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Value of building permits falls in January: StatsCan

The total value of building permits decreased 8.8% to $10.1 billion in January. The residential sector fell 11.6% to $6.7 billion, while the non-residential sector declined 2.7% to $3.4 billion.

Silver linings

As a snowstorm rages outside his office, softening the prosaic lines of a Saint-Léonard industrial park on the Island of Montreal, Nick Hladky ponders how the COVID-19 pandemic has stood his supply chain on its head, challenged his ability to attract new employees, and brought a flood of business to his company, Wilton Panorama, which specializes in residential and low-rise condo projects.

Philibuster: Service sells

To me, to service to one’s customer is perhaps the most critical area of the complete package required for success. First, what do I mean by service? In fact, virtually everything done for your customer can be defined as service, but for the moment I want to focus on those services that relate to product.

Vaccines and the law

Encouraging or requiring employees to get vaccinated – or refraining from doing so – remains a fraught issue across the country.
Sponsored Spotlight 

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Featured news 

Fenestration Conversations Episode #33: In Search of Energy Advisors – Leon Wasser, Resilient World Institute

Ottawa has tied its Greener Homes Grants to homeowners getting audits from certified energy advisors before they can install higher performing fenestration and take advantage of thousands of dollars in rebates. There’s only one problem: there aren’t nearly enough of these professionals in Canada to satisfy the demand for the program. As director of the School of Energy for the Resilient World Institute, Leon Wasser trains energy advisors and is therefore in the perfect position to tell us what an energy advisor is, what their role is in getting the Greener Homes Grant, and when and if we will ever see enough of them to make this program work. He also has some thoughts on what window and door companies can do to help this situation themselves. » Listen now

Shipper Receiver

Visual Elements is a value-added manufacturer of custom retail fixtures, components and visual merchandising products based in Toronto. We work closely with designers and architects to create superior quality consumer environments and develop new products and finishes to meet the demands of a globally competitive retail sector. » Learn more

Warehouse Worker - Forklift Operator

Our company was established in 2002, is a large sized master trader of non-ferrous products including aluminum & stainless steel, in all shapes & forms. We pride ourselves on innovation, efficiency and management resulting in providing our clients with quality products at competitive prices. We currently have three strategically located facilities in Canada & the USA which carry standard stock of aluminum coils, sheets, plates, extrusions, and stainless-steel sheets. » Learn more

Welder - Fabricator

Our company is seeking candidates for the position of Parts Person/Inventory Coordinator for our Midway, BC operation. Within a Lean lumber manufacturing environment, as Parts Person you will be responsible for monitoring and tracking all inventory items, maintain stock, coordinate new and replacement supplies for the entire Millsite. » Learn more

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