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 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 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 is celebrating 8 years incident and injury-free at Parkland. A big thank you to our site crew of Laborers, Boilermakers and Pipe Fitters for their hard work and dedication to the safety culture created down at the Parkland facility. Without them none of this would be possible!
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.
At CIMS we take pride in making every effort to ensuring our leaders are informed and specific training is continued for the benefit of consistent industry understanding.
Each year CIMS has Superintendent summits where Superintendents and successors are brought together in a learning, interactive environment to review where we have come in the last year and how we can improve together. These summits cover legal requirements, accountability, responsibilities, technologies and other interesting topics such as appropriate intervention, pre-incident prevention planning etc.
CIMS also has a significant list of online training programs such as foreman, general foremen and Superintendent training. We haven’t forgotten about the SSE/new and young workers either. CIMS has significant programs to bring both mentor and SSE/New and young worker together to help them understand the barriers which may arise and help the understand each other, millennial and traditional alike.
CIMS is currently rolling out Front Line Foreman Training this year. This is an added step where CIMS is introducing small pieces of training everyday to (5-minute foreman) which has historically been effective as the user remembers more of what they learn. The key here is to keep the topics interesting and listen to the feedback, improving as a team effort.