We are the Top Kootenay Employers of 2018 and 2019!

Transcendent Mining and Mobilization Inc. (TMM) was established in the fall of 2014. We are a fast-growing mining, civil construction and forestry company that provides services as construction/project management, project execution and project support. The management team at TMM has a combined 100 plus years of experience with supervision, management, and heavy equipment operations in civil and mining construction. We have grown from the start of four employees in 2014 to over one hundred in 2017, recognized by Kootenaybiz.com as one of the top Kootenay Employers (2016/2017/2018/2019).

Ian Benson, president of TMM, had a dream to start a construction company. Seeing the need for a heavy equipment contracting in the Elk Valley, he shared the idea with Bud Lynch, currently TMM General Manager. Bud adopted Ian’s dream and together they built a team of individuals to carry out their strategies.

In addition to Transcendent Mining and Mobilization Inc., our shareholders combined Business experience also includes many more companies: Fiorentino Brothers Contracting (https://www.fiorentinobros.com/ ), T-Lane Trucking (http://t-lane.ca/work/ ), Revelstoke Mountain Homes, Bison Lodge (http://www.revelstokebisonlodge.com/ ), The Keg at Devonshire Mall (https://www.kegsteakhouse.com/locations/windsor-devonshire-keg/ ), Bearspaw Contracting Inc., RMR Radiator & Boom Truck Services Ltd. and many more personal small business ventures. With our team of combined business experience, we are committed to providing outstanding mining and mobilization support services.

TMM has core values that are incorporated into daily work and is an integral component of the corporate culture. The integration of the following core values are an integral part to our future success:

  • Uncompromising commitment to Health, Safety, Environment, and Quality.
  • An open relationship with our employees based on mutual trust, respect, and success.
  • Transparency, Accountability, and Discipline in our business
  • Best in class Risk Awareness
  • Integrity in all we do
  • Financial Responsibility to our stakeholders

TMM’s mission is to safely deliver any project, any time, in any environment, for the benefit of our customers, stakeholders’, employees, and the communities we serve.

TMM’s vision is to be the Contractor and Employer of Choice by safely and consistently delivering successful and innovative capital projects and services anywhere in the world. Our motto is ‘Above and Beyond Ordinary’.

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Featured Projects


Teck Coal Ltd—Line Creek Operations 2018-19 Fording 2018    Contouring

This project scope was specific to the reclamation activities at Line Creek Operations which covered contouring and site prep at the West Line Creek Spoil. The objective was to reduce the inclination of the dump face from 36 degrees to an angle less than or equal to 26 degrees. This project received one of the highest regards from Teck Coal with 5 D11s.

Teck Coal Ltd—Line Creek Operations 2018, Fording River Operations 2019, Greenhills Operations 2019

All three mines had individual ‘Soil Salvage’ projects which consisted of topsoil striping, hauling and placement to contour design. Removed water bars on existing exploration access roads and rebuilt berms. The areas were undeveloped and remote by mine site standards and characterized as mountainous terrain with slopes of 20-40 degrees.

Teck Coal Ltd– Greenhills Operations 2016—CPX

The area was stripped of vegetation with an excavator and dozer, top soil stripped, loaded and hauled to a designated soil stockpile location. The settling ponds were constructed to specifications. Installation of temporary diversions of existing water flow were completed along with installing permanent piping. Water was redirected into a permanent constructed channel leading into new ponds.

Teck Coal Ltd– Greenhills Operations 2014/15/16/17/18/19/20 Fording River Operations 2018/19 Annual Pond cleanout and Maintenance.

Material is removed from the pond, loaded onto a truck and hauled to designated location. Excavators, dozers, ADT Trucks, pumps and graders are used for these projects.

Corbin Creek Project 2015 & Elk Valley Airport 2015

The project scope for Corbin Creek was to re-direct the river to original channel and key in rip rap rock on toe of slope. Re-establish slope to design.  Elk Valley Ariport project consisted of making a channel for the river flow, consisting of filter cloth and rip rap to design, capping with top soil.

