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Norwest is Giving Back to Our Local Communities

Norwest employees in our U.S. and Canadian offices are involved in a variety of service activities and charity giving. This year, we have chosen the Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC), Canuck Place, and Salvation Army to partner with for our corporate giving campaign efforts.

The Ronald McDonald House® provides families with a home-away-from-home while their children are hospitalized. Many of the children’s hospitals also offer a Ronald McDonald Family Room® within the hospitals where families can rest and regroup while remaining close to their hospitalized children.

The Canuck Place Children’s Hospice is a caring, innovative children’s hospice and community-based service that fully embraces the life of each child and family. Respite, family support, pain and symptom management, end-of-life care, and bereavement services are provided to newborns, children, youth, and their families living with progressive life-threatening conditions.

The Salvation Army provides Christmas dinners, clothing, and toys for families in need during the holidays and throughout the year.

Please join with Norwest in our charity giving campaign efforts this year.




Whats New

Posted 10/31/2016

Norwest is pleased to announce the establishment of our new subsidiary company in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Norwest Brasil Engenharia has been officially incorporated, as of August 2016. The office will be managed by Paolo Gouvea. Mr. Gouvea is a Senior Geotechnical Engineer who has over 20 years' experience in mine geotechnical engineering. He has worked in Braziilian iron ore mines as well as in Canadian oil sands operations.

Along with the formal incorporation of Norwest Brasil Engenharia Ltda, we are pleased to also announce our registration in the State of Minas Gerais; our professional certification with the Brazilian engineering regulatory body, Conselho Federal de Engenharia e Agronomia (CONFEA); and the regional administration known as CREA. Registration with CONFEA – CREA is a recognition of Norwest’s qualifications and allows Norwest Brazil to practice engineering within Brazil and sign-off on design reports and documents.

Our work in Brazil is currently focused on geotechnical review and design for mine waste and water management structures including tailings dams, mine rock stockpiles, and earthen dams/water diversion structures. Our work to date has included review of tailing structures, oversight of site investigations and instrumentation/monitoring programs, as well as design of in-pit tailings storage systems.

It is exciting to be involved with our new clients in Brazil, and we look forward to expanding our business to undertake projects related to mine closure, water management, as well as mining engineering and planning. We are also pleased to be able to use our Brazilian company to support our existing clients with projects in Brazil and elsewhere in South America.

Contact Information for Mr. Gouvea:

Tel: +51.31.3555.3336

Cell: +51.31.97182.0049