May 21, 2013 - DMI and Silvacom sign service agreement to
support forestry operations
EDMONTON, ALBERTA: Daishowa-Marubeni International Ltd. (DMI), an integrated forest products company, and
Silvacom Ltd. (Silvacom), a leading provider of consulting and software solutions, have signed a
long-term agreement where Silvacom will provide DMI’s Peace River Pulp Division (PRPD)
with a broad range of forest management services and software.
The new long-term contract includes a variety of services related to forest management,
vegetation inventory, land use, as well as GIS and mapping support. The agreement also
provides DMI staff with access to Silvacom’s Forest Management Suite (FMS), a premier webdeployed
Software as a Service (SaaS) solution for managing forest planning and silviculture
“For DMI, this is an opportunity for us to manage both costs and human resources in Alberta’s
competitive job market,” commented Stefan Szabo, Woodlands Manager for DMI’s Peace River
Pulp Division. “We benchmarked Silvacom’s comprehensive service offerings against the true
cost of our future internal services, and it became apparent that Silvacom would provide an
effective and viable option.”
“We are excited to support DMI in pursuit of their business goals. DMI’s desire for a long-term
partner provides Silvacom with more certainty, which allows us to better plan for future
resourcing requirements, invest more in our service offering, and ultimately provide DMI with
even more competitive pricing to support their operations,” said Chris Lang, Senior Manager of
Business Development at Silvacom.
Daishowa-Marubeni International Ltd. is an integrated forest products company, first established
in Western Canada in 1969, with ownership jointly held by Marubeni Corporation (Marubeni)
and Nippon Paper Industries Co., Ltd. (Nippon Paper). Nippon Paper is Japan’s second largest
pulp and paper manufacturing company, whereas Marubeni is one of the major trading
companies in Japan and one of the world’s largest dealers in market pulp. DMI has become one
of the top pulp producers in North America. Website: www.dmi.ca
November 2, 2012 - Important Notice from The Silvacom Group
As the leader in a broad range of natural resource consulting services and technology solutions, Silvacom is committed to providing you with the highest levels of service and satisfaction. To ensure that we continue to offer valued products and services to our clients, Silvacom will be consolidating our Edmonton operations to our Silvacom East Campus location (3912 – 91 St. NW) that has been recently renovated, effective November 13, 2012.
The decision to unify the two Edmonton offices was made for several reasons:
- Our staff and clients will benefit from the synergies of having project teams collaborating under one roof again
- The aging West Campus facility was in need of many major renovations which could be put to better use in the newer East Campus building
- The East Campus facility is part of a larger complex which will provide better opportunities for expansion in Edmonton
- Recent acquisitions in Calgary have significantly increased Silvacom’s capacity and facilities, aligning with our anticipated future growth
- The sale of the West Campus building will bolster resources available to The Silvacom Group of companies and assist in our continued growth
You may experience a temporary disruption in communications (phone, email, etc.) during our scheduled move November 9 – 12, 2012.
Please note our new mailing address is:
3912 – 91 St. NW
Canada T6E 5K7
We thank you for your continued patronage.
August 2, 2012 - Alberta Newsprint Company Selects the Silvacom Forest Management Suite
EDMONTON, ALBERTA: Alberta Newsprint Company (ANC) has signed a service level agreement (SLA) with Silvacom Ltd. (Part of the Silvacom Group) that gives the company access to applications in Silvacom’s Forest Management Suite. The suite provides a robust Software as a Service (SaaS) solution that supports ANC’s forestry activities.
ANC, a joint venture of The Stern Group (Whitecourt Newsprint Company Limited Partnership) and West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd., is a leading manufacturer of premium newsprint. Using Silvacom’s Forest Management Suite, ANC will now move forest management activities, such as harvest and silviculture planning, into a secure, web-based environment.
Based on a geospatial platform, the Silvacom Forest Management Suite will help the company easily plan, track and report activities. The solution will enable faster and more efficient decision making and facilitate the ability to share information across the organization.
To learn more about the benefits of Silvacom’s Forest Management Suite, please contact Chris Lang, Senior Manager, Business Development at Silvacom.
May 23, 2012 - Announcing Measuring Ecosystem Services - a 4 Min. Short now available on YouTube!
"Measuring Ecosystem Services" is a short video describing what are ecosystem services, why they're important to society and how Green Analytics and The Silvacom Group are teaming up to build big data sets to advance Alberta's Green Economy.
After premiering at a recent Alberta Innovates Presentation Series, the 4 min short video is now publicly available to view, share, educate and entertain. Check it out here.
To learn more about the related Bio-Resource Information Management System project, view the case study or read about it on the Green Analytics blog.
April 13, 2012 - Silvacom's Energetic Solution for Nexen featured on Adobe.com
Celebrating their customer's successes, Adobe published a case study detailing an online project management solution, developed by The Silvacom Group™. Nexen, a leader in global energy exploration and development, partnered with The Silvacom Group to create a centralized information exchange platform using Adobe Creative Suite, Adobe Acrobat Pro, and Adobe Flash Builder. To learn more about the case study click here
January 9, 2012 - Silvacom Announces ESOP
Effective January 1, 2012, Tom Grabowski and Bob Morton are pleased to announce that all members of The Silvacom Group's management team have become shareholders through an Employee Share Ownership Plan (ESOP). While Bob and Tom will remain majority shareholders and plan to be active in their current roles for at least the next 10 years, the introduction of The Silvacom Group ESOP provides our clients and staff with the assurance of steady leadership and key staff retention. The Silvacom ESOP is a key component in our quest to become "The Employer of Choice™".
