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.

Sincerely,

Brad Mason, President

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At DMS, our customers come first, and when they voice their opinions on how we can be of better service, we listen.

We listened to our customers and grew our capabilities by making a major acquisition. By listening, we learned that there was a gap and shortage of good Electrical Contractors in the Industrial market.  As a result, we acquired an already established and successful electrical contractor.

We saw this as a natural fit. It easily compliments our current capabilities and allows us to provide even better project management/project delivery while meeting schedule and controlling costs – safely.  It just made sense.

The synergies were obvious – we’re already on site and it enables us to grow our existing skill set, maximize our operations and offers our valued customers better communication, better project management, more control, lower costs and as a result, your projects are much easier to manage.

We’re excited about this acquisition, our next steps and our new logical growth into the Electrical Industrial market.  It was something our customers wanted so for us it was easy, we just simply listened and delivered.

In the end, it’s all about Successful Project Delivery, and we couldn’t be prouder to show just how successful our delivery can be.

To learn more about how DMS can provide you with expert industrial construction service, contact us today in Winnipeg, Manitoba and Regina, Saskatchewan

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DMS Mechanical - Alzheimer Society GalaDerksen Mechanical Services is proud to be part of the Winnipeg community, and our commitment extends to supporting charities.

Recently, DMS lent its support once again to the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba as a sponsor of “A Night to Remember in Ireland”, the theme for their annual gala in 2014.

The Society was founded roughly 30 years ago with a clear mission. As stated on their website, the Society aims to “alleviate the individual, family and social consequences of Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders while supporting the search for a cure.”

Through community awareness, individual, family and professional education, support programs and research funding, the Society has become a major support for Manitoba families who are struggling with dementia care and brain health.

To learn more about the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba, visit their website.

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At Derksen Mechanical Services (DMS), we’re proud of our Winnipeg roots.  We’ve grown, however, into midwest Canada’s premiere provider of engineering and installation services in a number of industries.  With AJP Engineering and CQI Inspections, and can now offer a complete solution to our clients, working with them on their projects from inception to completion.

Our journey has taken us westward.  When we were looking for another office, Regina seemed to be a natural choice.  We see the potential in Saskatchewan, a province rich in resources and wise in its development strategy.  Doubtless, Saskatchewan will be a big part of western Canada’s future.

We’re very proud of the work we’re doing at George Gordon First Nation, in which we’ve partnered with George Gordon Developments to form Wicehtowak Mechanical Services.  We’re working at K+S Legacy, the first new Greenfield potash mine in Saskatchewan in almost 40 years.

DMS is very happy that our office in Regina is allowing us to expand further west.  We are one of the fastest growing mechanical contractors, specializing in industrial piping and equipment construction.  Our client list includes many companies that are leaders in their fields.  Among them are LaFarge, Nexen, Simplot, and Hudson’s Bay Mining Company.
Whether you’re a giant in your business, or an ambitious start-up, we want to help you make your next project exactly what you hope it can be.

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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Derksen Mechanical Services is looking for an ambitious individual to join our team. If you like a challenge, this could be the opportunity for you! We are a fast-paced construction company that is growing rapidly.

We are currently looking for a Mechanical Project Manager/Estimator/Millwright.

Responsibilities include estimating and project management. We are looking for an individual with at least 5 years progressive estimating experience in Industrial Mechanical  and a minimum of 10 years trade experience in the Industrial Construction Industry. Preference will be given to candidates that possess both relevant trade experience

Our company culture includes an environment that values your ideas, teamwork and dedication. We offer our employees excellent compensation packages including pension, health, dental and vision benefits to correspond with your experience level and the contributions made to the team.

To learn more about this exciting opportunity with Derksen Mechanical Services, click here.

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Too many companies view maintenance as an afterthought.  After all, breakdowns don’t happen very often, and when they do the in-house maintenance guys will get it up and running as fast as they can, right?

Well, yes.  But the true cost of a breakdown is not just the price of the repair, or even the lost productivity.  Frequent breakdowns give your employees and customers the idea that your company “just doesn’t care” about important things, like investing in preventive maintenance.  This frustration can eat away at the bottom line faster than most people realize.

