HudBay Minerals has been named Manitoba’s 2008 Outstanding Large Business by the Manitoba Chambers of Commerce (MCC). Allen J. Palmiere, HudBay’s Chief Executive Officer, received the award on behalf of the company during the inaugural Annual Manitoba Business Awards ceremony, hosted by the MCC on October 29, 2008. The company is Canada’s third largest producer of zinc and copper metal, and the third largest producer in North America of zinc oxide.Palmiere: “Receiving the Outstanding Large Business award is a significant honour for HudBay. The award is a proud achievement for all of us at HudBay, and a remarkable highlight of this, our 80th Anniversary year, particularly as we pursue our commitment to build on our strengths and grow our business.”The Outstanding Large Business Award is presented to large companies with over 200 employees, and this year recognised HudBay for its significant contribution to employment in Manitoba, its strong social commitment, and its impressive growth record.“HudBay’s key commitments to economic, environmental and social responsibility are business principles that have helped us move forward,” added Palmiere. “We value the strength and commitment of Manitobans who helped grow HudBay from a relatively small company into a major company.”HudBay employs 1,972 people throughout North America, over 1,600 of which are based in Manitoba. HudBay’s production subsidiaries are certified to both OHSAS health and safety and ISO environmental standards.