Maxxam has been made aware of a critical vulnerability in OpenSSL (CVE-2014-0160), the security library that is widely used across the internet. We were able to determine that Maxxam servers were not affected by this vulnerability. We are continuing to monitor the situation.

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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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Barbara Budarick, VP Communications
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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Media

Barbara Budarick

+1 (416) 988-8034

bbudarick@maxxam.ca

 

Véronique Gielec

+33 (0)1 55 24 76 01

veronique.gielec@bureauveritas.com

Analysts/Investors

Claire Plais:

+33 (0)1 55 24 76 09

finance.investors@bureauveritas.com

 

 

A Food Drive, typhoon and flood relief efforts and a number of other fundraising campaigns made 2013 a big year for community giving at Maxxam

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Mississauga, ON. January 10, 2014 – A record-breaking annual Food Drive, dedicated typhoon and flood relief efforts, a United Way fundraising campaign as well as NHL play-off fundraising for children’s charities were just some of the highlights of community giving at Maxxam in 2013. As our annual Food Drive came to a close in December with over $83,000 raised, the total amount raised for charities across Canada reached $190,000. In addition, our employees dedicated over 3,400 hours to volunteer for causes they care about as part of the company’s Day of Caring Program.

“As a company, Maxxam takes great pride in encouraging and supporting our employees’ energy and enthusiasm to raise money and donate their time for those in need”, says CEO Jon Hantho. “We’re deeply entrenched in our local communities across the country, and take our commitment to helping fellow Canadians very seriously.”

Now in its 12th year, Maxxam’s Food Drive continued to be our biggest annual fundraising campaign, raising money and collecting donations for food banks across Canada. 2013 was a record year, with Maxxam employees raising a total of $41,800, which was matched dollar for dollar by Maxxam.

In November, the Philippine islands faced daunting relief efforts in the aftermath of typhoon Haiyan. In addition to an initial corporate donation of $10,000, Maxxam also committed to matching individual employee donations up to an additional $10,000. In an incredible display of compassion and generosity, Maxxam employees raised $14,300, bringing our total donation for victims of typhoon Haiyan to $34,000.

In June, communities in Southern Alberta were hit by devastating floods. In addition to raising $16,000 through corporate donations and employee fundraising, our Edmonton and Calgary staff organized our largest Day of Caring to date: over 100 Maxxam employees and senior managers helped clean up damaged homes, sorted donations, and worked in community kitchens.

Earlier in the year, NHL hockey play-offs were in full swing and with four Canadian teams in the running for the Stanley Cup, Maxxam employees challenged one another to raise money for the children’s charities supported by their teams. Maxxam donated an initial $10,000 to those charities and committed to matching employee donations, bringing the total amount raised to over $23,000.

Other fundraising efforts included a very successful United Way campaign, which raised over $15,000 in employee and corporate donations. We wrapped up the year by once again sending a virtual Holiday greeting to Maxxam customers and partners, which included a donation component that allowed recipients to pick one of three charities to which Maxxam will donate $1 per click.

About Maxxam

Maxxam Analytics has been committed to contributing to our customers’ success through the application of our knowledge and expertise for over 40 years. Today, Maxxam is the market leader in analytical services and solutions to the energy, environmental, food and DNA industries. In 2012, our 2400 employees combined efficiency and customer service with rigorous science and quality management to process over 2.3 million samples and generate 41 million results. Our commitment to success with responsibility was rewarded with a Canada’s 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures™ award and a Toronto Star Award for Excellence in Workplace Integration.

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Barbara Budarick, VP Communications

bbudarick@maxxam.ca

Global leader Bureau Veritas signs an agreement to acquire Maxxam Analytics

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Mississauga, Ontario. December 23, 2013. Maxxam Analytics is pleased to announce an exciting change in ownership for the company. Bureau Veritas, a global leader in testing, inspection and certification services, acquired Maxxam to further strengthen its position in Canada. Maxxam will continue to operate under the Maxxam name as a separate Canadian entity; with no changes to business structure, people or processes.

“This is an important step in the growth of Maxxam and one that enables us to stay focused on our customers, while significantly expanding the range of value-added services we can provide”, explains Jon Hantho, Maxxam’s President & CEO. “Not only is Maxxam a great fit for Bureau Veritas in terms of the industries and geographies we serve, our corporate vision and values are also extremely well aligned.”

“The technical and scientific expertise of the Maxxam team, as well as the company’s solid reputation and performance, are most impressive”, states Didier Michaud-Daniel, CEO of Bureau Veritas. “We are very excited that Maxxam is joining the Bureau Veritas group, a move that will help us establish a strong and strategic presence in North America.”

There will be no operational integration with Bureau Veritas and it will be business as usual for Maxxam’s customers and employees, based on the proven processes and high level of scientific excellence the industry has come to expect from the company. Overtime, the acquisition will allow Maxxam to leverage Bureau Veritas’ global and local networks, to exchange best practices and innovations. By tapping into an expanded suite of testing, inspection and certification services, Maxxam will be able to add value for customers by offering new services and solutions.

