Posted 05.10.17

GREATER Sudbury, Ontario – In efforts to create employee engagement and give back to the community, TESC Contracting Company Ltd. (TESC) is encouraging local businesses in Sudbury to donate blood. On September 22, 2017, TESC participated in a group blood donation at the Canadian Blood Services clinic on Barrydowne Road.  The clinic witnessed 17 generous TESC employees give up their lunch hour to donate blood that day.  TESC employees clearly demonstrated their excitement, proudly posing for photos throughout the event.

Due to the marketing efforts of this experience, Canadian Blood Services Sudbury requested permission to use a photo of TESC owner and Senior Vice President, Julie Zulich, to include in a local signage campaign.   Four signs were developed and installed at Health Sciences North, Kingsway, Notre Dame and the Sudbury Blood Donor Clinic with Zulich’s photo and urging people to book their own blood donation appointment.

Every 60 seconds, someone in Canada needs blood.  Blood and blood products are a critical part of everyday medical care including major surgeries, medical procedures, cancer treatments and managing disease.  The Sudbury Canadian Blood Services clinic still has 46 spots to fill on Thanksgiving Monday.  The clinic is open from 3-7 p.m.  Next week, local business Edward Jones has adopted the clinic and will hold daily draws for donors, including a Bose Sound System on Thanksgiving Monday and a grand prize draw for all donors attending the clinic that week for two tickets to a Toronto Raptors basketball game.

Joanne Drake, Territory Manager, Canadian Blood Services, visited the TESC office in July to educate employees about the role of Canadian Blood Services in our community as well as the blood donation process.  Drake managed to put the TESC group at ease, calm their nerves and destroy myths, inspiring them to give.

“The group blood donation event was an excellent way to bond with coworkers while helping those who need it most,” said Julie Zulich, Owner & Senior Vice President. “I am so proud of the number of employees who volunteered their time and stepped up to the challenge to help the community. I encourage all local businesses to participate in a group blood donation as it is a truly rewarding experience.”

The enthusiasm generated by the TESC donors upon their return to the office was contagious.  As a result, additional employees have signed up for the next group blood donation scheduled in December.

About Canadian Blood Services

Canadian Blood Services manages the national supply of blood, blood products and stem cells, and related services for all the provinces and territories (excluding Quebec). It operates an integrated, pan-Canadian service delivery model that includes leading an interprovincial system for organ donation and transplantation. Its national scope, infrastructure and governance make us unique in the Canadian healthcare landscape. Canadian Blood Services is regulated as a biologics manufacturer by Health Canada and primarily funded by the provincial and territorial ministries of health. Canadian Blood Services is a not-for-profit charitable organization.

About TESC Contracting Company Ltd.

Established in 1976, TESC Contracting Company Limited has evolved into a multi-trade construction services provider specializing in industrial projects and plant/facility maintenance. The company primarily serves the Industrial, Infrastructure and Institutional markets and offers value to our clients as a single-source option, allowing for more efficient project delivery.  Providing a one-stop-shop for all contracting requirements, TESC is equipped with trade experts who make every effort to minimize construction risks related to safety, schedule, cost and quality.  TESC strives to understand its clients’ needs by applying its extensive experience to deliver the appropriate level of project and plant maintenance services.
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To organize a group blood donation at your organization, please contact:

Joanne Drake
Territory Manager
Canadian Blood Services
705-674-2636 ext. 4857

For more information about TESC, please visit:

For media inquiries, please contact:

Anna Frattini
Marketing & Communications Specialist
TESC Contracting Company Ltd.
705-566-5702 ext. 4252

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