Golder received the 2019 Industry Partnership Award from the Mining Foundation of the Southwest (MFSW) at the 37th American Mining Hall of Fame Awards Ceremony on December 7, 2019. The Mining Foundation of the Southwest is a non-profit organization based in Tucson, Arizona that educates the public about mineral resources and the mineral extraction and processing industries and honors outstanding accomplishments in the mining industry.
The American Mining Hall of Fame was inaugurated to honor significant contributors to the industry and profession, to provide a forum for better public understanding of the industry, and to raise funds to endow charitable and educational activities of the Foundation. The Hall of Fame Committee members nominate firms for the industry award, who go through a selection process and a final vote of 22 members.
“An industry partner exemplifies a strong reputation within the mining industry; is a reliable partner who promotes mining worldwide; and shows a commitment to future growth for the industry,” explains Thomas Aldrich, Executive Director of the Mining Foundation of the Southwest.
Golder provides support and consulting services to the mining industry in the Southwest and globally. “Being recognized with the ‘Industry Partner of the Year’ award from the Mining Foundation of the Southwest and our peers at the annual Hall of Fame Banquet is an honor for Golder,” said Dave Kidd, a Golder Principal and Senior Program Leader in the Tucson office. “It tells us that our clients feel we are doing the right thing for them and for the entire mining industry. Since establishing our local presence in 1994, our approach has been to deliver high quality solutions, safely, and will continue to do so to satisfy our clients expectations.”
The MFSW funds an Education-Outreach program at the University of Arizona’s Lowell Institute for Mineral Resources. The program reaches thousands of students, parents and teachers through presentations and exhibits at schools, STEM events and museums throughout Arizona.