First Nation Rolls into Transportation Sector

From Northern Ontario Business:

“Serpent River First Nation is laying the groundwork to become a northeastern Ontario transportation hub.

The First Nation community partnered with Sudbury’s Mansour Group to land a railway ballast contract last summer to supply 125,000 tonnes of rock for the Huron Central Railway’s $33-million track reconstruction project.

Under the banner of M’Anishnabek Industries, Serpent River and Mansour quickly built a 1,000-foot long railroad siding in an amazing six weeks, extending from the Huron Central line into a once-abandoned quarry where rail cars are loaded with crushed rock to be used as track bedding for the short-line railroad.

“This thing has moved at lightning speed,” said Serpent River Chief Isadore Day.”

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