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Eastern Composite Services Awarded Innovator of the Year by Placentia Chamber of Commerce

Posted: June 29, 2023

Placentia, N.L. – Eastern Composite Services (ECS) was honoured with the 2022 Innovator of the Year award at the Placentia Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards, co-hosted by the Town of Placentia on June 28. This accolade acknowledges ECS’ staunch commitment to innovation excellence, and its invaluable contributions to the local business community in the Placentia region.

The Innovator of the Year award is presented annually to a business that exemplifies exceptional creativity and a dedication to developing forward-thinking solutions. The Placentia Chamber of Commerce acknowledged ECS for its pioneering advancements in platinum group metals (PGMs) recovery, which has propelled the company to new frontiers.

“This acknowledgment stands as a testament to our team’s dedication, expertise, and drive for innovation,” said Andrew Colford, President and CEO of Eastern Composite Services. “We continuously aim to exceed expectations and elevate our industry. Reflecting on our success, I extend sincere appreciation to Ed Maher, my former business partner and mentor, whose unwavering commitment to innovation and entrepreneurial spirit have been instrumental in the achievements of ECS, setting us apart in our industry.

“The reception of the Innovator of the Year award firmly cements ECS’ dedication to propelling modern solutions and cultivating growth. With a firm focus on forging new partnerships, collaborations, and advancements within the industrial sector, the company is poised to exceed expectations and spearhead transformative change across industries with its cutting-edge offerings.

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About Eastern Composite Services

Supporting industrial operations from coast to coast for more than 15 years, Eastern Composite Services (ECS) is Newfoundland and Labrador’s premier specialty service provider in the industrial sector. While ECS originated as a small on-site service and repair company, its steadfast dedication to growth and innovation has allowed the organization to expand its operations to now offer a wide range of solutions tailored to fit the needs of its valued customers.

Whether it be via mobile services, or in the company’s fully equipped 30,000 square foot Long Harbour service centre, ECS’ list of service offerings includes rubber lining with cured and uncured compounds, speciality coating applications (including Belzona), welding and fabrication, sandblasting and painting, fibre-reinforced plastic (FRP) piping and custom fabrication, and high-density polyethylene (HDPE) fusion.

Through its subsidiary brand, McCol Metals, ECS has most recently established itself as a trailblazer in the field of iridium recovery and recycling. The company’s ground-breaking recovery solution not only alleviates pressure on global iridium supplies— especially in the rapidly growing electrolyzer market— but also reinforces ECS’ leadership in advancing the global green economy. Eastern Composite Services’ unique, innovative PGMs recovery solution perfectly aligns with the critical transition towards green energy in the ongoing battle against climate change, further solidifying ECS’s position at the forefront of sustainable solutions.

Media inquiries:
Samantha Harding
Director, Marketing and Communications
Eastern Composite Services
(709) 687-9707

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