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Sask. Highways department recognizes employees’ creativity

PRINCE ALBERT, Sask. -- Some of the most innovative Highways and Transportation employees in Saskatchewan were reco...


PRINCE ALBERT, Sask. — Some of the most innovative Highways and Transportation employees in Saskatchewan were recognized recently.

Demonstrations were held in Prince Albert to reward 10 of the department’s top innovators who have helped improve the efficiency of equipment working on provincial highways.

Some of the notable accomplishments from department employees include introducing a tri-axle truck (currently in its pilot project stage), a new and improved paint striping truck, a hydrodrum that can spread gravel evenly on roads, and a hydraulic roll-up tarp that acts as a box cover to prevent spillage.

Also, a tandem truck has been retrofitted to allow a disabled employee to continue working after the loss of one of his arms.

“This program has created a lot of interest and excitement within the department and the private sector,” says Highways and Transportation Minister, Mark Wartman. “The department encourages staff to be innovative and look at existing machinery and think of ways to make it better, safer and more efficient.”


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