2020 CIMS President’s Award Winner

This award was created to recognize a single outstanding CIMS employee or team who pursues operational excellence, elevates CIMS to new levels of success and exemplifies our core values:

Our People, Our Promise, Our Passion!

From sending all our people home safe every day, building things right the first time, reducing costs, doing what we say we will do, and working in an open and honest manner with all our internal and external customers, the CIMS President’s Award winner demonstrates what can be accomplished when we work together.

We are very excited to announce that our 2020 CIMS President’s Award winner is Shelly Bidlock.

Shelly joined CIMS in August of 2014 as the Regional EHS Manager for our Alberta operations, in September 2017, she was promoted to EHS Manager for Western Canada, and in October 2019, she assumed the role as the Director of Health and Safety. Shelly graduated from CIMS The Leadership Academy and is a member of our elite Leadership Excellence Program.

This year was a very difficult year from a Health and Safety point of view. We had to learn about COVID – 19 and learn how to keep our people safe and still get the work done in a timely fashion.

Shelly was our Dr. Bonnie Henry for CIMS, we had daily briefings that she led where she was knowledgeable, calm, and kind. Shelly is well respected in our organization and we are very proud of her accomplishments. Congratulations Shelly!

Pictured below: Shelly Bidlock receiving her award from CIMS’ President, Herb Gill

CIMS Women in Trades Leadership Award Winners

CIMS is dedicated to creating and supporting an environment where individual differences, contributions and experiences are valued and shared. A huge congratulations goes out to our very own Vicky Mihopoulos, Jen Duguay, Deidra Hardy and Callie Chatton for consistently striving for excellence and demonstrating an extraordinary commitment to the CIMS Mission, Values & Goals. This group of CIMS leaders received the CIMS Women in Trades Leadership Award last week in Rossland, BC by the CIMS Knowledge Sustainability and Innovation Department.

Statements from the award winners peers;

“Their safety records and understanding of the CIMS family and safety culture is constantly shared with their work partners. With our ever diminishing work force it his been my pleasure to work side by side with each and every one of them with what they bring to the table.”

“They show up every day with a smile on there face and have a great sense of job pride in everything they do, they are team players and everyone knows they can count on them”

“These leaders at CIMS are performing top notch work in what was once considered a “mans world” and they have blown that concept out of the water.”

Pictured above left to right Vicky Mihopoulos (Ironworker), Chris Balfor (PF GF), Jen Duguay (Iron worker), Deidra Hardy (Pipefitter) Mike Williams (Kootenay Division Construction Manager), Callie Chatton, (Labor GF), Marc Boudreau (Iron Worker Superintendent)

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.