April 27, 2015, SAINT JOHN (GNB) – New jobs are being created in Saint John by an international company which specializes in balancing industry with the environment.
Clean Harbors Energy and Industrial Services Corp. is opening an office in the city, creating 15 new jobs.
“This expansion brings jobs and increased protection for the environment to our province,” said Agriculture, Aquaculture and Fisheries Minister Rick Doucet, who is also minister responsible for Opportunities NB. “Important services will be available in our most industrial region as we work to grow our economy and make life better for families.”
Clean Harbors specializes in a broad range of environmental cleaning services and products including the recycling of oil into base; blending lubricating oils; high pressure and chemical cleaning and the disposal of hazardous waste. The company serves oil refineries, chemical plants, pulp and paper mills and other industrial facilities.
“We opened our site in Saint John to provide extensive services to local businesses, including refineries, pulp and paper, power generation and more,” said Chris Porter, Clean Harbors senior vice-president, Canadian Industrial Services. “Over the course of the last year, we have established infrastructure, hired employees and brought in equipment to provide the very best environmental services to clients in Eastern Canada. We are eager to invest in the community by hiring locally, using local suppliers and overall, be a contributing member of the community.”
Opportunities NB is providing the company with a payroll rebate of up to $150,000 over four years and a $25,000 contribution toward capital costs. The investment is expected to increase the provincial gross domestic product by about $1.8 million annually.
“With the Energy East Pipeline project on the horizon and the LNG terminal in operation, this company is showing vision by coming to Saint John,” Doucet said. “The company’s expansion will support key industries, the environment and future development in Saint John over the long-term.”
Headquartered in Norwell, Mass., Clean Harbors has 175 locations, 13,000 employees and 55,000 customers across North America. It also operates 50 waste management facilities in various locations around the world.
Elaine Bell, Communications, Opportunities NB, (506) 453-8607.