Teck Coal Ltd– Fording River Operations / AWTF Water Treatment Facility

Transcendent Mining completed the early civil works for this project which consisted of top soil stripping, mass excavation, road construction, pipe line excavation and back fill, and rough site grading. We continued with the project with the OSBL and Wood scope where we were placing and compacting material in adverse winter conditions to reinstate water structure. Backfill was also place around concreate volt structures and over HDPE Pipe lines. We then moved into sub base and final grade placement around the plant area.

Teck Coal Ltd– Fording River Operations / Castle Mountain Project

This project consisted of exploration road and drill pad construction to facilitate drilling and test pitting. Specialty equipment was used to stay in compliance with the Ministry of Mines on narrow roads and steep terrain.

Teck Coal Ltd—Greenhills Operations 2015/16/17 Dam Lift

This project involved hauling and placing til and clay liner, with excavators, dozers and trucks lifting and compacting the pond to specifications.

Teck Coal Ltd—Fording River Operations 2020 Eagle 4 Drill Pads and Other

This project consists of Dozers, excavators, graders, rock trucks and Packers. Equipment was utilized to prepare the Eagle 4 SFR Well Field Drill Pads. Multiple D11s moved over 100,000 cubes of material. We also provided large dozers in a short period of time to meet the schedule and time restraints.

Teck Coal Ltd—Fording River Operations 2020 Pipe Fusing

We have fused 4 to 22 inch plus lines at Fording River over 10,000 meters of pipe to date. With our access to heavy equipment and fabrication services, we are able to perform complex fuses in steep terrain. We have the ability to install pipe lines down spoils that are not accessible by foot or equipment.

Teck Coal Ltd– Fording River Operations

Fish Habitat

Transcendent Mining constructed and restored 2.4km of river bank to create valuable habitat for westslope cut throat trout. This project involved several creek diversions, rip rap installations, bolder runs, ripple construction and woody debris installation.

Teck Coal Ltd–Elkview Operations 2019 / Line Creek Operations 2019 / Greenhills Operations 2016/17/18/19/20 Fording River Operations 2018/19

Drill Pads

Transcendent Mining has constructed  hundreds of drill pads for exploration ground water wells, geotechnical inspections, drill blast programs, and pumping wells. Along with the drill pad construction, we have constructed many access roads through adverse terrain to reach the remote locations that many of these drill pads were required.

City of Fernie Water and Sewer Project 2016

This project consisted of excavating and installing deep water and sewer services in Fernie. TMM was responsible for proper signage and safety of the site.

Projects were completed for 3 avenues and one lane at Bossio road.

City of Fernie Tree Falling 2020

After setting up a safe work area on a local community road with flagging personnel, traffic control, tagged trees were fell and decked. The trees were then loaded onto logging trucks and relocated. We also offer right of way clearing and tree removal services with standard logging equipment such as bunchers, skidders and processors. For areas that do not require intensive clearing or logging, we can complete this work with an excavator mounted mulcher. Which is perfect for powerline right of ways and ingrown service roads.

Montane Development, 17 Lot Single Family Development—Fernie BC

The project at Montane Subdivision included installing a water distribution system to single family dwellings, sanitary sewer system pipe installs, storm sewer systems with culvert and concrete inlet/outlet structures, shallow utilities, street lighting and  paving and road works.

BC Forestry—Road Building / Deactivation of road

 Crown Spur / Terrace SFR / Nightmare Creek FSR

Transcendent Mining has completed several projects for BC Timber Sales and other branches of the BC Forestry. These projects consist of road construction in steep rocky terrain, with large fill slopes that require specific road building prescriptions to satisfy geotechnical requirements. Along with the road building, right of way clearing and drill and blast was also required on these projects. Seasonal and permanent road deactivation was also performed to leave the roads in a state that promotes environmental sustainability.