Derksen Mechanical Services helps some of Western Canada’s largest companies avoid lost production time by performing regular inspections, preventive maintenance (including periodic “shut down” operations), and emergency repairs. We also provide support to and augment in-house maintenance staff.

Scheduled Maintenance Shutdowns
We’ve been involved in annual maintenance turn-arounds for many companies, including Husky Oil, Koch Fertilizer, and Canexus (Nexen Chemical).  We’re involved in all stages of the process, work diligently to plan, execute, and report regularly to ensure that costs (time and money) are managed effectively.

Inspections

Our certified inspectors can help you ensure the smooth and safe operation of important components like pressure vessels, pressure valves, cranes, crane rails and hoisting equipment. We’ll help you stay abreast of code changes and keep your facility compliant and safe.
Repairs

Breakdowns happen, and when they do, we’ll be there.  DMS has access to professionals across the trades, and can deploy the right people in a timely fashion, reducing downtime in increasing confidence in your operation.

Learn more about DMS’s maintenance services on our dedicated page.  To start a conversation about the services DMS can offer that will help reduce the headache of maintenance and improve up-time and safety for your operation, contact us online or by telephone at our Winnipeg or Regina offices.

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Graduating? Ready to Work in a Trade? Consider DMS.

If you’ve put in the work to ready yourself for a career in a trade, you already know that there are going to be plenty of opportunities out there for you. As the Globe and Mail reported last October, Canada can expect a shortfall of 1.3 million skilled workers by 2016. This study, by the Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters, forecasts 219,000 retirements in the construction industry between now and 2020.

Trade school enrollments are up, but the completion rate hovers somewhere near 50%.
For you, a new graduate, this spells opportunity.

At Derksen Mechanical Services (DMS), we have more to offer than the average employer. Our company is large, and our client list is impressive – we do work for many leaders in their industries, including Simplot Foods, Hudson Bay Mining and Smelting, Nexen Chemicals, and Manitoba Hydro. We provide Construction, Fabrication, and Maintenance services to companies that are giants in their fields.

We work at their facilities, and at our own fabrication shop in Winnipeg. We employ welders, plumbers, electricians, millwrights and many other trades. Like many other companies, we’re actively looking for the right people to fill our needs, especially in the trades. The thing that separates us from the competition, and makes us a company that you want to work for, is our vision:

We choose to be the premier engineering, construction, and project management company in our chosen markets.

We will do so by hiring highly motivated, organized, and forward-thinking individuals. We will provide these people with the opportunities they need to become the best in the business.

Think you’d like to work at DMS? Learn more about us, then forward a resume to us by email at accounting@derksenmechanical.com.

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Derksen Mechanical Services, in partnership with Wolseley Canada’s Winnipeg division, was pleased to be part of the Gifts of Grace Street Mission’s one-year celebration on July 11. Providing our support was more than just in the form of sandwiches and hot dogs, coleslaw and desserts – it was a renewed show of dedication to a grass roots Winnipeg cause that provides meals, year round, to those less fortunate in our city.

To learn more about Gifts of Grace Street Mission, visit their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/GiftsofGraceStreetMission/photos_stream or their website at http://stsaviourschurch.com/gifts-of-grace-street-mission/

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At DMS, we are committed to providing a safe and healthy workplace for all of our employees, which is why we are so excited to announce that we have reached a milestone. DMS has recently achieved 1 million manhours without a lost time injury from January 1, 2011 to March 31, 2013!

Everyone plays an important role in workplace safety, and we are proud to recognize our employees commitment and dedication to reaching this record-breaking milestone.

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We are pleased to announce our participation in the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba’s Memory Walk on June 13th this year! Our team DMS Industrials consists of Derksen Mechanical, AJP Engineering, Canadian Quality Inspections staff and their families.

The walk will begin at The Forks and will consist of two paths walkers can choose from, a 3.5 km and 5.5 km route, ending at the Scotiabank Stage for a brand new entertainment segment of the event. Folk Roots band The Sturgeons and local Singer/Songwriter Katie Murphy will take the stage in celebration of what will be a successful and fulfilling walk!

Visit the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba’s page to learn more on how you can participate in the Memory Walk.

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