coming out of all of our divisions, our activities surrounding health and safety as well as our fundamental promise to providing accurate, reliable and defensible data.”

The 2013 report is Maxxam’s third Corporate Responsibility Report. Its publication is an industry first and an integral part of our commitment to success with responsibility.

Click here to download the 2013 report (PDF, 5MB).

About Maxxam
Maxxam is the Canadian market leader in analytical services and solutions to the energy, environmental, food and DNA industries and a member of the Bureau Veritas Group of companies – a world leader in testing, inspection and certification services. We support critical decisions made by our customers through the application of rigorous science and the knowledge and expertise of our over 2,500 employees. Our annual Corporate Responsibility Report outlines our efforts to continually improve our business performance and practices. Its publication is an industry first and an integral part of our commitment to success with responsibility.

Media inquiries
Barbara Budarick, VP Communications
bbudarick@maxxam.ca

Maxxam’s Bryan Chubb provides expert training on environmental forensics and analytical chemistry

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Mississauga, Ontario – Wednesday, May 28, 2014. We are pleased to announce that Bryan Chubb, Vice President of Business Development for Environmental Services at Maxxam, will give a lecture on Environmental Forensics and Analytical Chemistry Requirements at the GOwen Contaminated and Hazardous Waste Site Management Course in Toronto (June 2 to 6, 2014).

With 16 years of industry experience, Bryan leads Maxxam’s R&D committee and partners with customers to solve complex environmental challenges. He is a sought-after speaker and is delighted to share his expertise with participants.

About Maxxam
Maxxam is the Canadian market leader in analytical services and solutions to the energy, environmental, food and DNA industries and a member of the Bureau Veritas Group of companies – a world leader in testing, inspection and certification services. We support critical decisions made by our customers through the application of rigorous science and the knowledge and expertise of our over 2500 employees.

About GOwen Environmental
GOwen ENVIRONMENTAL was founded to provide specialized and leading-edge environmental training and networking through courses, conferences, and workshops. The Contaminated and Hazardous Waste Site Management Course was developed to provide a medium for the transfer of unbiased information and technology to clean up contaminated properties.

Over the past 18 years the course has evolved into an internationally recognized solution-based training program that brings together participants, regulators, consultants, and academics from across the globe. For more information about the course or to register, please click here.

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Maxxam’s Stanley Cup Playoff fundraising tradition continues

Montreal, QC – April 23, 2014. We are pleased to announce that Maxxam is continuing our tradition of supporting Canadian NHL teams during the Stanley Cup Playoffs. This year, customers and employees can bid on Montreal Canadiens’ tickets, clothing and autographed gear through our online charity auction, with all proceeds going to the Montreal Canadiens Children’s Foundation.

To kick off fundraising efforts, Maxxam donated $2,500 to the Foundation. The company will also match employee and customer donations dollar-for-dollar up to $7,500. Anyone can participate by visiting the online charity auction site or making a donation at employee-organized events at Maxxam’s environmental and food operations (road hockey/skills competition and BBQ event details to be announced).

Check the auction site often as we will add new items throughout Montreal’s playoff run.
Go Habs!

About the Montreal Canadiens Children’s Foundation
The Montreal Canadiens Children’s Foundation is dedicated to helping and supporting children in need, through its various fundraising events and activities. The Foundation is determined to help offer a brighter future and good health to underprivileged children and is committed to fostering a healthy and active lifestyle among youth.

About Maxxam
In April 2014, Maxxam celebrated 45 years of operations in Quebec. We are the Canadian market leader in analytical services and solutions to the energy, environmental, food and DNA industries and a member of the Bureau Veritas Group of companies – a world leader in testing, inspection and certification services. We support critical decisions made by our customers through the application of rigorous science and the knowledge and expertise of our over 2500 employees. 

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Maxxam’s President & CEO joins Executive Committee of Bureau Veritas

Mississauga, ON. March 7, 2014. Bureau Veritas, a world leader in testing, inspection and certification services, welcomes Jon Hantho to its Group Executive Committee. Hantho maintains his role as Maxxam’s President and CEO and joins the Committee as Executive Vice President.

Jon Hantho has been at the helm of Maxxam since 2006. In 2012, he received an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year award for his successful leadership. In 2013, he was awarded the Purvis Memorial Award for outstanding contributions to Canadian industry in the field of chemistry.

About Maxxam
Maxxam is the Canadian market leader in analytical services and solutions to the energy, environmental, food and DNA industries and a member of the Bureau Veritas Group of companies – a world leader in testing, inspection and certification services. We support critical decisions made by our customers through the application of rigorous science and the knowledge and expertise of our over 2,500 employees. Our annual Corporate Responsibility Report outlines our efforts to continually improve our business performance and practices. Its publication is an industry first and an integral part of our commitment to success with responsibility.

About Bureau Veritas
Bureau Veritas is a world leader in conformity assessment and certification services. Created in 1828, the Group has 62,000 employees in around 1,330 offices and laboratories located in 140 countries. Bureau Veritas helps its clients to improve their performances by offering services and innovative solutions in order to ensure that their assets, products, infrastructure and processes meet standards and regulations in terms of quality, health and safety, environmental protection and social responsibility.

Bureau Veritas is listed on Euronext Paris and belongs to the Next 20 index. Compartment A, code ISIN FR 0006174348, stock symbol: BVI.

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bbudarick@maxxam.ca

Bureau Veritas completes the acquisition of Maxxam Analytics

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Mississauga, ON. February 3, 2014. We are pleased to announce that on January 31, 2014, Bureau Veritas, a world leader in testing, inspection and certification services, successfully completed the acquisition of Maxxam Analytics. The two companies announced the change in ownership in December 2013 with the transaction awaiting regulatory approval, which has now been received.

The acquisition of Maxxam, the Canadian market leader in analytical services and solution, gives Bureau Veritas a strong and strategic presence in North America and allows the company to expand its portfolio of services with high added-value expertise. For Maxxam and its customers, the acquisition opens the door to an expanded suite of testing, inspection and certification services, based on the proven processes and high level of scientific excellence the industry has come to expect from the company.

Maxxam will continue to operate under the Maxxam name as a separate Canadian entity; with no changes to business structure, people or processes.

About Maxxam

Maxxam Analytics supports critical decisions made by our customers through the application of rigorous science and the knowledge and expertise of our over 2500 employees. We are the Canadian market leader in analytical services and solutions to the energy, environmental, food and DNA industries. Published annually as an integral part of our commitment to success with responsibility, Maxxam’s Corporate Responsibility Report is an industry first and outlines our efforts to continually improve our business performance and practices.

About Bureau Veritas

Bureau Veritas is a world leader in conformity assessment and certification services. Created in 1828, the Group has more than 62,000 employees in around 1,330 offices and laboratories located in 140 countries.

Bureau Veritas helps its clients to improve their performances by offering services and innovative solutions in order to ensure that their assets, products, infrastructure and processes meet standards and regulations in terms of quality, health and safety, environmental protection and social responsibility.

Bureau Veritas is listed on Euronext Paris and belongs to the Next 20 index.

Compartment A, code ISIN FR 0006174348, stock symbol: BVI.

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