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President of Shopost Ltd. retires after 50 years in the steel industry

Surrounded by industry friends & colleagues, Rolke (third from the left) was honored at a CISC Manitoba networking event in April 2018 Wolfgang Rolke, a veteran of the Canadian steel industry, has announced his well-deserved retirement after an incredible career that has lasted nearly 50 years. Rolke held strong leadership roles during the length [...]

2018-05-08T17:14:37+00:00 May 8th, 2018|

CISC Quebec’s breakfast conference explores the advantages of hot-dip galvanization

On May 2, CISC Quebec hosted a breakfast conference on galvanization in downtown Montréal. This successful event gathered architects, engineers, fabricators, suppliers & specialty service providers, bridge authorities, municipal representatives and detailers from the steel construction industry. The distinguished speakers and panel of experts presented the overall advantages of hot-dip galvanizing for the protection [...]

2018-05-03T17:27:03+00:00 May 3rd, 2018|

President Trump pushes the tariff exemption deadline a final time

U.S. President Donald Trump's announcement on globally implemented tariffs shook the aluminum and steel industry in early March of this year. However, U.S. allies, Canada and Mexico, were granted a temporary exemption until May 1, 2018, while NAFTA agreements were being negotiated. On the eve of the original deadline set out, Trump announced an exemption extension [...]

2018-05-02T17:40:38+00:00 May 1st, 2018|

Manitoba’s Bill 218, the Prompt Payments in the Construction Industry Act, passes second reading

Manitoba's Bill 218, the Prompt Payments in the Construction Industry Act, has passed its second reading with a unanimous vote! All parties in Manitoba, including the Liberal, NDP and PC parties, demonstrated an understanding of the issues that arise due to delayed payments, as well as their sympathy for those affected by it. Bill 218 was [...]

2018-05-02T15:15:12+00:00 April 25th, 2018|

CISC Manitoba’s networking event builds bicycles for local charity & celebrates sustainable steel

CISC Manitoba hosted Sustainable Communities; Sustainable Construction, a steel recycling networking event on April 19 at the Canadian Museum of Human Rights in Winnipeg. This unique event not only inspired and educated the local steel industry on regional and national steel recycling initiatives, but also encouraged attendees to give back to their community--and to [...]

2018-04-30T16:47:47+00:00 April 20th, 2018|

DIALOG’s Jeff DiBattista gets candid about technology in the steel industry

On April 17, CISC Alberta hosted their Spring Steel Design Forum 2018 in Edmonton. Featured guest speaker, Jeff DiBattista, P.Eng., Ph.D., MBA, Practice Principal at DIALOG, discussed the changing landscape of the steel design and construction industry with an emphasis on technological advancement. With a thorough assessment of the past several decades, DiBattista demonstrated [...]

2018-05-04T10:35:06+00:00 April 17th, 2018|

Manitoba’s Bill 218, The Prompt Payments in the Construction Industry Act, passes first reading!

On April 11, Bill 218, The Prompt Payments in the Construction Industry Act, was introduced by Reg Helwer, MLA from Brandon West, alongside the Manitoba Prompt Payment Coalition (MBPP). At this time, there is no system that protects contractors and subcontractors in Manitoba from delayed payments. Bill 218 will finally put our tradespeople at ease while [...]

2018-04-16T17:15:30+00:00 April 13th, 2018|

Ontario’s Bill 194, Fairness in Procurement Act, receives Royal Assent

Ontario has passed Bill 194, Fairness in Procurement Act, 2018, which will restrict procurement opportunities for companies from states in the U.S. that have or will pass the Buy American Act. Currently, Texas and New York have put in place legislation geared at iron and steel. Regulations have already been proposed to protect Government entities who [...]

2018-04-10T17:10:58+00:00 April 10th, 2018|

FYI: PSPC is providing payment disclosure on federal construction contracts

Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) is continuing to ensure that the workers and tradespeople who make up the Canadian construction industry are being given a fair opportunity to succeed. PSPC is making records available to the public, detailing when payments will be made to prime contractors working on federal construction projects worth $100,000 or more. [...]

2018-04-23T16:17:17+00:00 April 6th, 2018|