Metal-Tech Industries Inc., Winnipeg, Manitoba
Since 1984 Metal-Tech Industries Inc. has been rated wall. This was accomplished by using 24
a leader in the metal fabrication business. gauge Storm Seal liner panels. The ﬁnishing
This summer, Metal-Tech will be moving into touches including the front and side facade,
their new location in Winnipeg’s St. Boniface gables and eave trims were ﬁnished in Heron
Industrial Park, their third location in the Blue QC8330, wall trims and door openings in
company’s 25 year history. Bone White QC8273 and liner trims in White/
Construction on the new 30,000 square foot
facility began in early 2009, during one of North Perimeter Construction Ltd. was the
“Winter-peg’s” coldest months, January. design/build contractor on the project. This
Winnipeg based company was established in
For 34 days in March, the site was heated
1986. As a full service construction company,
with Herman Nelson portable heaters to get
North Perimeter offers their customers a wide
the frost out of the ground. Originally, glycol
range of services, including 3D renderings.
was used but crews quickly realized there was
Below is an Autodesk® Revit® rendering of
simply too much snow and ice, 7’ to be exact,
the Metal-Tech building. North Perimeter
for the glycol to work. Once the ground was
uses this architectural software to help clients
thawed, the slab was poured. The thaw time
explore design concepts during the early
allowed for ﬁnishing touches in the ofﬁces.
stages of a project. They ﬁnd the software
Steelway provided the structural steel framing helps maintain a client’s vision from design
for this build. The 150’ long x 200’ wide to construction.
x 24’ high building features a Galvalume
North Perimeter Construction Ltd.
24 gauge RTL-24 standing seam roof with
26 gauge Bone White QC8273 Storm Seal North Perimeter is one of Steelway’s newest
narrow rib wall panels. The inside of the authorized builders in western Canada. We
building is ﬁnished with 26 gauge Bone welcome them to the Steelway family.
White QC8273 Storm Seal narrow rib liner
panel. The building required a one hour ﬁre
2009 Steelway Golf Tournament
The tournament was held on Saturday, June 20 at the Kettle
Creek Golf and Country Club in Port Stanley. There were 99
golfers in attendance: 59 Steelway employees, 28 suppliers and
12 authorized Steelway builders.
Due to the overwhelming support of our suppliers and builders,
every golfer left with a prize. Some of the prizes included a
20” wide screen ﬂat panel monitor, a desktop printer, a food
processor, golf bags, iPods, tool sets, X-Box games, cooler bags,
gift cards, golf balls, T-shirts and hats.
Golfers had the chance to “double their money” at hole #17,
the tournament’s charity wagering hole. Participants wagered
$2 or $5 to put and keep their ball on the green. Only four
golfers were successful in keeping their balls on the green
and generously donated their winnings back to the event. The
charity hole raised almost $500 in support of the St. Thomas Special Thanks
Elgin General Hospital. Thank you to the Golf
Congratulations to the winning foursome from Reid & DeLeye committee and event
volunteers Brian Bohnert,
Contractors Ltd.! Nicole Debackere, Diane
Oostrom, Lisa Rivers and
Thank you to everyone FORE making this year’s tournament a
t Brandy Verbruggen.
Despite a bit of rain, the Steelway Golf
Tournament was a huge success. Each golfer enjoyed a
delicious steak dinner and went home with a fabulous prize.
Who Wants to Pay Income Tax…No one!
Tax-Free Savings Account (TFSA)
The TFSA is a registered savings account that allows taxpayers Within the TFSA you can hold just about anything including
to earn investment income, tax free. It is available for people term deposits, mutual funds and segregated funds or stocks.
age 18 and over. The maximum contribution per year is $5,000
A TFSA is very different from an RRSP. If you’re eligible to make
and any interest or growth is tax free. Although the maximum
RRSP contributions, it will generally be to your advantage to
contribution is $5,000 per year, you can contribute monthly with
contribute to both but every situation is different.
as little as $25/month. This can be set up with your Financial
Advisor, bank or credit union. It’s a good idea to see your ﬁnancial advisor to help ﬁgure out
which solution is best for you.
If you don’t use all of the $5,000 contribution room, any unused
room can be carried forward and added to the next year This article was written by Tammy J Buss, a Certiﬁed
Financial Planner with Buss Financial Group, and is
(similar to your RRSP). For example, if you open an account this
for information purposes only. The views (including
year and deposit $1,000, you still have $4,000 that gets added any recommendations) expressed in this article are
to next year’s room. That would leave you a total of $9,000 those of Tammy J. Buss alone. For more information
of contribution room for the next year. There is no limit on on any of the above, please call Tammy Buss or Jaime
the carry forward amount. This works great for long term Scidmore at Buss Financial Group at 519 672-6060 or
tammy@bussﬁnancial.ca or jaime@bussﬁnancial.ca
Buss is Steelway’s new ﬁnancial advisor on behalf of Desjardins.