Teck Coal – 2019 Major Projects   
ProjectContract ManagerDescription
LCO WLC Contouring and Site PreparationDan Charest / Lori LemkeContour dump face to reduce angle from 36° to 24°, prepare micro sites for future planting. Equipment utilized included 5x D11 Dozers and 1x D8 Dozer – Total D11 hours of 3,595 with 99% Availability of D11 Dozers achieved.
GHO West Spoil Soil Placement / Site PrepDan Charest / Lori LemkeTopsoil striping, hauling and placement to contour design
FRO Swift 2019 Q1 Soil SalvageKeith Streeter / Jill MitchellTimber Mulching, Topsoil striping, hauling and stockpile
LCO Road Upgrade / Road Construction / Pad BuildingChris LaneDrill pad road construction and road maintenance
LCO Installing Pipe and ValvesChrissy VinkInstalling Piping and Valves
GHO Environmental InfrastructureLeigh Stickney / Jennifer KroppConstruction and maintenance of various environmental controls including sediment ponds, ditches and erosion repairs across the mine site.
FRO Site DrainageNeil MacDonaldConstruction and ongoing maintenance of erosion control structures across the mine site including ditches, sumps, interceptor ditches and access roads.
FRO Eagle 4 – SRF Pad PreparationEric PelletierCivil Earthwork prep for Eagle 4 SRF Well Field Drill Pads
FRO Castle Mountain ProjectLes Dunkley / Erin NiemiComplete Utility Locates and drilling / Road development and culvert installation
BC ForestryContract ManagerDescription
Copper FSR 27-29km DeactivationSteve RookeDeactivation of road from 27 to 29 Km
Teck Coal – 2018 Major Projects
ProjectContract ManagerDescription
LCO WLC Contouring and Site PreparationDan Charest / Carlie MeyerContour dump face to reduce angle from 36° to 24°, prepare micro sites for future planting. Equipment utilized included 5x D11 Dozers and 1x D8 Dozer – Total D11 hours of 3,595 with 99% Availability of D11 Dozers achieved.
LCO Rejects Soil SalvageDan Charest / Carlie MeyerStrip, load and haul topsoil from the Rejects Stockpile area. Contour and place topsoil on dump face, stockpile remaining topsoil on site. Approximately 30,000 M³ moved.
LCO Train Loop Soil SalvageDan CharestStrip, load and haul topsoil to stockpile. Approximately 50,000 M³ moved.
GHO Environmental InfrastructureLeigh Stickney / Jeremy EnnsConstruction and maintenance of various environmental controls including sediment ponds, ditches and erosion repairs across the mine site.
GHO Phase 5 Drill PadsAlison SewardConstruction and upgrades of exploration roads, construction of drill pads, ongoing drill support.
GHO Phase 7 Drill PadsJo-Anne SingletonConstruction and upgrades of in pit exploration roads, construction of drill pads, ongoing drill support.
FRO Henretta Contouring and Site PreparationDan Charest / Carlie MeyerContour dump face to reduce angle from 36° to 24°, prepare micro sites for future planting.
FRO Greenhouse MaintenanceMarsha ClarkeOngoing support for onsite greenhouse including planting preparation, planting and growing of various species.
FRO Turnbull ExplorationColin ChapmanConstruction and upgrades of exploration roads, construction of drill pads, ongoing drill support.
FRO Henretta Creek Fish Habitat ConstructionJim ThornerExcavation of flood plain, construction and installation of instream structures to support fish habitat and spawning.
FRO Swift Creek Fish Habitat ConstructionJim ThornerExcavation of flood plain, redirect water flow into newly constructed channels. Construction and installation of instream structures to support fish habitat and spawning.
