Sibola Mountain Falling increases efficiency with Competitiveness Consulting Rebate program

In 2014, Sibola Mountain Falling Ltd. received a $11,350 grant from Northern Development through the Competitiveness Consulting Rebate program towards this $22,700 project. This has been a funding partnership of Northern Development and Sibola Mountain Falling Ltd.

Sibola Mountain Falling is ready to realize bottom-line benefits thanks to the Trust’s Competitiveness Consulting Rebate. The Prince George-based timber falling and bucking company accessed the Trust’s Competitiveness Consulting Rebate program in 2014 to develop a web-based operations management platform tailored to its unique business needs. Jordan Nicolussi, president of Sibola, said the company needed to move to a comprehensive online platform in order to become more efficient.

Sibola contracted Sticky Wicket Designs, a website development company in Prince George, to help them out. Sticky Wicket created a custom online platform for Sibola that streamlined overall reporting and operations. Sibola’s new web-based system allows for online submission of time sheets, custom calculations for estimates and performance and safety report generation. “Supervisors can fill out forms online that are directly entered into the database,” said Nicolussi. “The new system has created efficiency for the management team and increased client access to project information.”

Sibola is growing and adapting to the times. “We’ve taken another step to show that if and when these projects come through here we are ready,” said Nicolussi, “the future seems to hold a lot of promise for companies based up here.”

Nicolussi recommended the Competitiveness Consulting Rebate Program to other businesses. “The application process was very simple. The forms were not onerous at all. Northern Development is a great agency and the rebate program is a great tool to help businesses of all kinds in our region.”

"The application process was very simple. The forms were not onerous at all. Northern Development is a great agency and the rebate program is a great tool to help businesses of all kinds in our region."

Jordan Nicolussi

Competitiveness Consulting Rebate

The Competitiveness Consulting Rebate program provides a rebate to small and medium sized businesses engaged in manufacturing, innovative technologies, resource processing, transportation, distribution and their first line suppliers for external business consulting projects. Projects must focus on increased productivity, new or incremental revenues, profitability and/or job creation

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