Gitxsan buy into traffic control industry

The Gitxsan Development Corporation has purchased a Telkwa traffic control company.

The business arm of the Gitxsan Nation has purchased a Telkwa traffic control company as part of a drive to establish itself in that industry.

The Gitxsan Development Corporation (GDC), which conducts business negotiations on behalf of hereditary chiefs, announced today had purchased all assets belonging to D&R Traffic Control Ltd.

The purchase was made through GDC’s wholly owned subsidiary Gitxsan Safety Services Inc. (GSS).

GDC president and chief executive Rick Connors said it was a strategic acquisition aimed at providing a platform for GSS to enter the traffic control business.

We view this acquisition as a natural progression to our existing safety services business and are excited about adding new capacity and expertise to the GSS team,” Connors said.

GSS currently provides safety, first aid and traffic control services, primarily in the northwest.

D&R, a Telkwa-based company which performs first aid and traffic services, has been operating in B.C. for 35 years.

D&R worker Diane Bell will continue to lead the company under new ownership.

I am very proud of what was accomplished with D&R and look forward to working with the Gitxsan organization,” Bell said.