A business is only as good as its people, and these are the people that make our business the best.
Branch Corner Supply is bringing together the talents of several key employees with the leadership and life-long experience of Craig Corser, company president and CEO.
Corser has provided a vision for the future that will ensure the company's strength and continued growth.
Corser says the best way to motivate a talented employee group is through a convergence of everyones interests. This includes a large measure of employee profit sharing and employee ownership.
By introducing the concept of convergence between him, customers, suppliers and employees, Corser expects to preserve a heritage of four generations of family involvement in business in the Edson Area. Corser's grandfather, Arthur Corser, began sawmilling in Alberta in 1919.
Nathan was born and raised in Edson, and after obtaining a business degree from the Univesity of Lethbridge moved back to raise a family.
Nathan spent every summer during his University time back in Edson working for Petro-Canada (now Centrica) at their Hanlan Robb Gas Plant. This experience has given him a unique insight into the Oil and Gas industry from a few different perspectives.
As the sales manager for Branch Corner Supply, Nathan is ready and willing to help customers with any construction needs.
"If we don’t have it, I can get it," he says, "We have a great network of distributors who are as willing to help as I am."
As manager of production at Branch Corner Supply, Ian brings with him a wealth of manufacturing experience. At Branch Corner Supply he presently oversees the production of rig mats, quad access mats, survey stakes and specialty orders - always stressing safety and quality.
"A safe environment and a quality product are of primary importance, everything else is secondary," Ian says.
Stressing safety and quality is something Ian does on an ongoing basis, holding weekly meetings with employees, focussing on those very issues.
"It's important the employees know what we did right and what went wrong. We discuss quality and safety and what we can do to improve overall production for ourselves and our customers."
Improving production, quality and safety goes a long way toward improving the overall competitiveness of Branch Corner Supply. Ian says the employees of are masters of their own destiny as they continue to define the company and their contribution through providing specialized services.