CIMS donates to the Sarnia St Josephs Hospice

In a touching demonstration of community commitment, the LNG project team, honored as the winners of the 2023 CIMS Project President’s Award, was awarded a $1,000 donation to contribute to a charity of their choosing.

Opting for the Sarnia St. Josephs Hospice, Paul Maitland (on the right – Regional Construction Manager – Ontario) and Darryl Maitland (on the left – Boilermaker Supervisor), personally presented the heartfelt donation on behalf of CIMS Ltd and the entire project team. This gesture not only underscores their professional achievements but also highlights their deep-rooted dedication to making a positive impact in the community.

The LNG team’s choice of the Hospice reflects their empathy and values, making this a commendable celebration not just of their project success but of their compassionate spirit. Congratulations to the LNG team for their well-deserved award and for choosing to support such a meaningful cause.

CIMS joins the SD42 Trades Information Showcase

CIMS participated in the SD42 Trades Information Showcase on Jan 30, alongside 45 vendors. With 800+ in attendance, we got a chance to discuss their career goals and opportunities at CIMS. Our interactive Nerf game was a crowd-pleaser too! Special thanks to Thomas Haney School for hosting, students for their assistance, and event coordinators, it was a great success!

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CIMS Supports Canadian Construction Women’s Fall Mentorship Roundtable

CIMS Supports Canadian Construction Women’s Fall Mentorship Roundtable

At CIMS we support a fair and equitable workplace culture where every colleague feels valued, respected, welcomed, and treated fairly. As part of our commitment to this our company has invested and supports our people and organizations that champion diversity, every day of the year.

CIMS was very proud to be one of three event sponsors for the Canadian Construction Women‘s Fall Mentorship Roundtable event that took place Thursday September 22 in downtown Vancouver. Our very own Jessica Friday-Conroy, HR Manager was a guest speaker and Shelly Bidlock, VP, Health & Safety, who sits as on the Board of Directors for CCW and is responsible for all of their mentorship events.

We asked Shelly what exactly her role as Director of Community with the CCW entailed and what it means to her, she replied.

In March of 2022, I joined the Canadian Construction Women organization as the Director of Community and I absolutely love this role! For me, it means bringing women together to support each other thus forming a sense of community with each other.  It also means building meaning connections with the communities we live and work in to further establish that sense of belonging for women in construction and to lend a helping hand to the women in our community that my not have access to role models.

CIMS Senior leadership encouraged Shelly to take on this visible role in our industry that supports women.  While this role was new to Shelly and CIMS, so far, the result has been an amazing comradeship for the women of CIMS who have excitedly participated.

Joining Jessica and Shelly from CIMS at this event was Amber Haleta Warehouse Breathing Air Assistant & JOHSC committee member, and Kate Marotto, Accounts Payable Manager. 

Each company sponsor of this event was invited to have a representative speak briefly about their company and their role in construction. Jessica spoke about the services CIMS LP provides, our connection with the trades/ unions and some of our recent achievements.

For the main event, The CCW Fall Mentorship included 7 mentors to speak about their personal journey working in the construction industry, discussing some of the challenges working in the industry and advise to others on how we dealt with them.​​​​​​​ The mentors were a diverse group of women that included Director of Construction, VP of accounts, Assistant Business Manager for Electrical Union, HR, Director of BC Building Trades Labour Relations, and H&S for BC Hydro. Jessica got to speak about her earlier days working as Project Admin / Coordinator with CIMS and some of the challenges working on site as one of the handful of women on location. At the time she had a difficult time dealing directly with those challenges, but now with some more years of experience and in her current role of HR Manager, she feels better equipped to help other women dealing with similar issues today. 

CIMS donates $15,000 to Trail hospital

CIMS Limited Partnership has donated $15,000 towards the Ambulatory Care Campaign at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital (KBRH). This donation will fund an Examination Room in the Oncology Department.

Patrick McGinley (center), CIMS president, along with CIMS team members, present this generous donation to Lisa Pasin, KBRH Health Foundation executive director (right).

CIMS Certified as Canadian Workplace Culture Leader

CIMS is Recognized as a Canadian Workplace Culture Leader

CIMS is proud of our team for earning the ranking of one of Canada’s Top Workplace Culture Innovators!  In December 2021, CIMS LP was certified as a Canadian Workplace Culture Leader for our exceptional organizational culture based on anonymous employees’ feedback and results that must exceed the national benchmark.  We are proud that our “Our People” core values are recognized and lived by our team.

From its humble beginnings in 1991, CIMS has focused on growing a culture that consists of a community of leaders & innovators, and provide a workplace that is diverse, inclusive and equitable for all. Through initiatives such as our Accessibility Policy and Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Committee, CIMS strives to lead by example throughout the industrial & construction industry in North America.

We are excited to build on and further develop our exceptional workplace culture with our people, customers, partners, and community. We look forward to using the data, report, and actionable insights provided by the Canadian Workplace Culture Index to continue to enhance our exceptional workplace culture.