Coming Soon RTL-24 Generation II Panel
Watch for these bright green installer a more accurate, easier to lock seam providing a more
stickers. They let you know that secure engagement when locked together. The complete panel
you have received the newest was redone to improve the angles and radii providing improved
investment by Steelway. Steelway modularity. A completely new set of tooling was purchased
is the exclusive manufacturer of for our rollformer from Metform International of Mississuaga,
the RTL-24 standing seam roof Ontario. The new Metform design decreases the wear on
in Canada. As a licensee of this the material eliminating scuff marks on painted products. It
product, we have access to all also allows better adjustments for our operators and is more
research and development that improves the quality of this efﬁcient to operate. This signiﬁcant investment ensures Steelway
industry leading roof. The new Generation II seam provides the continues to provide the best products on the market.
Peter Flewelling Receives 2008 MBCEA Award of Merit
Peter Flewelling, Steelway’s U.S. representative, from New Steelway provided the structural steel framing and cladding for
Castle, New Hampshire has been elected to the Board of this build. The 72’ long x 70’ wide x 23’ high building features
Directors of the Metal Building Contractors and Erectors a Heron Blue QC8330 24 gauge RTL-24 standing seam roof with
Association (MBCEA) - New England chapter for 2009. 26 gauge Bone White QC8273 Storm Seal wide rib wall panels.
The gables and eave trims were ﬁnished in Heron Blue QC8330
MBCEA is a trade association that was formed in 1968 to provide
with the opening, corner and base trims ﬁnished in Bone White
programs and services, as well as to support the interests of
metal building contractors and erectors. The MBCEA proudly
boasts membership from virtually every segment of the metal Unique to this building is a 35’ x 72’ mezzanine and full height
buildings systems industry. glass entrance. The front entrance canopy is 7’-6” wide with
cantilevered columns and full sofﬁt. The building also includes
Last fall, Peter received a MBCEA Award of Merit at their
support and runway for a 10 ton monorail crane.
40th annual conference in Biloxi, Mississippi. The award was
in recognition of the recently completed Advanced Concrete Ricci Construction Company Inc. was the design/build contractor
Technology Building in Greenland, New Hampshire. on the project. This family owned construction ﬁrm based out
of Portsmouth, New Hampshire has been in business since 1935.
Located just 45 minutes north of Boston, Advanced Concrete
They provide a full range of construction services including,
Technologies, Inc. specializes in the design and manufacturing of
general contracting, construction management and engineering
custom batching and mixing plants. Their new North American
and architectural design. Their commitment to quality and
headquarters includes a state-of-the-art training center, and
customer service is the foundation upon which their business
serves as the hub for customer service, training, technical
is built today.
support, parts warehousing, sales and administration.
P Flewelling and
Peter Fl lli d
the recently completed
Building a Safety Net for the Internet - Tips for Parents
For children, personal technology devices such as computers, every opportunity to meet and get to know those friends AND
cell phones and Blackberries, provide a wealth of positive their parents.
information and connection to a greater community. In many • Remind your child that the Internet is public space and anyone
families, these are also providing convenient new ways for including college admissions ofﬁces, potential employers, and
children and grown-ups to keep in touch throughout the day even predators, can see what they’re posting online.
and to consult with one another as plans and schedules change. • Make sure your child knows that everything “on the web”
However, unsupervised technology use can also open a world is not necessarily legal. Talk to them about letting you know
of temptation and misinformation on topics such as drugs, sex, if they receive personal messages encouraging them to engage
and other risky behaviours. in illegal behaviours so that you can notify the authorities.
• Use technology to help monitor your child. See for yourself
Children want and need the kind of trust between themselves and
what’s posted on social networking sites (i.e. Facebook or
their parents and other care-giving adults that only a continuous
MySpace.com) your child visits by setting up your own account.
pattern or regular, healthy give-and-take communication can
If your child has a camera phone, have him/her send a picture
establish. But parents also need to know that their trust isn’t
of where he/she is and who he/she is with.
being violated. Children cannot always be counted on to use
• Talk to other parents about how they monitor their children.
digital technologies appropriately. Sometimes they stumble
Ask what has worked for them and what has not. Help each
into danger unknowingly. They need guidance and rules. Don’t
other to keep your children safe.
be uncomfortable with these tactics. Think of the online world
as a real neighbourhood. Adapted from: ParentingTips@TheAntiDrug.com – June 2009
Here are some tips to keep your child on the right track:
• Limit your child’s time spent online. Put computers in a common
area of the house so you can more easily monitor use. Different People, Different Needs.
• Be clear and consistent about what is off limits – and how
to handle information promoting drugs or sex. Discuss the
consequences for breaking the rules.
• Enforce the consequences. Children are less likely to break the
rules if the consequences are more meaningful to them.
• Learn about the digital devices your child uses. Know the
people who are listed in your child’s electronic phone book and
learn how to review recent calls and test messages. If a strange
number appears, ask about it.
• Visit your child’s website or personal blog. Review your child’s
proﬁle, pictures, video and music uploads. Check out the links
that your child includes on his/her page.
