LEHDER and Principal Mark Roehler Receive Several Awards

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LEHDER Receives Honorary Patron Award from Goodwill IndustriesLEHDER and specifically, Principal Mark Roehler, have recently been recognized and awarded for contributions within our community.  On Friday, November 10, 2017, LEHDER attended the Goodwill Industries 16th Annual Appreciation Luncheon.  At the luncheon, LEHDER was awarded the Honorary Patron Award, which was accepted by Mark Roehler.  Mark also accepted the Honorary Patron Award for Safe Communities Sarnia-Lambton in his role as President of the local chapter.

Additionally, Mark was recently awarded the 2017 Community Action Award from Threads of Life for his volunteer work in conjunction with the Sarnia Steps for Life committee.  Mark was only one of three recipients of this award in Canada.

LEHDER is dedicated to supporting our communities and are very honoured for this mandate and personal efforts to be recognized by the organizations we continue to support.

LEHDER Awarded Outstanding Business Achievement Award

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OLEHDER Awarded Outstanding Business Achievement Awardn June 16, 2017, LEHDER was honoured to be recognized by our business community as the recipients of the 2017 Outstanding Business Achievement Award for Employee Relations from the Sarnia Lambton Chamber of Commerce.  LEHDER Principals Mark Roehler and Peter Pakalnis were present to accept the award. This award reflects the commitment of LEHDER's Principals to putting their employees first.

When the four founding members of LEHDER determined their corporate culture, they wanted to create an environment that they would like to work at as employees. It had to be a positive, constructive and fun environment in which one would be proud to work for their entire career. Since LEHDER’s inception, this mandate has not changed.

 To learn how LEHDER has supported this mandate through their corporate culture, a copy of our award submission is provided below.

LEHDER's 2017 OBAA Employee Relations Award Submission LEHDER's 2017 OBAA Employee Relations Award Submission (774 KB)

LEHDER also sponsors the Social Profit of the Year OBAA and we were exceptionally pleased to present the award to Sarnia Rebound during the ceremony.  Our congratulations to all the nominees in both categories!

LEHDER Principal Mark Roehler - Threads of Life Profile

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Mark Roehler - Threads of Life ProfileSince 2010, LEHDER Principal Mark Roehler has been a volunteer with the Threads of Life and an integral committee member of the Steps for Life fundraising walk held each year in Sarnia.  As Chairman for the 2017 walk, Mark worked tirelessly with the committee since September to ensure the 2017 walk was successful.  Threads of Life profile Mark's volunteer efforts this year - the full article can be viewed at http://threadsoflife.ca/i-cherish-those-moments/

Congratulations to Mark and the Steps for Life Walk committee for another successful year!

LEHDER Nominated for Employee Relations Outstanding Business Achievement Award

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LEHDER nominated for the Employee Relations Outstanding Business Achievement AwardLEHDER is honoured to be nominated for the 2017 Employee Relations Outstanding Business Achievement Award (OBAA) through the Sarnia Lambton Chamber of Commerce.

This award recognizes companies which demonstrate a commitment to staff development, work/life balance, fair employment practices and employee communications.  LEHDER has always mandated a dedication to each of these principles and we are delighted to be recognized for this commitment by our local community.

The OBAA ceremony is taking place at the Imperial Theatre on June 16, 2017 - tickets are currently available on their website.

Thank you to the Sarnia Lambton Chamber of Commerce for this honour and our congratulations to all the local businesses on their nominations!

LEHDER Nominated for the 2017 Canadian Occupational Safety Readers’ Choice Awards

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Canadian Occupational SafetyLEHDER is honoured to be nominated in the 'Environmental Consultants' category for the 2017 Canadian Occupational Safety (COS) Readers’ Choice Awards. 

The COS Readers' Choice Awards identify the preferred vendors and providers as voted by their readers. Voting is open until April 28, 2017 and the survey to vote for your favourite safety suppliers can be accessed via the following link:


COS is also offering a chance at a $100 gift card to Amazon.ca as a thank you for completing the survey.  Good luck to all the nominees!

Safe Communities "A Mental Health Breakfast" Supports Local Non-Profits

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Safe Communities Sarnia-LambtonMark Roehler, LEHDER Principal and President of Safe Communities Sarnia-Lambton (SCSL), in conjunction with the SCSL Board of Directors, would like to extend their sincere gratitude to the sponsors and attendees of the SCSL first annual Good Morning Sarnia "A Mental Health Breakfast".  The event was held at Our Lady of Mercy Parish Hall on Tuesday October 25, 2016.  A special thanks is extended to the Knights of Columbus for providing the breakfast and to Terri Lynn Sullivan, the keynote speaker for the event.

The event raised $900 for two local charities, the Women's Interval Home and Circles Lambton.  Pictures of the cheque presentations are available below.  SCSL would like to recognize the following organizations and individuals for their contributions to the event.

Silver Sponsor - Bluewater Power

Bronze Sponsors - The Co-operators - Fabien Jagoo and Associates; Sarnia-Lambton Industrial Educational Cooperative

Silent Auction Donations

To read more on the event, visit the Sarnia This Week article here.