About CIMS Limited

In 1991, CIMS began serving the pulp and paper sector.  CEO, John McLaughlin joined the company in 1994 and shortly after became the majority owner. As a journeyman boilermaker himself,  John was keen to create and grow a dynamic company that would provide excellent employment for himself and his colleagues. Since our beginnings in the pulp and paper industry, we have diversified into construction and maintenance in oil and gaspulp and papermining and smeltingpower generation, and chemical sectors.

About the Canadian Workplace Culture Index

The Canadian Workplace Culture Index, headquartered in Vancouver, BC, uses research, best practices, and innovative technology to recognize, enable, and amplify exceptional workplace culture —their research partner, the Angus Reid Institute, shows there’s a clear and direct relationship between employee engagement and financial performance. Over the past decade, they have captured the views of a representative population of Canada, helping organizations around the country identify and build high-trust, high-performance cultures. Through their certification programs, they recognize outstanding workplaces and produce an annual report on the status of workplace culture in Canada. Everything they do is driven by their mission: to recognize, enable, and amplify exceptional workplace culture in Canada. Follow The Canadian Workplace Culture Index online at

CIMS Celebrating 30 Years

CIMS LP is proud to announce their 30th anniversary. We are excited to be celebrating three decades of service to our industrial and commercial customers throughout North America. 


 Since 1991, CIMS has consistently achieved the highest standards of safety, quality, and service for our customers. In an industry where cost and schedule over-runs are common, we deliver customer value by safely completing projects on time and on budget. Since our beginnings in the pulp and paper industry, we have diversified into construction and maintenance in oil and gaspulp and papermining and smeltingpower generation, and chemical sectors.

CEO, John McLaughlin joined the company in 1994 and as a journeyman boilermaker himself, John was keen to create and grow a dynamic company that would provide excellent employment for himself and his colleagues. The first long-term contract was won when John learned that there was an emergency at a local work site and CIMS showed up on location, ready to work.

“I am proud to be part of the growth and success of CIMS, we did this together!” said John McLaughlin.

That determination and willingness has helped grow CIMS to multiple locations across Canada, with over 1600+ employees, serving a wide variety of customers. Our success is built on the long-term relationships we have maintained with our customers and the repeat business that results.

“We have built a strong, financially sound company, that truly partners with our customers, and we all look forward to the next 30 years,” said Herb Gill, President.

We know what differentiates CIMS is our people. Our reputation and values have given us the ability to attract and retain a team with industrial construction experience and knowledge that cannot be replicated and provides our customers with the peace of mind that their equipment will be maintained or built safely and done right the first time.

COO, Patrick McGinley said, “We are so proud of all of our people at CIMS, those with tools in their hands on day one and each and every one who has joined us over the 30-year journey that brings us to today. Thank you so much.”



About CIMS Ltd.

CIMS Limited Partnership is 100% Canadian owned and operated. For 30 years we have specialized in industrial construction and maintenance throughout North America. We provide services for large plant shutdowns and complex industrial projects in the oil and gas, pulp and paper, mining and smelting, power generation, and chemical sectors, throughout North America. We consistently achieve the highest standards of safety, quality, and service for our customers.

2020 365 Daily Maintenance Award Winner – IOL Nanticoke

Many industrial plants across the country require year round daily maintenance to ensure efficiency in their operations.

The CIMS IOL team in Nanticoke was recognized nationally as winner of Canadian Safety Achievements Award—365 Daily Maintenance Award for 12 months without a recordable injury. Congrats to the Nanticoke team – Justin Holbrook, Tim Ferguson, Dave Leblanc and all of the Frontline Leaders that made this happen!


2020 Craftperson of the Year Award – Amber Anderson

We are very excited to announce, our very own Amber Anderson is the winner of the National Award of Craftperson of the Year! The Craftsperson of the Year Award is open to all apprentices, forepersons and general forepersons executing maintenance work under a GPMA or NMA Collective Agreement, across 13 different construction trades.

· 1 Million employed Canadians in a variety of construction trades and professions

· 175 Signatory employers

· An annual average of 28 Million reported craft hours under the GPMC/NMC banner

· 15 nominees across Canada

Amber was nominated for her dedication in multiple areas including:

· Health & Safety

· Quality of Worker

· Ingenuity/Innovation

· Teamwork & Collaboration,

· Cost efficiencies, and leadership

For CIMS, Amber is and has been a trusted supervisor that leads her teams safely and efficiently. She owns her work scopes and as her superintendent described, ‘makes my life easy’. She meets not only CIMS expectations but the client’s expectations on safety, schedule, and cost.

Amber’s day to day performance is exceptional. Her approach to her craft is an example for her peers and those coming up through the trade. It is not one outstanding trait or skill that separates Amber from others. It is her ability to lead by doing all the ‘little things’ repeatedly and doing them exceptionally well.

Congratulations Amber!

Amber Anderson – Craftperson of the Year Award