Sheri Samson
From left, Ledcor Mining employees Andy Manzini, Barret Loehden and Sharon Melton were on hand for the company’s job fair in Hawthorne last week.

When the doors to the Hawthorne Convention Center building opened, a line of candidates were already waiting as the Mineral County Economic Development Authority hosted the Ledcor Mining Group in a Career Fair.

Currently seeking equipment operators, equipment mechanics, service people, laborers, drillers, blasters and grade setters for the upcoming Isabella Pearl mining operation, located between Luning and Gabbs, Ledcor representatives were encouraged to meet over 30 candidates within the four-hour timeframe. They also received applications previously completed through the MCEDA office with Director Shelley Hartmann, which garnered many more qualified applicants.

On hand to answer questions and conduct application reviews was Barret Loehden, the Project Manager; Andy Manzini, the U.S. Mining Equipment Manager and Sharon Melton, Project Service Representative.

Melton explained that Ledcor is a highly, diversified construction company, with over 7,000 employees and 20 offices throughout the United States Territories and Canada.

“Our company has teams working with large numbers of proven industries, such as mining, telecommunications and highway projects, pipelines, building and civil engineering and even in forestry projects. The opportunities are endless once someone is employed with Ledcor and the benefits reflect how solid the company truly is,” Melton stated.

As Ledcor began in 1947 out of Leduc, Alberta Canada, their expansion has seen growth on the rise. Now involved in some environmental fields, this includes wastewater, the green industry and renewed resources.

Between 2000-2012 the company branched into the transportation sector by purchasing Summit Air Charters and Artic Sunwest Charters, specializing in remote flight services and they partnered with Aurora Jet Company. They also own a tug and barge service within Southwest British Columbia, seemly to connect their projects while fulfilling a need.

Ledcor will be the first on the ground, acting as a sub-contractor to the Gold Resource Corporation.

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