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January / February Edition 2019

It's in! As many of you probably remember a film crew from Workforce Planning Board of York Region came to film our company. Please have a look at the finished product. Thank you to everyone that helped out with the video and made it a success. A special shout out/thank you goes to Dan Hertz for being in the video. Thank you everyone! Hope you enjoy it.
A Look Ahead!
Are Hydraulic Gantries a Luxury or Necessity?
Hydraulic gantries were something that was once a luxury on job sites but is now consider almost a necessity. Hydraulic Gantries have become a standard piece of equipment in the lifting industry. It is due to their versatility, efficiency and cost effectiveness.

The telescopic hydraulic lifting systems have become a necessary application for almost all installations. But why? What sets them apart from more traditional methods and how have they improved on applications like a crane or strand jack? 

Matcom Fun and Games
The Lego Game!



The Lego Game has been put on pause, a new game has been created and rules will be sent out in March! The 1st place winner for January was Daniela Tucci!
Field Staff Draw!
Field Staff it is that time again! The winner of the random draws for the month of January and February are Dan Hertz and Leon Salmon! Please come by and collect your gifts when you can. Don't worry next month there will be another winner! Stay tuned cause it could be you.

If you've been selected as this months random draw prize winner. Please come upstairs and see Alexander McCleave to collect your prize!
Matcom Giving Back
March Food Bank Donations
For the month of March Matcom has decided to help out Vaughan's food bank. Let's all kick off the spring the right way and give back to those in need. There are so many people in our community that have to choose between heat, shelter and food. Let's as a family give back to those in our community and make sure that we do our part in supporting those in need. There will be a box placed beside reception for all non perishable food donations.
Stay in the Know!
New Program Helps Workers Stay Safe When Travelling!
Ontario employers have a new way to keep their workers safe while driving, walking or biking for work. The En Route to Safety program helps businesses create traffic safety programs for their workplaces with the goal of reducing motor vehicle incidents, injuries and fatalities.

Distracted Driving Laws Implemented in Ontario!

When you aren’t focused on the road, things can happen fast.
Using your phone to talk, text, check maps or choose a playlist while you’re behind the wheel all count as distracted driving – and they put you and others at risk. Other activities like eating, reading or typing a destination into a GPS are also dangerous when you’re behind the wheel. It doesn’t matter if you’re on a highway or stopped at a red light – distracted driving could cost you.
Local News
Vaughan Public Library Board Wins Prestigious Joyce Cunningham Award

The Vaughan public library board is this year’s recipient of the Ontario Library Association’s Joyce Cunningham Award. Also known as the Public Library Board of the Year Award, it is presented to a public library board that's demonstrated a high level of collaboration and innovation to produce outstanding results.
Matcom Employees!
We would like to welcome two new employees to the Matcom Family, please give a warm welcome to Dave King and Jeff Boudreau ! We are excited to have them board as part of the our ever growing family. If you see them in around the shop make sure to stop and say hi! Also, next week Victoria O'Neil will be joining the Matcom family as a new member of our Health & Safety Team.
If you know of someone that you think would be a good fit here at Matcom please do not hesitate to contact Natasha Lewis at nlewis@matcom.com. Explaining why you believe the person would be a good fit and remember to send their resume as well.
Industry News
Trade School Resurgence With Welding Investments

Trade school resurgence with welding investments. Two new labs push to meet welding and fabricating needs. George Brown College in Toronto has a long history of opening its doors to welding apprentices!

George Brown College in Toronto has a long history of opening its doors to welding apprentices requiring a place to achieve their in-class requirements. But it has been some time since the college has offered a post-secondary program for welders.

That will all change soon, when it launches its one-year welding techniques program.
It was with this program in mind that the college began planning its new Smart Welding Lab at the Centre for Construction and Engineering Technologies (CCET) at the college’s Casa Loma campus.

Extras!
Stay Connected!
There are so many exciting and new things happening at Matcom, so stay connected via our revamped social media channels. Be sure to like and follow us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

If you have something to share we would love to hear from you! Reach out to Alexander McCleave with your story ideas for the next newsletter.