Maxxam Sponsors International Year of Chemistry

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News Release
August 18, 2011

Maxxam has joined more than 30 sponsors in supporting the International Year of Chemistry (IYC) 2011, a worldwide celebration of achievements in chemistry and its contribution to the well-being of humankind. Together, we strive to increase the awareness of and appreciation for chemistry by encouraging greater interest among young people, fostering innovative research and participating in national activities organized by the Chemical Institute of Canada.

“Our company inspires many of Canada’s brightest chemists by offering significant opportunities for professional growth, education, seminars and mentorship programs from top professionals in the field”, says Jon Hantho, President and CEO. “This sponsorship is an amazing opportunity to give back to the community and cultivate scientific innovation. Through collaboration with students and faculty we are able to develop ground-breaking solutions that enable our clients to make well-informed decisions that help them succeed in business.”

Maxxam intends to celebrate the International Year of Chemistry with staff, stakeholders and customers with a number of chemistry quizzes and activities over the coming months. Chemistry Week takes place the week of October 15-22 when the company will support IYC Global Water Experiments taking place in schools across the country and promote involvement at the Remediation Technologies Symposium (Remtech 2011).

To find out more about Maxxam’s sponsorship or to share chemistry partnership ideas, please contact Lisa Welbourn, Manager Corporate Communications at 604 638 2634.

Founded over 40 years ago, Maxxam is the market leader in analytical services and solutions to the energy, environmental, food and DNA industries. Maxxam’s 2,000 dedicated employees proudly lead the industry in depth of technical and scientific expertise and serve customers through the only national network of laboratories. In processing over 2,000,000 samples and generating in excess of 35,000,000 results annually, Maxxam skillfully combines efficiency and customer service with rigorous science and uncompromising quality management. Maxxam is committed to success with responsibility – to its stakeholders, to its communities, and to the environment.

Gold Sponsor of the International Year of Chemistry 2011.

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Donna Garbutt, M.B.A. Chief Executive Officer 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 2200 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. LinkedIn
Maxxam Analytics 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 2200 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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