CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Six years ago this coming December Helen and Larry came to Tumbler Ridge with one truck and rented the small bay that is the end of the Northern Metalic Sales Ltd. building. By December of 2006 they were having their Official Grand Opening of their present new building. They had so outgrown that one bay.

Their equipment today includes twelve to thirteen trucks, tow tractors, site trailers a belly dump and various oil field rentals. The belly dump is a huge asset that works for TR Sand & Gravel and they also use it when they work for the Ministry of Transportation. Basically their line of equipment is unlimited, as they will use sub trades to get your job done. Avalanche trucking?s main line of work is water. They supply potable and fresh water wherever you need it. Fresh water is clean water, but not treated for drinking, it is used for dust control, rig water tanks, anywhere water is needed that you do not drink.

Helen and Larry are both close to their roots in Tumbler Ridge. Helen was born and raised in Dawson Creek, BC, and Larry was born and raised in Bonaza, Alberta. They have two children that are also part of the company. Daughter Sheena is the right hand in the office, and Anders their son is a driver full time. Anders is the owner of Great White Trucking which is a sub trade to Avalanche. Anders lives in Dawson and is the parts pick up, courier, delivery person, as well as a driver, because he drives back and forth every day.

Avalanche Trucking Ltd. and Kodiak Ridge Construction Ltd., Roy and Marla Barrett, are family joined. They share a grandchild, Blake Barrett Urness, the son of Anders Urness and Jessica Barrett; and Helen proudly said ?We will have another grandchild in September?.

Helen told me ?we just recently achieved our Health & Safety Core for Oil & Gas field work?. ?We are always striving to be up to date with Health & Safety and Work Safe BC?. ?We just underwent a BP internal Health and Safety audit as well?.

Avalanche Trucking Ltd. would like to thank all of their client companies and all service sectors for their patronage. Helen said ?the advantage of being in Tumbler Ridge is that our coal mines carry us through the spring break up and that enables us to keep all of our employees full time?.

You should stop in and say hi, meet the dogs and see a picture of Avalanche (the horse). A colt was born at the Grizzley Saddle Club, Avalanche Trucking Ltd. is the water hauler to the Club and the member decided to name the colt, Avalanche. That Avalanche is now a big, full grown horse, still at the saddle club. How nice to have a living name sake.

The Chamber of Commerce want to say thank you to Avalanche Trucking Ltd. for being a member again another year. We congratulate you on your achievements. You can find Avalanche Trucking Ltd. at 111 Commercial Park

Phone 250.242.4774

Fax 250.242.4770

email: avalanche@xplornet.com