The transaction is subject to regulatory approval, expected in early 2014.

About Maxxam

Maxxam Analytics has been committed to contributing to our customers’ success through the application of our knowledge and expertise for over 40 years. Today, Maxxam is the market leader in analytical services and solutions to the energy, environmental, food and DNA industries. In 2012, our 2400 employees combined efficiency and customer service with rigorous science and quality management to process over 2.3 million samples and generate 41 million results. Our commitment to success with responsibility was rewarded with a Canada’s 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures™ award and a Toronto Star Award for Excellence in Workplace Integration.

About Bureau Veritas

Bureau Veritas is a world leader in conformity assessment and certification services. Created in 1828, the Group has more than 60,000 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.

www.bureauveritas.com

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Media

Barbara Budarick

+1 (416) 988-8034

bbudarick@maxxam.ca

 

Véronique Gielec

+33 (0)1 55 24 76 01

veronique.gielec@bureauveritas.com

Analysts/investors

Claire Plais

+33 (0)1 55 24 76 09

finance.investors@bureauveritas.com

Maxxam welcomes Jeff More as the newest member of its senior leadership team

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Mississauga, Ontario. December 10, 2013. Maxxam welcomes the addition of Jeff More to its executive team in the role of Senior Vice President, Environmental Services. As a seasoned business leader and executive, Jeff’s broad experience and extraordinary track record have ideally positioned him to lead Maxxam’s largest line of business.

“Jeff is passionate about his work and the people around him.  Collaboration and customer focus are two of his key values”, says Jon Hantho, Maxxam’s President & CEO. He adds: “Jeff will lead an extraordinary team of people, allowing Maxxam to continue to prosper in our complex environmental industry.” Jeff’s mandate is to continue to enhance Maxxam’s industry-leading technical capability and customer experience in line with our customers’ evolving needs.  

With a broad functional career in business development, operations and corporate development that spans several diverse industries in both large corporate and entrepreneurial enterprises, Jeff has an extraordinary track record of building businesses through implementing innovative growth strategies and improving operational execution.  He has extensive international experience in the US, Europe and developing economies including Brazil, India, China and Africa.

Prior to joining Maxxam, Jeff held CEO positions with eCycle Solutions (which operates end-of-life electronics recycling facilities across Canada) and Trylon TSF (a wireless communications infrastructure company with operations on five continents). Jeff obtained an MBA and B. Eng in Chemical Engineering from McMaster University.

About Maxxam

Maxxam Analytics has been committed to contributing to our customers’ success through the application of our knowledge and expertise for over 40 years. Today, Maxxam is the market leader in analytical services and solutions to the energy, environmental, food and DNA industries. In 2012, our 2400 employees combined efficiency and customer service with rigorous science and quality management to process over 2.3 million samples and generate 41 million results. Our commitment to success with responsibility was rewarded with a Canada’s 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures™ award and a Toronto Star Award for Excellence in Workplace Integration.

Media Inquiries: 

Barbara Budarick, VP Communications (bbudarick@maxxam.ca)

Maxxam adds training videos to online customer resource centre

Mississauga, ON. November 21, 2013 – Maxxam is pleased to announce the addition of six training videos to its online customer resource centre. Incorporating hundreds of hours of collaborative input from scientific and customer service specialists across Canada, the videos are designed to help customers learn and follow best practices for environmental sample collection and delivery.

“We have invested in these videos to support our customers in the training of their field staff,” explains Bryan Chubb, Vice President – Business Development for Maxxam’s Environmental Services group. “We believe that these videos will raise the sample integrity, safety and data quality outcomes for our industry.”

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Bryan adds: “By sharing our expertise and best practices for sample collection and sample handling, we help customers set their projects on the path to better, faster analytical results – saving them time and money. In addition, by watching these videos and implementing recommended field practices and procedures, customers ensure safe working conditions for their field technicians.”

The instructional videos currently available are:
• How to Pack a Cooler (for safe and cool transport of soil & water samples)
• How to Complete a Chain of Custody
• How to Collect Water Samples for VOC analysis with no headspace
• How to Collect Soil Samples for BTEX/F1 analysis
• How to Collect Soil Vapour with a Summa Canister
• How to Collect Soil Vapour with a Thermal Desorption (TD) Tube

Maxxam’s new video library can be accessed directly in the language of your choice (English or French), or via the Resources tab on our website: www.maxxam.ca.

About Maxxam

Maxxam Analytics has been committed to contributing to our customers’ success through the application of our knowledge and expertise for over 40 years. Today, Maxxam is the market leader in analytical services and solutions to the energy, environmental, food and DNA industries. In 2012, our 2400 employees combined efficiency and customer service with rigorous science and quality management to process over 2.3 million samples and generate 41 million results. Our commitment to success with responsibility was rewarded with a Canada’s 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures™ award and a Toronto Star Award for Excellence in Workplace Integration.

Media Inquiries: Barbara Budarick, VP Communications (bbudarick@maxxam.ca)

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