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Jonathon Naylor Editor The days when workers would spend their entire career with a single company are largely gone, but Hudson Bay Mining and Smelting continues to buck the trend. Last month the company's so-called quarter-century club _ employees with at least 25 years of service _ grew to 2,925 members since HBMS launched more than eight decades ago. 'HudBay is blessed with a remarkable team of employees,' said David Garofalo, CEO of parent HudBay Minerals. 'In particular, the long service that we enjoy from so many of our team really places us at a significant competitive advantage.' The watch party, held at the R.H. Channing Auditorium, saw 21 employees receive their 25-Year Watches. Safety awards were also handed out. The recipients were as follows: 25-Year Watches Dan Allan (mine); Daryl Brown (surface); Ken Charuk (mine); Albert Clarke (mine); Scott Davis (mill); Bruce Galay (zinc plant); David Fortier (mine); Michael Fullowka (mine); Keenan Kennedy (zinc plant); Mark Koop (mine); Brian Kurczaba (management); Roger Lassen (mine); Tamra Martin (payroll); Jan McIntyre (mine); Erik Nasselquist (mine); Louis Nault (mine); Lorna Rice (human resources); Phil Ricard (zinc plant); Gerald Robertson (powerhouse); Blair Sapergia (mine); Lyle Wheeler (zinc plant). 25-Year Safety Awards Dan Allan (mine); Rod Asmundson (zinc plant); Paul Bilinsky (surface); Dennis Bruce (mine); Daryl Brown (surface); Brad Carpenter (mine); Alan Chatfield (mine); Ken Charuk (mine); Bruce Galay (zinc plant); Kelly Gilmore (Hudson Bay Exploration and Development); Dale Holmgren (mine); Chuck Jays (zinc plant); Harley Kemp (logistics); Mark Koop (mine); Dave King (surface); Brian Kurczaba (management); Doug Lyon (surface); Tamra Martin (payroll); Jan McIntyre (mine); Louis Nault (mine); Brian Pelechaty (mine); Lorna Rice (human resources); Wayne Reynolds (powerhouse); Rob Robinson (mine); Greg Sealey (surface); Lyle Wheeler (zinc plant); Dave Zimmer (mine). 30-Year Safety Award Richard Beck (powerhouse); Terry Brown (plant protection); Dale Buick (central services); Nancy Chlan (central services); Bruce Cluff (analytical); Rob Erickson (mine); Jim Glynn (zinc plant); Jim Harrower (central services); David Ireland (mine); Lyle King (mine); Kim Knudson (zinc plant); John Kuzub (mine); Bob LeSage (plant protection); Sharon Lindsey (mill); Paul Linnick (central services); Brian MacDonald (mine); Val McAuley (logistics); Keith McDuffee (zinc plant); Gerald Moose (zinc plant); Don Peake (loss control); Ray Pruden (mill); Joe Sewap (mine); Bill Spelliscy (mine); Ron Spruyt (Snow Lake Mine); Garnet Tessmer (zinc plant); Derrick Turenne (mine); Ivan Ward (Snow Lake Mine); Garry Wallaker (mine); Guy Werry (info tech); Dan Wilson (mill); Mike Wilson (mine); Lawrence Wheeler (mine). 35-Year Safety Award Brian Darling (Snow Lake Mill); Laurie Grudgfield (central services); Dave Henderson (electrical services); Don Hume (zinc plant); David Leach (powerhouse); Gary Lyons (mine); Jack Rigby (mine); Cam Slugoski (mine); Andy Wasylciw (central services); Gary Westhaver (mine). 40-Year Safety Award Garth Thompson (logistics)