February is Black History Month
February 03, 2021
In Canada, the month of February is celebrated as Black History Month and in the spirit of this we are going to shortly reflect on last year and the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement. In 2020, we have seen the international rise of the BLM movement, which started in 2013 in the United States. This past year we saw protests across North America and the world in support of anti-racism and...
Bell Let's Talk
January 26, 2021
January 28th is Bell Let’s Talk Day; this is a day to discuss mental health, provide support to those who need it, and continue to work towards ending the stigma around mental health. According to a Nielsen Consumer Insights Survey, 84 percent of Canadians are now comfortable discussing mental health compared to 42 percent in 2012. While this is a positive increase, we need to continue working...
Be More Than a Bystander
January 12, 2021
In lieu of an Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) article this month, we’d like to focus on a “Train-the-Trainer” program called “Be More Than a Bystander”. “Be More Than a Bystander” is a renowned initiative launched in 2011 between Ending Violence Association of BC (EVA BC) and the BC Lions, created to increase men’s awareness and understanding about the impact of violence against women and...
Jackpot for Habitat for Humanity
January 05, 2021
Demolitions are nothing new for NorLanders, especially if you are a part of Pacific Demolition. There was nothing special about working on the refurbishment of an apartment building on Davie Street in early August 2020. However, an unexpected human impact of the renovation work came to light as demolition crews mobilized the site. Operating as a rental building since 1958, some tenants had...
Helping Kids Hit a Home Run, Together
December 22, 2020
NorLand acquired some new property in Port Kells in February 2020 and we are already using it to give back to our community. This property will be used mostly for Traxxon Rock Drills (TRD) and Traxxon Foundation Equipment (TFE), but also for Apex & Pro-Tech.. NorLand will be fully utilizing it next year (Spring 2021) as it will take time to upgrade it for our needs. NorLand may not be able to...
Training Portal Milestone
December 15, 2020
At NorLand, nothing is important than training our folks, increasing our safety awareness, and strengthening our culture. Recently, Gord McCrea completed our Efficient Driver Course which represents the 3000th completed course in our portal. Congratulations to Gord McCrea on this success, and congratulations to NorLand’s Health & Safety division for driving this initiative forward and...
CDI Construction Drilling Acquisition
December 07, 2020
In November of 2020, NorLand acquired CDI Construction Drilling. Founded in 2005, CDI is a privately-owned, specialty foundation drilling contractor and drill equipment rental company. Based in Duncan, B.C., CDI has great transportation solutions for shipping their equipment anywhere in the world. With a fleet of drilling equipment and an experienced team, CDI takes a lot of pride in their...
International Day of Persons with Disabilities
December 03, 2020
Today is the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, and the 2020 theme is “Not all disabilities are visible.” This means we’re focusing on spreading awareness and understanding of disabilities that are not immediately apparent. This includes mental illness, chronic pain or fatigue, sight or hearing impairments, diabetes, brain injuries, neurological disorders, learning differences and...
CKNW Kids' Fund Pledge Day 2020
December 01, 2020
Each year, CKNW Kids Fund has a pledge day where they receive donations; every dollar raised today goes towards enhancing the lives of children in BC living with physical, mental, and social challenges. NorLand donated $25,000 this year and has donated over $300,000 to date. Now, we're also challenging all construction companies in the Lower Mainland to make a donation! Click here to listen to...
Pro-Tech's Involvement in UBC Great Hall Seismic Upgrade
November 24, 2020
UBC's iconic Great Hall is a treasured landmark in Vancouver - but unfortunately, this structure is not seismically safe. Pro-Tech Industrial Movers has been working to move materials during this seismic upgrade project. It's pretty exciting to be part of the team working on such an iconic landmark! Click here to read the full story!