The Brock Badgers are ready to paint the Meridian red.The men’s and women’s basketball teams will host the Ryerson Rams in a key mid-season doubleheader at the Meridian Centre in downtown St. Catharines on Friday, Jan. 27.Just in time for last-minute gift shoppers, tickets are now on sale for the Paint the Meridian Red game through Ticketmaster online. Both general admission tickets and courtside options are available. Prices are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors and students and $35 for courtside. Members of the Brock Community can enter the promo code GoBadgers on Ticketmaster to purchase $8 general admission tickets. Brock alumni are also invited to attend the games and can purchase the discounted tickets using code BrockAlumni. More than 1,000 free tickets for Brock students will be available from the Walker Complex Welcome Desk starting Jan. 23.Brock Sports is hoping the game surpasses the previous Brock attendance record of 3,532 fans set at the Meridian Centre during the Steel Blade Hockey Game in September.The doubleheader will start with the Badgers women tipping off at 6 p.m. Ryerson currently sits sixth in the country with a 6-1 record while the Badgers have a 2-4 record, putting them third in the OUA Central Division.The men’s game will follow at 8 p.m. when the Badgers, ranked sixth in the nation with a 4-2 record, play the Rams, ranked fifth with a perfect 7-0 record.
Soilworks, a leader in dust control and soil stabilisation technology, is relocating its world headquarters to Scottsdale, Arizona. It says the new location will help the company focus its energies more on its core business areas such as mining. “This is a natural progression for our company and one that we’re excited to make,” said Chad Falkenberg, founder of Soilworks.”It caps off one of the best years our company has ever had.” Falkenberg said the company’s production facility, which is home to its large-scale heavy industrial production plant, construction facility, equipment yard, warehouse and 26-car rail-spur, will remain in Chandler.“For us, the move to Scottsdale allows us to be more centrally located for clients, employees and future expansion,” he said.It’s been an eventful year for Soilworks, which saw itself become the only company to have a synthetic copolymer pass the rigorous standards of the highly coveted and prestigious Certificate of Conformity from BNQ for its eco-friendly formula. The certification for Soiltac, the flagship product in Soilworks’ dust control and soil stabilisation suite of products, joined the company’s other key product, Durasoil, as the industry’s only suite of non-corrosive, eco-friendly and highly effective dust control products to pass BNQ.“It was further proof of the strict standards that we hold ourselves to every day,” Falkenberg said of the BNQ certifications for Soiltac and Durasoil. “Our mission is to always ensure that our customers receive the best products available on the market. These certifications demonstrated that.”Certification by BNQ is an exacting process that requires complete transparency and top-tier products that can hold up to rigid testing protocols. Last year, Durasoil became the first synthetic fluid dust suppressant ever to be awarded the highly coveted BNQ certification for its superior eco-friendly formula.The company also launched a re-designed website in 2014. According to Falkenberg, the new website allows for a more transparent and informative way to approach the dust control industry, with great care taken by the Soilworks team to ensure that all relevant information was included in the site. Since the company has always strived to produce the highest quality, best performing dust control products on the market, it was important that the new website also reflect that mission, Falkenberg said. “We want our customers to access our content in the most intuitive way possible, each time they visit the website,” he said.Soilworks provides engineered solutions to meet the broad needs of the dust control and soil stabilisation industry. Soilworks’ performance-driven portfolio of industry-leading products include Soiltac®, Powdered Soiltac®, Gorilla-Snot® and Durasoil®.