• Monitor your child’s e-mails, instant messaging and texts.
Know whom your child is communicating with online and use
Kids who are old enough
to punch in a few letters
on the keyboard can Conﬁdential Counselling for
literally access the world. Employees & Their Families
Your EAP provides you with confident access to a qualified
counselling professional who can help you resolve personal
and work-related problems - before they affect your health,
family, or ability to work.
Fees for EAP Services are fully paid by Steelway.
There is no financial cost to the employee.
Outside London 1-877-433-0701
After Hours and Weekends 1-800-668-9920
Announcements and Captured Moments at Steelway
Birth Announcements Steelway Supports MADD
Jamie Barber is the proud father of a baby boy named Anderson Every Tuesday in July, Steelway sold ice cream sundaes for $3
Barber. Anderson was born on July 10 and weighed 8 lbs 6oz. each in our lunchroom to support MADD (Mothers Against
A little brother to Clayton! Drunk Driving). All money raised will be used for a R.I.D.E.
program during the 2009 holiday season. Each program costs
Lucas Dawson is the proud father approximately $800.
of a baby boy named Ethan. Even with the unseasonably
Ethan was born on July 27 and low temperatures this July,
weighed 8 lbs 7oz. A little brother the Steelway employees still
to Julianna and Kiersten! treated their sweet tooths,
Ethan Dawson raising $240.00 for MADD.
Karen Reid is the proud grandmother of a baby girl named
Steelway also hosted a barbecue lunch in support of MADD on
Emilie Esther Woodman. Emilie was born on August 14 and
Wednesday, August 19th. For $6, staff enjoyed a hamburger,
weighed 7 lbs 5oz. A little sister to Nathan and Brooke.
fresh cut fries, a drink and ice cream sandwich. 58 people took
part in the barbecue, raising an additional $348 for MADD.
Our Sympathy The company has decided to donate the remaining money
Our thoughts go out to Darcey Westbrook, Brandy Verbruggen required to completely cover the cost of the ride program.
and their families for the loss of their loved ones.
2009 Photography Contest
Relay for Life - Memories of Glen White To further develop Steelway’s photo library and to celebrate
Celebrate. Remember. Fight Back — the motto for the 2009 the success of our builders, we are encouraging our builders
Canadian Cancer Society’s Relay For Life. Aylmer held its very to submit photos of projects during construction and as newly
ﬁrst Relay on June 26 and 27 at Saxonia Hall. A Steelway completed buildings. This contest is open to all authorized
team participated in this inspirational 12-hour overnight Steelway Builders and runs until December 31, 2009.
relay in memory of Glen White.
Submissions per building or project will receive:
Team captain Menno Hildebrand, would like to thank • a $10 gift card
everyone on the Steelway team and Jason and Bryan White • one ballot for the chance to WIN a new digital camera (the
for donating the team’s t-shirts, the Steelway tent and for winner will be drawn at random on December 31, 2009)
making a generous corporate donation. • the possibility of being featured in an upcoming issue of
Of the 13 corporate teams that participated in the event, the Steelway Connection
Steelway team was awarded “Best Costume Award” for their For additional information please contact: Veronica Lincoln,
“M*A*S*H” inspired team shirts and “Best Luminary Bag.” Marketing & Communications Coordinator at 519-765-2244,
This year’s event raised over $37,000. All the proceeds go to ext. 123 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
fund leading-edge cancer research in Canada and to support
community services that help people living with cancer and Cooperative Advertising Program
their families. Steelway Building Systems has developed a Cooperative
Help make cancer history by participating in next year’s relay Advertising Policy for all of our authorized Steelway Builders.
on June 25, 2010. This program includes, but is not limited to, newspaper,
magazine, Yellow Pages and internet advertising, printing
costs of promotional literature and logo decals on vehicles.
This program runs until December 31, 2009.
Projects submitted for approval may receive cost coverage of
up to 50%, to a maximum of $1,250 a year.
For additional information please contact: Veronica Lincoln,
Marketing & Communications Coordinator at 519-765-2244,
ext. 123 or email@example.com.
Halloween BBQ - October 29th & 30th
Adult Christmas Party - Saturday, November 21
Memories of Glen White Team Kids Christmas Party - Saturday, December 19
Don Huse, Rachel Huse, Karen Reid, Josh Vanrooy, Menno Hildebrand, Christmas BBQ - Monday, December 21
Joel Grace, Diane Oostrom, Bryanna Oostrom and Amie Mazak
2009 Steelway Family Picnic
Over 180 people enjoyed the Steelway Family Picnic held at Springwater
Conservation Area on the evening of Friday, July 24th.
Children and adults alike were entertained by a face painter, balloon
artist, paddle boats and canoes. The buffet dinner catered by the
Belmont Restaurant included delicious barbecued chicken, sausage,
salads, potatoes, hot dogs for the kids and dessert.
Thank you to the picnic organizers for all their hard work.
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t. 519-765-2244 7825 Springwater Road
f. 519-773-7398 Aylmer, Ontario N5H 2R4