Earlier in the spring the team at Stelcrete opened their doors to welcome some students from Niagara College. These students are graduating students of the Construction Engineering Technology program, just like our own Mark Young, StelCrete Engineering Co-ordinator. The students made the trip to StelCrete in Welland, Ontario to get a look at the production side of the rebar/steel industry and to learn about the many aspects of this business so the students are aware of what opportunities could be available to them upon graduation.
The Keeyask Project is a hydroelectric generating station that is being developed in a partnership between Manitoba Hydro and Manitoba First Nations. Salit Steel was awarded the contract to be the primary supplier and installation of rebar for the Keeyask Generating Station in Northern Manitoba. Once completed, The Keeyask Generating Station will be a source of renewable energy providing approximately 695 megawatts of capacity and producing an average of 4,400 gigawatt hours of electricity each year.
In 2017, Salit Specialty Rebar, known as SSR, consolidated from two plants into one. We closed our Niagara Falls facility and moved all staff and operations to our Buffalo facility in order to increase productivity by reducing material handling time and promoting easier communication.
Before the big move SSR renovated the Buffalo office, and transformed approx. 6,000 square feet of previously unusable space into SSR’s headquarters. If you take a look at the pictures you’ll see that they even used some stainless rebar in the interior design! This is the first time that all staff have worked from the same office.
During the Month of December Salit Steel locations across Canada took on the challenge of “Food Fabrication”. Working in teams, the challenge was to build something out of food items that then would be donated to a local Food Bank. There were a few parameters for this challenge and to keep thing interesting, and bonus points were offered if a team chose to recreate a Salit Steel project.
As you can see from the pictures, it turns out that we have a competitive bunch around here, and many creative team members who took on this challenge whole heartedly!