Building a successful turnaround requires proper project management techniques and experience.  Planning and development of the schedule is critical because a detailed schedule with clearly identified milestones that are fully understood by all members of the turnaround team, is the first step in achieving success. Continue reading

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Derksen Mechanical Services is proud to be part of the Winnipeg community, and our commitment extends to supporting charities.

On February 12, 2015 DMS lent its support once again to the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba as a sponsor of “A Night to Remember in Brazil”, one of the best charity Galas in Winnipeg.  It was another successful event and definitely a night to remember.  To view the community profile from the Winnipeg Free Press, click hereContinue reading

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At DMS Industrial, we have built our reputation by providing safe, reliable, and timely service to our clients.  We view our customers’ facilities as extensions of our own company, and strive to provide the best provider of engineering, construction, maintenance, and plant relocation services you can hire.

We take special care to learn as much as we can about the products and processes we use in the course of our business.  That’s why our people hold certifications in products made by Kito Canada Hoists and Cranes, Duct-O-Wire Crane Electrification Systems, and Columbus Mckinnon Hoists.  As part of our commitment to safety (that of our workers and yours) we are a certified Installer and Supplier of DBI Sala Fall Arrest Systems and Equipment.

We perform our own rigorous internal quality assurance, in addition to pursuing vendor certifications where available.  In the area of worker safety, we strive to be the industry leader, by adopting the most proactive stance possible.  We will use the right products and materials, and we will use them properly.

We are CORTM certified by the Canadian Federation of Construction Safety, and members of ISNetWorld, the global leader in contractor and supplier management.

Our commitment to excellence doesn’t end with DMS.  Our affiliate organizations, AJP Engineering and CQI Inspections are also concerned with providing the best for your organization.  Whether you represent an established giant in your industry, or an ambitious but unknown startup, you can benefit from the expertise that DMS provides.

To find out how to put DMS Industrial, our decades of experience, and our excellent relationships to work for you, feel free to contact us online.

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Saskatchewan is experiencing a period of fantastic growth.  In 2013, the province saw its population grow to over 1.1 million people, an all time high.  Saskatchewan boasts the lowest unemployment rate in Canada, and the province is in the midst of a three-year, 2.5 billion dollar infrastructure improvement.

At DMS Industrial we’re proud of the work we do for our clients in Saskatchewan, and we’re thrilled to continue to provide them with the services they need to continue driving the province forward. In recent years we have recently acquired AJP Engineering and CQI Inspection, and opened an office in Regina so that we can serve existing clients in Saskatchewan, and pursue new business there.

Our work in Saskatchewan has been very rewarding, including some groundbreaking work at the George Gordon First Nation, in which DMS has collaborated with George Gordon Developments to form Wicehtowak Mechanical Services.  We’re working together to develop the first new Greenfield potash mine in Saskatchewan in several decades.

DMS Industrial has committed to being the premier engineering, construction, and project management service provider in Western Canada.  We provide engineering, construction, procurement and project management services to industry leaders and up-and-coming concerns in sectors such as oil and gas, mining, petrochemical, hydro generation and food processing.  We recognize that development in Saskatchewan is going to be a big part of the growth of the West, and have worked hard to position ourselves where we can help.
Our Regina office is located at #300-1914 Hamilton St. Please don’t hesitate to contact us online or by telephone at (306) 586-1002.

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DMS is heading back on the road, but the drive is going to be a short one.

Starting Wednesday, DMS Industrial Constructor representatives are going to be at the 2014 Manitoba Mineral and Mining Conference. Taking place at the RBC Convention Centre, the conference this year focuses on the theme of ExplORE Manitoba. Events throughout the three-day extravaganza include several networking opportunities, information sharing sessions, product and service innovations and much more.

DMS will be onhand alongside investors, educators, mining community members and organizations and officials from a variety of governments both locally, nationally and internationally.

We’re proud to be taking part in ExplORE Manitoba and look forward to seeing you there.

To learn more about events DMS attends, contact our offices today.

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At DMS, we’re proud of our Winnipeg roots.

Despite our recent growth spurt, which has seen us acquire AJP Engineering and CQI Inspection so that we can now offer a complete slate of engineering, construction and maintenance services to some of Western Canada’s biggest and brightest companies, we are still thrilled by the opportunities we’ve had to work on some fantastic projects right here in Manitoba.

We’ve worked extensively for leaders in the oil and gas, mining, petrochemical, hydroelectric power generation and food processing industries.  We provide engineering, construction, procurement, and project management expertise for industry leaders like Simplot, Nexen, Canexus and Koch (Brandon), Glacier and Vale Inco (Thompson), Husky (Minnedosa) and Standard Aero in our hometown of Winnipeg.

