Selfless Actions Save a Life

On Thursday March 19th at a jobsite located near Corunna ON, CIMS workers responded to a man down situation.   These workers ultimately saved a man’s life through their selfless actions, quick and calm thinking.  Some made the appropriate calls and some were directly involved in responding to the man-down.  We recognized these workers with gas cards and a donation to charity of their choice for their acts.

Pictured from right to left are Grant Minielly, Dean Stewardson, Thomas Blennerhassett, Paul Maitland, Greg Jones with the recognition presented by Adrian DiCocco.

CIMS Attends Boilermaker Project Manager Course

CIMS sponsored our very own Richard Taylor to attend the 2020 for the Boilermaker Project Manager course put on by very experienced and knowledgeable veteran Boilermakers from Canada and the USA and helps to set Boilermakers up for success as they grow into higher leadership positions.

Kelly Rayne, CIMS  Director of Knowledge, Sustainability and Innovation, was invited to audit this course. This is a typical example of the positive partnership CIMS works to maintain with it’s union and client stakeholders for the benefit of everyone in the heavy industrial construction industry.

CIMS Acquires all the assets of 101 Industries Ltd. – Kitimat

CIMS is pleased to announce it is expanding its operations with the acquisition of 101 Industries Ltd. (“101”), an industrial contractor based in northwest BC.
101 provides unionized trades to industrial clients primarily in Terrace and Kitimat, BC.
Founded more than 50 years ago, 101 has deep roots in the industrial market in northwest BC. The combination provides CIMS with a local presence in this market, which will enhance CIMS’ ability to provide world-class service to new and existing clients in this increasingly active region.

“We are excited to welcome Thom Meier, Mark Harnadek, and their team to the CIMS family. Thom and Mark are proven leaders and will ensure that CIMS’ values and reputation for excellence are well represented in our northwest BC operations,” said John McLaughlin.

About 101 Industries

101 Industries is one of the largest multi-discipline trade contractors in northwest BC, serving a diverse group of industrial and commercial customers across a wide range of industries. 101 is based in Kitimat, BC, with facilities in Kitimat and Terrace.  In its 51- year history, 101 has differentiated itself through its integrated value proposition, offering customers a one-stop-shop for mechanical, architectural and structural/fabrication work.

CIMS Rossland Division makes second $5,000 donation to Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital

The Rossland Division of CIMS Ltd. has made a second donation of $5,000 to the Kootenay Boundary Regional Health Foundation (KBRH). This donation completes our original pledge of $10,000.

The funds will be used in development of a Streaming Area’s Patient Waiting Room, in the new Emergency Department at KBRH.

KBRH Director of Development, Lisa Pasin (left), accepted the donation from Shane Brown (right), General Manager of the Rossland Division.

Canadian Safety Achievement Award


CIMS receives national award for Safety Leadership & Innovation for the second year in a row!

The Canadian Safety Achievement (CS2A) is a national awards program developed by the GPMC/NMC designed to showcase exceptional health and safety performance of stakeholders within the confines of unionized maintenance industry.

CIMS went up against multiple contractors across Canada and was recognized as the sole winner of the William Warchow Award for the CIMS Leadership Academy.

When strategy and culture collide, culture wins every time.  To use this concept to our advantage, CIMS has purposely redefined the concept of “leadership” within our organization.  To us, LEADERSHIP has nothing to do with where you are in the hierarchy or how many people report to you or whether you sit at the front reception desk or manage projects or coordinate safety training.  LEADERSHIP at CIMS is about the way each and every one of us chooses to behave, how we choose to look at and solve problems, and how we deeply understand the contributions that each of us makes to the success of the business.

This “boot camp” style leadership development program our intent is to ensure that every CIMS employee has the opportunity to develop their leadership skills and to foster our safety culture to create:

  • A leadership culture where safety is understood and accepted as a value at all levels within the organization
  • A healthy and safe workplace that promotes employee well being
  • An environment where we are continually evaluating our safety culture, and asking “how can we get better as an organization?”

Our goal is to create a work environment where personnel are less likely to participate in at risk behavior and are more likely to provide safe solutions to the complex situations our project teams often find themselves in.