The cone-shaped cups alongside the water cooler have served thirsty office workers well for many years. This simple, yet perfect idea came from a man named G.H. Wood. From that idea, a national business was born. Almost a century later, Wood’s business, now known as Wood Wyant, continues to deliver innovative and essential products to clients.
This past September, Wood Wyant welcomed Darcy Squires as Account Manager for the Cape Breton metro area. A native of Big Bras d’Or, Squires and his Cape Breton born-and-raised wife settled their new family in Victoria Mines.
Wood Wyant is a national company with a local approach. Working from home, Squires describes the flexibility and supportive culture of the company, saying, “I am able to meet with clients and still enjoy my family.” He finds great pleasure in Wood Wyant’s leadership in the eco-friendly service niche. Wood Wyant’s partnerships allow the company to provide green options for clients; for example, in developing paper for the company’s towel and tissue products, Wood Wyant uses 80% less water and up to70% recycled materials. Commitments such as these position Wood Wyant as an industry leader and bring a great source of personal and professional satisfaction to Squires.
On track to fulfilling his career goals, Darcy feels that, “achieving [a] work and life balance is the key to a content life.” Working and living at home in Cape Breton plays a large role in Squires’ goals, “the future is looking brighter for young people on the Island, as well as for those looking to potentially move back.” Of Wood Wyant’s recent hires throughout Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, 100% were under the age of 40, a strategy the company implements to encourage diversity and employee retention.
Wood Wyant’s products can be found in use across Cape Breton and Mulgrave and include establishments such as hotels, nursing homes, the Mayflower Mall, the Cape Breton-Victoria School Board and multiples facilities within the Cape Breton District Health Authority.
Meeting with clients is among Squires’ favorite work activities. The local flavor of personalities makes the social aspect of his job something that he truly looks forward to each day. Squires’ easy- going nature makes him a natural fit for managing Wood Wyant’s accounts. Finding a meaningful role within a company that has been providing exceptional service in Cape Breton for 35 years and being fortunate enough to enjoy living at home with family, life has been good for Squires. As for the water cooler cups, he jokes, “we don’t even make them anymore.”
For information about placing Wood Wyant’s products in your business, contact Darcy Squires at email@example.com. For more information on Wood Wyant’s various product offerings, please visit www.woodwyant.com.
*Originally published in the NextGen Connect.