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NMB COVID-19 Memo

As Canada and the world contends with the evolving Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, Northern Mat & Bridge (NMB) would like to reassure you that the Health, Safety and well-being of our employees, clients, contractors and their families is our top priority.

Northern Mat & Bridge’s safety program commits to protecting our employees, clients, subcontractors, visitors, the public and the environment.  We are doing so by actively monitoring and adapting to the COVID-19 developments through information from local health agencies, the different levels of governments across the country and the World Health Organization, as they collectively work to contain the spread of COVID-19.

Northern Mat and Bridge would like to let everyone know that we are fully operational, but also assure our clients that we have taken a number of precautions and set in place a mitigation plan to deal with the COVID-19 Pandemic. Northern Mat & Bridge has:

  • Initiated a tracking and reporting program for any employees that have traveled outside of the country, have had contact with other individuals returning from other countries, or are showing signs of illness to ensure they are self-isolating for 14 days
  • Kept employees and contractors informed through regular COVID-19 updates on protecting themselves and those around them, including hygiene and social distancing.
  • Cancelled all conferences and non-essential travel until further notice
  • Made arrangements for our employees in 14 day self isolation to work remotely from home, including remote, online training programs for our field employees, with the goal that none of our team is impacted financially
  • Restricted access to all of our offices and facilities to the general public and our own staff who are not based in those facilities
  • Practiced social distancing in all facilities through adjustments in work flow processes and moving to tele and video conferencing
  • Adjusted Tool Box Safety meetings where they will be read verbally to the site crews by the supervisor
  • Adopted additional cleaning and sanitizing protocols to have our operators clean their equipment controls, door handles e before and after each shift to reduce any potential spread of the virus.
  • Developed and tested remote work from home processes for all back end staff to facilitate a seamless transition in paper flow should office closures be warranted

All these measures are being taken with health and safety as our top priority, for continued project execution to our clients. NMB will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation and make informed decisions and adjustments to our policies and mitigation plans as we see necessary. Please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions you may have.

Scott Henderson

President

CAWIC and Northern Mat & Bridge LP

 

 

Northern Mat & Bridge LP is a growing organization of 7 offices spread across the country that are committed to safety, ongoing education and advancement to all of employees, fostering the benefits of working in a positive and productive work environment. We’re excited to announce our sponsorship and support of the Canadian Association of Women in Construction!

“The Canadian Association of Women in Construction (CAWIC) is a not-for-profit organization with the mandate to facilitate the long term success of women in Canada’s construction related fields such as general contracting, trades, building products, architecture, engineering, interior design, and professional services. To accomplish this, CAWIC is in the process of developing and implementing a variety of programs and services for women in construction-related fields including, but not limited to, the following:”

  • Affiliate programs
  • Bursary programs
  • Community outreach programs
  • Educational seminars and workshops
  • Fund raising
  • Industry research and information exchange
  • Liaison with industry, educational institutions, and trade and professional associations
  • Mentoring programs
  • Networking events
  • Press releases

For more information on CAWIC and how the they continue to enhance the success of women in construction you can read more here: http://www.cawic.ca/

Our products and people, have made us one of the top Small & Medium Businesses in Canada to work for. We continue to explore ways to extend our brand in collaboration with associations that mirror our beliefs, working to achieve common goals. We are proud to be a Gold Member of The Canadian Association of Women in Construction. An association, geared towards inspiring and elevating Women in the Construction industry. We look forward to building a strong relationship with the CAWIC in years to come!

For more information on our relationship with CAWIC or on how you can get involved, please check out: http://www.cawic.ca/page-494144#.XmKkh6hKg2w

U-15 Dawson Creek Curling Champions!

Other than hockey, name a sport ingrained so deeply into the roots of our youth growing up in the North?

Dawson’s Creek U15 Junior Team Patterson would clearly choose Curling and for good reason!

From January 10 – 12th in Sexsmith Alberta, the final round of the Pomeroy Inn & Suites Curling Tour took place. Supported by Northern Mat & Bridge LP and Enbridge, the team lead by Skip Casey Patterson cruised by to win the Peace Country Crown at the Pomeroy Inn & Suites Curling Tour – Lake View Credit Union Junior Division! What makes this accomplishment even more satisfying for the team? It was their first time playing together as a team!

Next up for the team are the Provincial Qualifiers, hosted again in Dawson Creek from February 28 – March 1st. With a victory in the qualifiers, Team Patterson could see themselves at the U-15 Alberta Provincial Curling Championships in Rocky Mountain House from April 2 – 5th, 2020.

We want to wish Team Patterson and all the other competitors the best of luck at their upcoming competitions.

Northern Mat & Bridge LP awarded one of Canada’s Top Small & Medium Employers for 2019

April 12, 2019 – Today, Northern Mat & Bridge LP (NMB) was named one of Canada’s 100 Top Small & Medium Employers for 2019! This is the first time NMB has be awarded this achievement.

This award is part of the of the Canada’s Top 100 Project run by Mediacorp Canada Inc. (Mediacorp) and showcases the nation’s most innovate smaller employers and recognizes their outstanding achievements in creating exceptional and industry-leading workplaces. Winners were announced in a special edition magazine published in the Globe and Mail. The 100 winning workplaces are not ranked in any order.

