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Owens Corning

OHBA and BILD support the government’s call for enhanced consumer protections

The Ontario Home Builders’ Association and the Building Industry and Land Development Association announced today their support for the government’s call for enhanced consumer protections for new home buyers for cancelled projects and against escalating costs.

Federal government launches public engagement process for Green Buildings Strategy

On Wednesday, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources, announced the launch of a public engagement process for the Canada Green Buildings Strategy. On behalf of the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities, he also announced over $2.2 million in federal funding to retrofit the Mickey McDougall Community Recreation Centre in the City of North Vancouver.

Makinex announces it will relocate its U.S. headquarters to Texas

Makinex USA announced on Aug. 1 that it is moving its U.S. headquarters from its current location in Torrance, California, to a new facility in Dallas-Fort Worth Region.
Rental Mart

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The Hammer 

The Hammer Episode #30:The Future of Apprenticeship – Robert Bronk, Ontario Construction Secretariat

The Ontario government has announced a string of programs and restructurings aimed at improving and promoting skilled trades training. Robert Bronk is CEO of the Ontario Construction Secretariat, an agency that acts as a forum for construction contractors and construction unions to work together. As such, he has some great perspectives on the state of skilled trades learning and the apprenticeship system. In this episode, he talks about the new Ontario initiatives; how our apprenticeship system is viewed around the world; what is working and not working; how the education system has let skilled trades languish; and the intersection between apprenticeship and unionization. » Listen now...

The Hammer Episode #29: Energy Efficient Renovations In the Codes – Frank Lohmann, CHBA

We’ve watched the codes and standards tighten for years now, requiring windows and doors installed into new builds to meet ever-higher performance metrics for air/water ingress and insulating value. And they will continue to tighten as Canada’s code authorities follow the federal Roadmap to make all new buildings built in Canada meet net-zero energy performance standards by 2030. But what about the inefficient existing buildings out there that represent a far larger proportion of the homes in the country and therefore a much bigger impact to carbon emissions? Never fear, regulators have not forgotten about them. Frank Lohmann, director of building science for the Canadian Home Builders Association, joins The Hammer to talk about plans to create an existing buildings section of the National Building Code by 2025, which will focus on energy-efficiency requirement for renovations. » Listen now...

The Hammer Episode #28: Building Ontario – Luca Bucci, Ontario Home Builders Association

Recorded the day after Ontario returned Doug Ford’s Progressive Conservatives to majority government, Luca Bucci, CEO of the OHBA, joined The Hammer to register the association’s official reaction to the new government and share his thoughts on what should happen and what might happen going forward. He talks about why the OHBA is overall excited and positive about the PCs returning to power. The topic of housing prices and supply was important in the election and Bucci has ideas about things the new government might do to resolve the bottlenecks to development, including moving municipalities past the notion that development is always bad for the environment. Bucci is supportive of the efforts to reform skilled trades governance in Ontario and thinks there are things the government and the OHBA can do together to promote youth participation in the trades. » Listen now...
Electrical Safety Authority

The Lethal Danger of Powerlines on Job Sites

Powerlines continue to present a real and lethal threat to contractors and construction workers on the job in Ontario. According to the Electrical Safety Authority (ESA), 70 per cent of powerline fatalities occur on construction sites. These types of accidental deaths can be avoided, but require everyone on a job site to follow proper safety practices. Read on for essential powerline safety tips while on the job.
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Pipe Fitter / Fabricator

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Aluminum Welder

Established in 1976, we have acquired a reputation for producing the industry's superior products. Our company is a high-quality manufacturer of aluminum tanks used for hauling a variety of industrial liquids. » Apply now

Industrial Electrician

As an Industrial Electrician, you’ll belong to our Skilled Trades group. Not only do we make safety, performance and teamwork our major priorities, we believe that anyone can reach their highest potential. From challenging your thinking to finding the reason for a problem, you’ll be part of a culture that’s committed to creating solutions and exceeding expectations every single day. » Apply now