FRO Swift Tower Diversion Push FallingJill Mitchell / Jeff WhiteheadPushfall timber, skid and stockpile timber for Swift Tower Diversion Project. Road Construction, Grubbing and Topsoil recovery
FRO Site DrainageNeil MacDonaldConstruction and ongoing maintenance of erosion control structures across the mine site including ditches, sumps, interceptor ditches and access roads.
FRO AWTF-S Early EarthworksTyler Roberts / Blaine NickelEarly earthworks for FRO AWTF-S project including soil salvage, trench excavation and rough site grading.
FRO AWTF-N Groundwater Well Drill PadsTyler Roberts / Blaine NickelConstruction and upgrades of access roads, construction of drill pads, ongoing drill support.
FRO North Loop Pond CleanoutScott RougheadClean out North Loop Sediment Pond
Mining
ProjectContract ManagerYear
LCO BRX Dozer PushJoseph Froehler2015
LCO Soil SalvageDan Charest2016
LCO Soil SalvageDan Charest2017
GHO Dam Raise ProjectMark Slater2015/16
GHO CPX ProjectSean Beswick2016
GHO PondsLeigh Stickney2015/16
GHO MiscVarious2016
GHO InfrastructureLeigh Stickney2016
GHO Dryer PondLeigh Stickney2017
GHO Bare RentKevin Galla2017
GHO Plant Water LineKevin Galla2017
GHO Lower Round PrairieLeigh Stickney2017
GHO Clean LoadoutKim Spence / Buzz Vandale2017
GHO Build PadSteve Gredzuk2017
GHO Drainage ControlLeigh Stickney2017
GHO Water Waste CellsLeigh Stickney2017
GHO Bare RentLaura Gislason2017
GHO 6 PipelineSean Beswick2017
GHO Landfarm WorkSean Beswick2017
GHO Plant work and General Erosion Control / Pond cleanoutsSean Beswick2017
GHO Dryer Water LineJohann Barnett2017
GHO Excavation LoadoutRob Ison2017
GHO Ramp for DrillersPaul Welsh2017
GHO Phase 3 PipelinePaul Welsh2017
FRO North Swift Soil SalvageDan Charest / Mohsin Hashmi2016
FRO Dredge (cleanup)Erica Brown2016/17
FRO Fish HabitatJim Thorner2016
FRO Britt Creek BreakerRyan Fuzi2016
FRO Eagle PondsLee Wilm2016
FRO Bare Rent LoaderTim White2016
FRO Eagle Pond SumpsLee Wilm2016
FRO Tank Pad BuildWarwick Heath2016
FRO Road Building Land FarmNeil McDonald2016
FRO Bare Rent (all)Erika Brown / Tiim White2016
FRO Rip Rap Creek DiversionGina McCutcheon / Brian Geoghegan2016
FRO Snow DumpDave Swail / Peter Lorenzo2016
FRO Snow RemovalVarious2016/17
FRO Swift Creek Interceptor DitchRuby Yan2016
FRO Liver PoolLee Wilm2017
FRO Swift Creek Repairs WP03Ryan Fuzi2017
FRO Swift N Spoil Fuel Stn.Ruby Yan2017
FRO Multiplate BermBrian Geoghegan2017
FRO Lock BlacksBrian Geoghegan2017
FRO Bare RentTim White2017
FRO Swift Misc. projectRuby Yan2017
FRO Supply cold mixPatrick Milan2017
FRO Annual Road/Ditch & Sump MaintenanceNeil MacDonald2017
FRO Pot Hole RepairPatrick Milan2017
FRO Annual landfarm Maint.Morgan Lypka2017
FRO Henretta Fuel TankErin Niemi2017
FRO Pipeline Clean upErika Brown2017
FRO Swift ExplorationPeter Leriche2017
FRO Manhole ExcavationErika Brown2017
FRO Site Prep PowerlineRyan Fuzi2017
FRO Bay 16 Waste HaulSimon Brewer2017
FRO Bay Clean outWill Kmiecik / Bob Bauld2017
FRO Develop Swift Pit NorthVerne Varney2017
FRO Pulling Power PolesMehul Joshi / Chris Standish2017
FRO Sub Station Clean upMehul Joshi / Chris Standish2017
FRO Brownie Spoil Com SiteSpring Quin2017
FRO Manhole Cleanout Main RoadBob Bauld / Will Kmiecik2017
FRO Removal Cables from PondErika Brown / Frank Longo2017
FRO Turnbull Road RepairsScott Dressler2017
FRO Potable Water TanksErika Brown2017
FRO Berm S Tailings DischargeHeather Brickner2017
