The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment and Social Development and Minister for Multiculturalism, spoke at the 2013 Skills and Post-Secondary Education Summit hosted by The Conference Board of Canada. He emphasized the importance of encouraging students to consider in-demand jobs in the skilled trades and science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields, as well as the role of the Canada Job Grant in helping to fix the skills mismatch in Canada. He also announced funding for The Conference Board of Canada’s new Centre for Skills and Post-Secondary Education.

V-Gard® GREEN hard hat made from sugarcane reduces environmental impact 

CenturyVallen, a national supplier of safety and industrial MRO products and services, is excited to announce that it is now selling the world’s first “green” protective hard hat manufactured from sugarcane.

George Piscsalko, P.E., and Dean Cotton, with Pile Dynamics, Inc. (PDI) of Cleveland, and Gray Mullins, Ph.D., P.E., with the University of South Florida in Tampa, Fla., have received the prestigious 2013 NOVA Award from the Construction Innovation Forum (CIF).

The engineers and researchers received the award for the Thermal Integrity Profiler (TIP), an instrument that uses the heat generated by curing concrete to reveal the shape of cast-in-place concrete foundations. The initial research for the TIP was conducted at the University of South Florida. PDI formed a joint venture with Foundation and Geotechnical Engineering (FGE), of Plant City, Fla. to design the instrument and take it to market.

Selix Equipment Inc., the Sandvik Rock Drill dealer for Ontario and the distributor for Mc Drill Technology, makers of multipurpose construction drills and large piling drill rigs, would like to announce that John Cantin has joined the Selix team as territory sales manager for central, southern and south-western Ontario.

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