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Milad Mansour pledges $500,000 for Living with Lakes Centre

November 15, 2012
by Sudbury Mining Solutions Journal
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Left to right are Perry Dellelce and John Pollesel, co-chairs of Laurentian University’s Sudbury Families Campaign, Milad Mansour Jr., Milad Mansour, Nora Mansour, Anthony Mansour, Josef Macleod, MSc student at Laurentian University, and Dominic Giroux, president and vice-chancellor.

Milad Mansour, founder of Mansour Mining Inc. and several other mining supply companies based in Sudbury, has pledged a $500,000 donation to Laurentian University’s Vale Living with Lakes Centre.

“The future sustainability of our lakes is a pressing issue—one of the most important of our lifetimes,” said Mansour, president of Milman Industries Inc., into which several of his companies were folded earlier this year.

“We need to find innovative solutions to ensure their preservation, and this is the absolute best place to do it, no question.”

“This contribution is very special,” said Dr. John Gunn, director of the Vale Living with Lakes Centre and Canada Research Chair in Stressed Aquatic Systems. “Private investment of this size from a prominent Sudbury family is a clear sign that members of this community understand the importance of the work being done here at the centre. Our students, staff and researchers will all benefit from this gift, as will the broader community and the whole of Northern Ontario.”

The Mansour family gift is one of a growing list of contributions made through the Sudbury Families initiative, a university-led recognition program that honours and celebrates local families who have shaped the growth and development of the city.

“The Mansours have been economic drivers in this city for many years,” said John Pollesel, Next 50 Campaign volunteer, Sudbury Families co-chair and former COO, Vale Canada. “Now they are driving efforts to ensure its long-term environmental health. The example they have set … will surely inspire others to aid in improving the quality of life of all Sudbury residents, Northern Ontarians and members of the global community.”

Milman Industries Inc. includes 13 companies offering a wide variety of products and services from hoses to diesel or electric locomotives, scrap metal recycling, railway equipment and track repair.

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