We at Silvacom see the next decade as one that will be filled with both challenges and exciting opportunities for our clients and ourselves. Over the last 29 years, we have built a great team who are deeply committed to serving our clients. Our key leadership team has unanimously chosen to buy into The Silvacom Group – ensuring that Silvacom will be ready to meet the needs of our customers for years to come.
November 25, 2011 - Introducing the Silvacom Private Cloud
Over the last few months The Silvacom Group™ has introduced a number of significant infrastructure initiatives designed to improve the reliability, flexibility and scalability of their technology services.
Silvacom has partnered with VMware and IBM to build a private cloud infrastructure that provides powerful new ways to manage the application services vital to our customers, and leverage the flexibility that cloud frameworks offer. These improvements now provide a more scalable, flexible and reliable environment for our client’s data and applications.
November 8, 2011 – Green Analytics Corp. Launched
Globally, there is tremendous potential for businesses and governments to advance responsible resource management and to leverage opportunities in the green economy.
Green Analytics is a newly created, independent consulting firm that works with private and public sector clients to better understand human and environmental systems. By measuring environmental values we support our clients in navigating complex environmental and natural resource management issues.
Through collaboration, we gain insight on the emerging opportunities and challenges faced by companies, governments and non-government organizations in the natural resource sectors. We turn those challenges into opportunities by identifying, designing and implementing solutions to the most pressing environment and resource challenges of our time.
Our approach is centered on three cornerstones of our expertise:
- Science: Using state of the art data collection, analysis and communication tools to support decision making across time and space.
- Policy: Complex environment and resource are often supported or reformed by effective legislation, policy and information. Green Analytics brings an understanding of these foundational challenges in its solution toolbox.
- People: Engaging with content experts, stakeholders and the public through multiple means of communication.
Based in Edmonton, Alberta and Guelph, Ontario, Green Analytics will be led by CEO, Mike Kennedy, and Vice-President, Jeff Wilson. The Board of directors includes Bob Morton and Tom Grabowski from the Silvacom Group™.
Green Analytics is part of the Silvacom Group™.
Learn more about Green Analytics at www.greenanalytics.ca.
March 29, 2011 – New Consultation Tracker LPE Video Now Available
Silvacom has posted a new feature overview video for the Land Parcel Edition (LPE) of its popular stakeholder consultation software. Consultation Tracker LPE has all the features of Consultation Tracker plus extensive geospatial and document management functionality including an integrated map viewer that significantly helps streamline business process. The minute long video highlights many of the product’s features and capabilities and is available to view in HD on the official Consultation Tracker Website and YouTube.
March 1, 2011 – New Consultation Tracker Product Video Available
Silvacom has posted a new feature overview video for its premiere stakeholder consultation software, Consultation Tracker. The minute long video showcases many of the product’s highlights and capabilities and is available to view in HD on the official Consultation Tracker Website and YouTube.
November 19, 2010 – Silvacom launches new website
In an effort to streamline its online presence and serve both existing as well as new clients more effectively, The Silvacom Group™ has launched a new website. The site is representative of where The Silvacom Group™ is today after 27 successful years in business and provides an in depth resource for discovering the range of products and solutions that Silvacom has to offer.
October 6, 2010 – Alberta Campground Reservations Website wins GTEC award
The Silvacom Group™ in partnership with Sierra Systems was awarded the contract to build the web based Campground Reservations System for the province of Alberta in 2009. The site has been an overwhelming success and is in service for over 50 provincial campgrounds as of the 2010 summer camping season. The site leverages a robust GIS and database driven back end with a web enabled, intuitive and interactive map based interface for campers to book camping sites in Alberta. The site - Reserve.AlbertaParks.ca - won the Government Technology Exhibition and Conference (GTEC) Distinction Award in the Provincial category. The Distinction Awards are a Canadian icon. For the past 17 years, the Awards have been the pre-eminent public sector recognition program in Canada, for the use of information technology and information management in government service delivery.
September 16, 2010 – Alberta's Campground Reservations System wins ESRI Canada's Award of Excellence in GIS
Alberta Tourism, Parks and Recreation (ATPR) was presented with ESRI's Award of Excellence for innovative use of their GIS product. The Silvacom Group™ along with Sierra Systems was selected by ATPR to build the system that manages bookings online for more than 4000 Provincial Campsites. The system has been very successful with over 50,000 hits on its first day in service and is a testament to the power of GIS solutions that companies like The Silvacom Group™ and Sierra Systems are able to provide to industrial clients.
See the ESRI press release.
July 30, 2010- The Silvacom Group™ launches Consultation Tracker Website
The Silvacom Group™ has launched a new website that deals exclusively with the products and services available at Silvacom for stakeholder management. With the overwhelming success of our stakeholder management offerings, this new site provides a focused portal through which existing and perspective clients will have the ability to learn more about this exciting side of Silvacom's business.
April 30, 2010 – The Silvacom Group™ grows again through acquisition
Calgary, Alberta, Canada – North West Geomatics Ltd. and The Silvacom Group™ today jointly announced their acquisition of QC Data's 65% ownership in AltaLIS Ltd. The acquisition results from several months of discussions and negotiations with QC Data, who was one of the founding shareholders of AltaLIS, along with Martin Newby Consulting (MNC) of Calgary. MNC will retain its 35% ownership of AltaLIS.
January 01, 2010 – The Silvacom Group™ grows through acquisition
The Silvacom Group™ acquires 50% ownership of Calgary based Martin Newby Consulting (MNC). MNC has been providing mapping services in Alberta, B.C. and Florida since 1998. They specialize in Surface Land mapping and are responsible for the maintenance of the Alberta Provincial Cadastral, Title and Disposition mapping data sets on behalf of Spatial Data Warehouse (SDW) and AltaLIS. MNC has a 35% ownership in AltaLIS.