Premier Announces Funding for Training Initiative in Buchans

The Premier and Al Hawkins, Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour, announced more than $311,000 to advance the growth of a local business and to support economic development in central Newfoundland.

Barite Mud Services Inc. (BMSI), which recovers barite from the tailings remaining from past mining operations in Buchans, will receive funding through the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Job Grant for a training initiative.

The training will help BMSI develop the skills of 13 new employees who, together with 24 existing employees, will learn operations productivity and performance, behavioural-based safety, quality assurance, and dredge operations.