Canada’s Top Small and Medium Employers is an editorial competition that recognizes the small and medium enterprises (SMEs) that offer the nations best workplaces and forward thinking human resource policies. Employers are evaluated by using these 8 criteria factors.

  1. Physical Workplace,
  2. Work Atmosphere & Social
  3. Health, Financial, & Family Benefits
  4. Vacation & Time Off
  5. Employee Communications
  6. Performance Management
  7. Training & Skills Development; and
  8.  Community Involvement

To determine eligibility , the Top 100 editors follow the SME definition used by Statistics Canada, limiting the competition to private-sector companies with under 500 employees.

The highlights of Northern Mat & Bridge LP award includes:

  • Northern Mat and Bridge LP invests in ongoing employee development with tuition subsidies for job-related courses and offers a variety of in-house and online training programs, including apprenticeship opportunities
  • Northern Mat and Bridge LP provides a variety of financial benefits, including profit-sharing and year-end bonuses for all, signing bonuses for some, generous referral bonuses , and matching RRSP contributions
  • Northern Mat and Bridge LP organizes a variety of social events throughout the year, including a golf tournament, Christmas Week Extravaganza, Christmas parties, a family skate event and a bowling night

“They involve your whole family here,” says Northrup, a husband and the father of two daughters, nine and 13. “We have family skates and pot-luck dinners. At Thanksgiving, the company gives each employee a turkey. At Christmas, there’s a party, and each kid gets a present. They even give our wives a gift.”

To read our full write-up please visit: Northern Mat & Bridge SME Award

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About Mediacorp Canada Inc.

Founded in 1992, Mediacorp Canada Inc. is the nation’s largest publisher of employment periodicals. Since 1999, the company has managed the Canada’s Top 100 Employers project, which includes 19 regional and special-interest editorial competitions that reach over 15 million Canadians annually through a variety of magazine and newspaper partners. Mediacorp also operates Eluta.ca, the largest Canadian job search engine, which includes editorial reviews from the Canada’s Top 100 Employers project and is used by seven million Canadians annually. Mediacorp also hosts the Top Employer Summit, Canada’s largest conference for senior-level HR professionals.

For Further Information, please contact:
Braydon Ouellet, Sales & Marketing
bouellet@northernmat.ca
1-780-538-4135

2019 ACSA Annual Achievement Awards

The 2019 Annual Achievement Awards Luncheon for the Alberta Construction Safety Association was held on Saturday, March 16, at the Delta Edmonton South.

Northern Mat & Bridge’s own Kendall Kenig was awarded with the 2019 Pacesetter Award! This award recognizes safety professionals for their outstanding service to their Regional  Safety Committee, and for their commitment to and leadership in promoting health and safety within their communities.

More information on the award ceremony here: http://www.youracsa.ca/news-events/annual-gala-awards/2019-acsa-annual-achievement-award-recipients/ 

Kendall is part of the Grande Prairie Regional Safety Committee that “provides guidance and assistance to companies within our community to develop and enforce health and safety programs. They also work together with these companies to raise awareness and focus on health and safety in our community and surrounding area.”

They help to promote safety in the workplace by:
– Participating and helping organize the Steps for Life Walk
– Partnerships with schools and the Grande Prairie Construction Association allow us to do
presentations and raise awareness in schools.
– Promoting Alberta Construction Safety Association Training & Events
Congratulations Kendall!

NMB Partners with the Prince George Cougars of the WHL

NORTHERN MAT & BRIDGE LP TICKET INITIATIVE

PRINCE GEORGE, BC- The Prince George Cougars Hockey Club is proud to announce a ticket partnership with Northern Mat & Bridge LP.

Northern Mat & Bridge and the Cougars share the same philosophy of being a positive and supportive partner in the community and are proud to announce a program to bring youth sports teams to Cougars’ games this season.

Northern Mat & Bridge has purchased 300 tickets to be given to youth sports teams in communities west of Prince George. Communities that are eligible include: Vanderhoof, Fort St. James, Fraser Lake, Burns Lake, Houston, and Smithers.

“We are proud to partner with a likeminded business such as Northern Mat & Bridge. We were thrilled when we heard of their idea to bring youth sports teams from neighbouring communities to Cougars’ games. It’s businesses like Northern Mat & Bridge that are part of the fabric that makes Northern B.C. a special place to live” stated Vice President, Business Andy Beesley.

President of Northern Mat & Bridge, Scott Henderson, says it’s important for his company to pay back the support they’ve received, “Giving back in communities that we do business in is extremely important to Northern Mat & Bridge. We know that our work would not be successful if it wasn’t for the hard-working people in the region. Providing tickets to Cougars’ games for youth sports teams in these communities is an opportunity we couldn’t pass up. We’re proud to be a community partner in Prince George and the surrounding area.”

Youth sports teams wanting to enquire about this ticket program can contact Account Executive Caleb Wilson at 250-596-9965, or email caleb.wilson@pgcougars.com. You can visit the PG Cougars website to find more information at www.pgcougars.com