Cheque Presentation to Circles Lambton.  Pictured (L-R): Mark Roehler (SCSL), Rob Janoska (SCSL), Megan O'Neil-Renaud (Circles Lambton) and Dante Cateni (SCSL)


Cheque Presentation to the Women's Interval Home. Pictured (L-R): Mark Roehler (SCSL), Dante Cateni (SCSL), Marie Angus Women's Interval Home) and Rob Janoska (SCSL)

For more information in regards to Safe Communities Sarnia-Lambton or how you can be involved in next year's event, please contact Mark Roehler.

The Province of Ontario Profiles the Sarnia-Lambton Industrial Alliance

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Sarnia Lambton Industrial AllianceThe Province of Ontario has released a profile on the Sarnia-Lambton Industrial Alliance (SLIA) titled Sarnia-Lambton Oil Equipment Manufacturers Go Global.  SLIA is a coalition of progressive manufacturers, machine shops, engineering and environmental service companies located in Sarnia, Ontario.  LEHDER Principal, Marnie Freer, is serving as a Director of SLIA in 2016.

The article highlights the advantages of SLIA for the member companies and our community by the globalization of the wide-ranging expertise and experience of the members. SLIA has the distinct advantage of offering global industries a single source for an entire supply chain.  The article can be viewed here.

To learn more about the Sarnia-Lambton Industrial Alliance, please visit their website.

LEHDER Sponsors Jill Friis at the 2016 PABCON Senior & Super Senior Championship

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Good Luck Jill at 2016 PABCON Senior ChampionshipLEHDER proudly supported a local athlete, Jill Friis, who competed at the 2016 Pan American Bowling Confederation Americas - Senior and Super Senior Championships from August 23rd to 31st and brought home a silver medal in the Senior Doubles
with France Joubert.  Congratulations ladies!

The full tournament results, including quite a few Team Canada gold medals, can be viewed online at http://www.amzone.org/index_en.php or follow the Canadian Tenpin Federation, Inc. to check out stats and photos from the tournament.

Congratulations to Jill and the rest of the Canadian team!

Sarnia Lambton Chamber of Commerce - Outstanding Business Achievement Awards 2016

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Sarnia Lambton Chamber of CommerceThe Sarnia Lambton Chamber of Commerce's Outstanding Business Achievement Awards ceremony was held on May 27, 2016 at the Imperial Theatre.  For many years, LEHDER has been the proud sponsor of the Social Profit of the Year award and we were extremely pleased to present the Women's Interval Home with the award for 2016.  Video of Mark Roehler, LEHDER Principal, and Myles Vanni of the Inn of the Good Shepherd, winner of the 2015 award, presenting the award can be viewed below.

LEHDER would like to congratulate all the winners of the 2016 OBAAs!  To view videos of all the award presentations, please visit the Lambton Shield's website here.

LEHDER's Award-Winning CANstruction Entry

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LEHDER's Sarnia CANstruction 2016 Entry

The LEHDER CANstruction Team is extremely honoured to have participated in the 2016 Sarnia CANstruction event which benefits The Inn of the Good Shepherd, a vital service in our community.  The 14 teams participating this year spent most of the day Saturday, March 5, raising our structures at Lambton Mall with hopes of beating the annual totals from the previous year.  Last year with CANstruction 2015, our small community placed:

  • 2nd in Canada and 18th in the world for volume of food raised; and
  • 1st in Canada and 2nd in the world for food and funds raised!

A theme was provided to the teams this year, and while not a mandatory requirement, the LEHDER team wanted to construct a structure based upon the 'Famous Landmarks from Around the World' theme.  Thus, the idea for the Leaning Tower of "Pizza" came to be.  However, we wanted it to lean like the actual Tower of Pisa does so our design team set to work on that difficult task.  After weeks of design, sourcing of food items and pre-building our structure, we were confident we could safely build the tower to obtain the visual effect we wanted.

The award ceremony was held Sunday, March 6, after the team of judges had an opportunity to view all the completed structures.  Pictures of all the structures entered this year and the full awards list can be located on the Sarnia CANstruction 2016 Facebook page. The LEHDER team was honoured to place:

1st - Best Meal

1st - Best Use of Theme

2nd - Judges' Favourite

3rd - Best Use of Labels

3rd - People's Choice (monies raised through public donations at the structure)


We would also like to thank our sponsors:

Bright's Grove Foodland - providing us discounts and donations of the food items we needed for our structure.

DMI Property Management - donating a parking pass to the LEHDER Point Edward office for a staff raffle. 

The Saucy Pig - providing LEHDER with an excellent BBQ lunch as an internal fundraiser.

LEHDER Point Edward staff - their generosity during our fundraising efforts raised over $600 for The Inn.

The support of our community is amazing, and we are so proud to be a part of this fantastic event.  Thanks again to the team at The Inn for their tireless work in organizing this event each year, and to Lorraine Kraayenbrink Photography for providing us this great image of our structure. We're already looking forward to next year's event!

Check out a few of the articles published in our local media on the CANstruction event:

Blackburn News

Sarnia Observer

Lambton Shield