Unveiling of Komatsu 980 Mining Trucks: A Powerful Symbol of Truth and Reconciliation

Representatives of Fort McMurray 468 First Nation, SMS Equipment and Suncor gathered at SMS’s Fort McMurray branch on September 13 for the unveiling of two Komatsu 980 mining trucks, adorned with breathtaking artwork by local First Nations artist Sandra Wiltzen. These trucks will be part of the SMS Equipment fleet to honour residential school Survivors and serve as an ongoing reminder of the importance of Truth and Reconciliation.


Kelly-Ann Cordner, Executive Vice President of HR and Chief Human Resources Officer at SMS Equipment said, “We have identified the opportunity to continuously improve and begin taking steps in all our branches across Canada to spread greater awareness of Truth and Reconciliation and contribute to the economic sustainability of the Indigenous communities where we operate.”


Councillor Samantha Whalen beautifully encapsulated the significance of Truth and Reconciliation, stating, “Truth and Reconciliation means acknowledging the painful past, healing the wounds, restoring our cultural heritage, seeking justice, and building a more inclusive and equitable future for all Indigenous peoples. It is a transformative journey toward reconciliation, understanding, and empowerment.”

This event marks a meaningful step on our collective journey toward a more inclusive, equitable, and reconciled future.

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