The Utah Mining Association (UMA) presented safety awards to member companies at their third annual Mining and Manufacturing Safety Conference held April 18, 2014, in Salt Lake City, UT. The safety awards program includes all worthy member companies in coal, hard rock, and industrial minerals, as well as service-related companies. Mark Compton, UMA President, (right) presented the companies with the awards for superior and outstanding performances and advancements in safety. James Sorensen (left) was honored to receive this award on behalf of Norwest's Salt Lake City based business unit, along with Kent Houghton with the Office of Coal Mine Safety (middle).
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Norwest is an internationally-recognized leader in providing consulting expertise to the energy, mining, and natural resources industries. For over 30 years we have offered a wide range of services to energy and mining companies, electric power producers, financial institutions, governments, legal firms, and regulatory agencies. Norwest’s professional staff of engineers, hydrologists, geologists, environmental specialists and management consultants bring extensive industry experience to our consulting projects. Accordingly, we understand the opportunities, pressures, and constraints facing the industries we serve. Our innovative, experienced-based approach is focused on assisting our clients achieve world-class performance standards.
Norwest endeavors to build links with local educational institutions and mining organizations to work closely with their student population in developing and promoting interests in the mining industry. As part of this endeavor, Norwest continues to support educational programs through organizations such as the Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration (SME), among many others. In support of this ongoing effort, Cathy Begej, Senior Hydrologist with Norwest, has served as a long-time board member of SME, and is currently serving as the SME Colorado Section Chair. She and members of her Board have been instrumental in promoting the growth and development of students/professionals in the mining industry through scholarships, participation with the Colorado School of Mines Student Chapter, and monthly meetings featuring speakers from the industry. The Colorado section was recognized at the Annual SME/AIME Dinner held in Salt Lake City, UT on February 26, 2014, for achieving the highest growth during 2013, increasing membership by 397 individuals.