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Steel River Group and Trans-Pacific Trading Ltd. partner to build indigenous capacity

TRAPA will provide employment and training opportunities for Indigenous peoples in the wood products sector, providing immediate and long-term benefits back to the community.

November 9, 2021  by CM Staff

CALGARY — Steel River Group Ltd. (Steel River) announces a new partnership with Trans-Pacific Trading Ltd. (TRAPA), a full-service forest products sales, marketing and manufacturing company, to develop capacity-building opportunities for Indigenous communities.

Through this new Alliance Partnership, Steel River and TRAPA will work collaboratively to enhance economic opportunities within the wood products sector for Indigenous communities and companies, including ownership in forestry related assets.

“This is an exciting partnership for Steel River Group, with incredible economic potential for Indigenous Nations and groups,” said Trent Fequet, founder and CEO of Steel River Group. “There is a deep alignment between Steel River Group and TRAPA. Together, we see an immediate opportunity to create equitable relationships with Indigenous Nations and groups that will build capacity and strengthen competency, supporting these communities to achieve sustainable growth.”

As part of the Steel River Ecosystem, TRAPA will provide employment and training opportunities for Indigenous peoples in the wood products sector, providing immediate and long-term benefits back to the community.

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“We’re thrilled to join Steel River Group in this important work,” said Jim Tyrer, president of TRAPA. “This alliance is a natural fit for our company and an example of our long-term commitment to partnering with Indigenous communities in both business and workforce development.”

Steel River welcomes TRAPA to the Steel River Ecosystem and says it looks forward to exploring economic and project-driven opportunities within the wood products sector.