FRO Berm HenrettaKeith Streeter2017
FRO Lab site drainage / Parking LotWill Kmiecik / Bob Bauld2017
FRO Oil Clean up SunshineMehul Joshi2017
FRO Till Berm at STPHeather Brickner2017
FRO Clean Pad SiloRob Scott2017
FRO Prep Chain up areaPatrick Milan2017
Civil construction
ProjectContract ManagerYear
Montane Stage 3Simon Howse2016/17
City of Fernie 2016 Water and Sewer ProjectISL Engineering2016/17
Forestry
ProjectContract ManagerYear
Crown Spur BC ForestryKevin Bulmer2015
Other
ProjectContract ManagerYear
Elk Valley AirportRDEK2015
Corbin Creek ProjectDistrict of Sparwood2015
CP Rail ProjectCP Rail2016
Team Project Experience out of TMM
Teck Coal
ProjectTMM Team MemberContract ManagerYear
GH1 Soil StrippingBud Lynch, General ManagerMark Slater12/13/2011
GHO Site C Erosion Repair and Liner PlacementBud Lynch, General ManagerLeigh Stickney2011/12
GHO Breaker Pocket Pond ConstructionBud Lynch, General ManagerLeigh Stickney2011/12
GHO Dam Raise ProjectBud Lynch, General ManagerMark Slater2014
Roland Schmideder, Supervisor
FRO Erosion RepairBud Lynch, General ManagerSean Beswick2011/12
Roland Schmideder, Supervisor
FRO Swift Creek Pipe Line UpgradesBud Lynch, General ManagerLeigh Stickney2011/12
FRO Burning Waste HaulBud Lynch, General ManagerKate Middleton2011/12
FRO Turnbull Mining and Spoil Construction to DesignBud Lynch, General ManagerDave Swail / Daniel Parker2011/12
FRO Eagle 6 V7 Cut – MiningBud Lynch, General ManagerDave Swail / Daniel Parker2011/12
FRO Eagle 6 West – De-wateringBud Lynch, General ManagerDave Swail / Craig Madsen2011/12
FRO Eagle 6 West – Pit Bottom MiningBud Lynch, General ManagerDave Swail / Daniel Parker2011/12
FRO North Yard Expansion ProjectBud Lynch, General ManagerBrian Geoghegan2011/12
FRO EnvironmentalLarry Poch, Site ManagerVictoria Gehue / Lee Wilm2016 & many previous years
FRO Dredge Clean upLarry Poch, Site ManagerErica Brown2016 & many previous years
FRO Swift Creek Powerline WP03Larry Poch, Site ManagerRyan Fuzi2016 & many previous years
FRO Fish HabitatLarry Poch, Site ManagerJim Thorner2016 & many previous years
FRO Fusing PipeLarry Poch, Site ManagerTim White2016 & many previous years
FRO NTP RipRap Creek DiversionLarry Poch, Site ManagerGina McCutcheon2016 & many previous years
FRO N GH Catch Basin Sediment RemovalLarry Poch, Site ManagerGina McCutcheon2016 & many previous years
FRO Kilmarnick Access RoadLarry Poch, Site ManagerDylan2016 & many previous years
FRO Britt Creek BreakerLarry Poch, Site ManagerRyan Fuzi2016 & many previous years
FRO S Tailings PondLarry Poch, Site ManagerGina McCutcheon2016 & many previous years
FRO Leach CreekLarry Poch, Site ManagerErin Naemi2016 & many previous years
FRO Eagle PondsLarry Poch, Site ManagerLee Wilm2016 & many previous years
FRO Tank Pad BuildLarry Poch, Site ManagerNeil MacDonald2016
FRO Turnbull Drainage Project – Settling Pond ConstructionBud Lynch, General ManagerRyan Fitzgerald2011/12
Roland Schmideder, Supervisor
FRO Waste Water Cells Liner ReplacementBud Lynch, General ManagerKevin Honeymen2011/12
CMO Crush Pile MoveBud Lynch, General ManagerPaul Begin2010
CMO 37 Pit Coal HaulBud Lynch, General ManagerPaul Begin2010
CMO Middle Mountain Soil StrippingBud Lynch, General ManagerPaul Begin2010
Roland Schmideder, Supervisor
CMO North Loop Load Out ExpansionBud Lynch, General ManagerPaul Begin2010
Roland Schmideder, Supervisor
LCO – OperationsGeorge Wilson – Contract General Forman / ConsultantLCO Superintendent Mine Operations1981-2012