For Graham Group Ltd., it is essential to have control over elements such as schedule and budget. That is why the company is self-performing much of the work required for the Waterloo Wastewater Treatment Plant renovation project in Waterloo, Ontario. The general contractor has one of several contracts for the plant’s renovation, which includes the construction of a headworks and biosolids facility, Project Manager Dave Gerrard says.
With logging a major portion of the economy in Revelstoke – which is about a 6-hour drive north of Vancouver – wood is the dominant theme in its new elementary and high schools. But more importantly, the local wood mill cogenerates the material for heating the schools.
The regional municipality of Waterloo treats about 170 million litres of wastewater each day for local municipalities including the city of Kitchener, Ontario. That figure is likely to increase because of a growing population. As a result, the region has embarked on a large capital improvement program to improve and expand its wastewater treatment capabilities at the Kitchener Wastewater Treatment Plant.
Frendel Kitchens Ltd. primarily serves the greater Toronto area. The family operated company was founded by Tony Deltin in 1968. It had humble beginnings, operating from a garage in downtown Toronto. Drive, persistence and sheer hard work contributed to the early success and growth of the company. With Tony’s wife, Carole, diligently at his side, they developed strong relationships with their many customers and suppliers, and over the years, they transformed Frendel into one of the largest kitchen manufacturing facilities in Ontario. Growing up in a kitchen cabinet business, it was natural that their children – Mark, Robert and Greg – would follow suit and contribute their individual talents to the company.
Founded as a mechanical system service company that soon moved into new construction and dropped service, Faria Mechanical Ltd. reestablished its service division during the economic slowdown and found it helpful to keep employees busy. Now the service division operates alongside the construction division at the company, where new construction is starting to pick up again.
With a sleek and contemporary design, a location just minutes away from one of Canada’s most vibrant cities, and a host of building and unit amenities, it’s easy to see why The Affinity is already living up to its name in the hearts of homebuyers. With one of its two high-rise towers more than 90 percent sold and sales moving briskly on its second, the Burnaby, B.C., condominium development promises to be a vibrant, lively home for hundreds of residents when occupancy begins in 2012.
Western Canada’s largest manufacturer and distributor of door weathersealing products is expanding its offerings and territory internationally. The DS Group of four companies hopes to hit its 2011 sales goal of $15 million in part by expanding into the Latin American markets including Mexico, Costa Rica, Brazil, Chile and the Dominican Republic, owner Chris Kamensek says.
According to Statistics Canada, Barrie, Ontario, is the fastest-growing metropolitan area in the country, growing at four times the national average. The population near Barrie’s Royal Victoria Hospital (RVH) has grown twice as fast as the provincial average. This rate of growth is expected to continue, and by 2021, Barrie should have approximately 176,000 residents within the larger Simcoe County, which will grow to 580,000 residents.