Corporate Writing
   
Veridian Corporation - 2010 Annual Report
Ontario's seventh largest municipally-owned utility
 

In today's world, electricity is essential, expected and an economic driver. We at Veridian work hard to ensure that there is a uniform flow of electricity, available when it is needed and delivered in an efficient and safety-conscious manner, by knowledgeable skilled trades people, with accurate billings and friendly customer service personnel. We take great pride in our professional staff and managers for their efforts, their unparalleled safety record of 2.8 million hours without a lost-time injury and their remarkable dedication to service and community involvement.

For our shareholders - the City of Pickering, the Town of Ajax, the Municipality of Clarington and the City of Belleville - success means the longevity of the utility and the provision of optimal value and return on investment. Since our inception in 1999 as the seventh largest municipally-owned regulated distribution company in Ontario, distinct from our smaller and varied predecessor municipal utilities, Veridian has paid almost $80 million in interest and dividends to our shareholders. In 2010, to protect those interests and improve assets, Veridian invested a record $25 million in capital expenditures including the $6 million, LEED eligible, expansion of our corporate headquarters so that we could combine our operations, bringing staff together under one roof as we prepare for the future.

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John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport - Annual Report
a busy transportation hub in Hamilton, Canada
 

The John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport has served the Hamilton region as the primary air transportation facility since it first became a civil airport in 1964. Hamilton International serves as a primary transportation facility for a large geographical area that includes the City of Hamilton, the Regions of Niagara, Haldimand-Norfolk, and the County of Brant. The airport also serves as a secondary airport to the Greater Toronto area and Southern Ontario.

On December 20 1996, the ownership of the airport was transferred from the federal government to the Region of Hamilton-Wentworth. Lacking the expertise to effectively manage the airport on a day-to-day basis the regional government turned to the private sector. Through a competitive process, TradePort International Corporation was selected to undertake responsibility for the management, operation and financing of the airport. TradePort International assumed this responsibility on July 1, 1996 and now operates the airport on behalf of the City of Hamilton through its subsidiary, Hamilton International Airport Limited (HIAL).

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Wild Planet - case study
one of several done for eBridge Software
 

Wild Planet Toys was already using an Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) integration product for one of its biggest trading partners. However, when other major clients such as Toys'R'Us, Kmart, Target, and Wal-Mart demanded automated systems with their own Value Added Networks (VAN), Wild Planet went looking for an experienced integration provider with a solution that could handle an unlimited number of trading partners and their specific transaction requirements. "Using the eBRIDGE product helped us save time and virtually eliminated the charge back component from our trading partners," says Steve Revere, VP of Information Technology. Wild Planet now has a system that is scalable and compatible with all of its trading partners. Looking towards the future, Wild Planet Toys has implemented a solution that will allow them to rapidly add new trading partners and incorporate new technologies such as web store integration.(for more)

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