We know that Manitoba plays a huge role in the economic success that Western Canada is currently experiencing, and thoroughly enjoy the ongoing opportunity that we have to be a part of it. Check out some of our projects to learn more.

If your company is a Manitoba business – whether an established “giant” or a new entrant to any of the industries that we service (which is just about all of them), we’d love to have a conversation with you.  At all stages of implementation, and for years beyond that in maintenance, DMS will view the success of your facility and business as our own.

Our Winnipeg office is located at 125 Higgins Ave.  To learn more about the services we provide, please don’t hesitate to contact us online or by telephone at (204) 668-4460.

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Energy costs are a big part of the balance sheet in any industrial operation, and despite Canada’s role as a leader in energy production, fuel costs here are very high.

Some of the most energy-intensive processes that industries engage in involve heating or cooling materials.  These materials are stored or transported, and any net change in their temperature is, in effect, a loss of efficiency in manufacturing, and in effect, the company’s money.

Rather than compensate for this loss by using extra fuel to heat or cool the material, over the long haul it will pay to increase the thermal efficiency of the process and utility piping, vessels, and tanks involved in the system.

DMS Industrial (Formerly Derksen Mechanical Services) is able to provide installation services through insulation group, a team of experienced professionals wit a passion for customer service.  In tandem with our engineers, they’ll determine the optimum type of insulation, quantity, vendor, and installation method.  Your well-insulated equipment will provide years of service, reducing costs in the long run.

DMS has become a go-to provider of construction, fabrication, and maintenance services to some of Western Canada’s leading companies – Lafarge, Husky, Nexen and Vale Inco among them.  DMS has access to service providers in all the major trades, and can become a part of your long-term facility management strategy.

To learn more about DMS and the services that we provide in your industry, visit our Services page.  To find out how DMS can help you increase the efficiency of your processes by improving the insulation on your piping, vessels, and ducts, contact us online or by telephone at our Winnipeg or Regina offices.

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DMS Industrial Constructors is pleased to announce a new career opportunity. We are currently seeking a Junior Project Manager / Estimator to join our established team of professionals.

Candidates interested in this opportunity should have 1-5 years experience and project management certification or MET certification is considered a valuable asset. If you’re a team player with strong analytical skills then this is the position for you!

Duties and responsibilities include monitoring project profitability, preparing and monitoring sub-contracts and tracking all project logs.

To learn more about the Junior Project Manager / Estimator opportunity with DMS Industrial Constructors, visit our Careers page.

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DMS is pleased to announce that we have begun searching for an A/R Accountant to join our office team.

This is your opportunity to join a growing, highly respected organization that values people and its community in a role that seeks 3-5 years experience.

We’re looking for the right person to manage payroll, invoicing and collection, month and year-end reconciliations and other accountancy duties.

The ideal candidate is a Level 3 CGA, has advanced Microsoft Excel skills and proven leadership experience.

To learn more about this accounting career opportunity with DMS, download the job description, then apply online!

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Dear Colleagues and Associates,

As we approach our 14th year in business, we would like to say a heartfelt thank-you to all of the suppliers, sub-trades, clients, and numerous others who have helped make Derksen Mechanical Services (DMS) Inc. one of the fastest growing Industrial Mechanical Contractors in western Canada.

The “Derksen” name has been synonymous with quality and value from Manitoba to British Columbia for over 50 years now, thanks to our sister company Derksen Plumbing and Heating Ltd.

As a fledgling start-up Industrial Company in 2001, it was important for DMS to associate itself with a long-established organization that was both known and trusted. Derksen Plumbing and Heating was very generous in allowing us to utilize the “Derksen” name, as it gave us immediate credibility within the marketplace.

Having said this, there are many times when having two Derksen companies, both performing mechanical work (albeit to different industry sectors) may have led to confusion for some. Often we receive contracts, invoices, tender requests etc. that were meant for each other.

Now that DMS is well known amongst its peers, and in order to remove future confusion, we are happy to announce that come September 1, 2014, Derksen Mechanical Services Inc. will become DMS Industrial Constructors Inc.

The name “Constructors” is certainly less restrictive than “Mechanical Services”, and will help define us as a company that has offered much more to our clients than just mechanical services. Rest assured that mechanical contracting (Piping, Millwrighting, Boilermaker work) will remain an important part of who we are and what we provide, however other services such as Prime and General Contracting, Electrical, Structural, Craning and Insulation Services, Procurement, Project Management, Mechanical and Structural Engineering, 3rd Party Instruction etc. will be represented under the umbrella of “Industrial Constructors”.

As this name is currently registered, you will start to see it utilized more frequently in the coming months, as we prepare for the September 1, 2014 legal name change date.

We appreciate your patience during this time of transition and look forward to our continued relationship with your organization.

Should you have any questions at all, please contact myself or any of our company representatives at your convenience.


Brad Mason, President

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