Capital's outstanding health and safety becomes COR certified
Capital is proud to announce that we have received the Certificate of Recognition (COR) for our outstanding Health and Safety Management System. This outstanding achievement makes Capital one of the few contractors in this area to achieve this designation. In late 2017, Capital completed a rigorous internal and external audit and each audit was comprised of 19 elements that make up the Health and Safety Management System (HSMS).
The COR program provides employers with an effective tool to assess their health and safety management system. COR is aimed at driving positive workplace behaviour and practices that lead to improved performance. The program began over 20 years ago in Alberta and while the bulk of COR is used in construction, the standard is used by major business sectors across Western Canada.
COR is often required for contracts with both public and private construction projects in Ontario and some municipalities expect their contractors to be registered with the COR program in order to qualify for bidding. Companies looking to bid on potential Ministry of Transportation (MTO) projects will need to be COR certified.
The process to becoming certified had four main steps, including registering to the COR program from Infrastructure Health and Safety Association (IHSA). After registration, Capital was required to send Rick Feddema, Health and Safety-Risk and Loss Manager, to multiple training days to qualify him as an Internal Auditor. Once the course was complete, Capital conducted an internal audit using the IHSA tools. The internal audit was reviewed and followed by with an external audit from the IHSA staff. The COR certificate is valid for three years and yearly internal audits by Capital must be completed to achieve a letter of good standing, verifying the training elements are met and maintained each year.
By achieving COR, Capital will be able to demonstrate to buyers that our health and safety management system has been developed, implemented, and evaluated on an annual basis. COR’s audit criteria is recognized by industries throughout Canada and Capital is now part of a nationwide network participating in and promoting health and safety excellence. This designation helps put Capital ahead in qualifying for certain projects, enhances our corporate image within the industry and community and showcases our strong commitment to maintaining our high health and safety management system.
Capital takes home two awards at OSSGA Conference
Capital was proud recipient of the Ontario Sand, Stone and Gravel Association (OSSGA) Community Relations Award as well as the Progressive Rehabilitation Award. Capital was also an honourable mention as Judges’ Choice. Every year OSSGA challenges the industry to raise the bar by highlighting operations that go above and beyond what is required by legislation. The OSSGA Industry Recognition Awards Program recognizes a wide range of activities that contribute to a progressive image by their aggregate producers and aggregate industry as a whole.
Capital was awarded the Community Relations Award for the Wellington Pit for the work at Sunrise Therapeutic Riding & Learning Centre. The Wellington Pit is located in Puslinch Township. The Community Relations Award is designed to recognize community relations efforts and is based on being a good neighbour, community involvement, media relations and community education.
The Progressive Rehabilitation and Judges’ Choice Award recognized our final rehabilitation at our Holman Pit. Capital completed the Holman Pit rehabilitation in the spring of 2017 and it is now returned to an agricultural property. The Holman Pit is located in Guelph- Eramosa Township. This award recognizes the ongoing progressive rehabilitation at sites in accordance to the original site plans and operational designs.
This year’s award winners were announced at the 2018 OSSGA Conference in February.
Capital Awarded 2017 Trillium Award
Capital Paving Inc was awarded the 2017 Trillium Award, given yearly by the Ontario Road Builders Association’s (ORBA) Ontario Asphalt Pavement Council. The award recognizes plants that go above and beyond the already “gold” standard required by the industry regulations. The Trillium award sets the standards by which all others are judged; good plant operators who are also good corporate citizens.
Capital completed a rigorous assessment process to meet the high standards. Every standard, including appearance, operations, environmental, safety and community relations was met and exceeded by Capital.
Since 2002, 76 plants have earned the Trillium Award and 72 have been recertified yearly. While other industries are just beginning to introduce environmental certifications and “gold” standards, the hot mix asphalt industry has been ahead of the curve and already meeting the strictest of guidelines. Being recognized as a Trillium Award winner recognizes that Capital is the best of the best.
Capital's first Sewer and Watermain Demonstration Day
Capital held its first Sewer and Watermain Demonstration Day in May. The demonstration showcased a typical Concrete Pressure Pipe (CPP) installation. Three crews from our Capital team were joined by our pipe supplier; Forterra Pressure Pipe Inc. who joined forces to install sections of CPP. Concrete Pressure Pipe is typically used for water or waste water transmission and distribution pipelines.
The process shown during the demonstration day will be implemented into several of our upcoming projects including the Reconstruction of Ottawa Street where we will install 2.6km of CPP and the Paisley Feedermain Project on the Silvercreek Parkway in Guelph. Both projects are expected to start in mid-June and are expected to be completed on schedule. We would like to thank everyone who came to the event including the Region of Waterloo, Forterra, MTE, the City of Guelph and three of Capital’s crews who helped along with the installation.
Build Your Career with Capital
Capital is known for Quality People and we are looking to add to the team. We are looking for employees in all areas, including asphalt labourers (rake-men, screed operators, skilled labourers), grading crews (foreman, grade-men, skilled labourers), and concrete crews (cement finishers, form setters, and skilled labourers). Also, looking for employees in our sewer and watermain department. This will include top men, pipe layers, skilled labour, and heavy equipment operators (excavators, dozers, and loaders).
Send in a resume to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line containing the ‘position’ to be considered.
You can also look at specific career opportunities on our career page to apply directly for a listed position.
Capital Achieved Platinum Member Status to Canada’s Best Managed Company Award.
With great pride, Geoffrey Stephens, Jim Kelly, Larry Wilson are excited to reveal that Capital Paving Inc. has just been named a Platinum winner of Canada’s Best Managed Companies for 2017. For Capital’s story to success go to www.capitalpaving.net/BestManagedPlatinum
Canada's Best Managed Companies continues to be the mark of excellence for Canadian-owned and managed companies with revenues over $15 million. Every year since the launch of the program in 1993, hundreds of entrepreneurial companies have competed for this designation in a rigorous and independent process that evaluates their management skills and practices. Platinum Club members are Winners that have maintained their Best Managed status for seven years or more.
Program sponsors are Deloitte, CIBC, Canadian Business, Smith School of Business and MacKay CEO Forums. For further information, visit www.bestmanagedcompanies.ca.
Thank you to all our great employees and clients that have been with us since our Best Managed Company road to success starting in 2009. We look forward to many more years of continued growth and success! Quality Construction by Quality People
Capital Donates 750 lbs of food to local charity
Capital's social committee once again set up our annual food drive to collect non-perishable food items for the Brant Avenue Neighbourhood Group in Guelph, Ontario. The Brant Avenue Neighbourhood Group is a non-profit organization of community members committed to building and sustaining the community by strengthening individuals and families, and ensuring healthy growth and development for every child. This charity is important to Capital with Julianna Stephens being an active volunteer for the group. Capital's employees collected 375 lbs of food at our annual Christmas party and the owners matched the contribution. This year Capital is proud to have donated 750lbs of food to this great charity. Congratulations to the social committee for another successful food drive.
Capital Achieves Significant Milestone – 1,000,000 Hours of No Lost Time Injuries
We are very pleased to announce that Capital paving has officially achieved One Million hours of no-lost-time injuries.
It has taken a cooperative and consistent effort from the entire team of managers, supervisors, foremen and workers at Capital during the last four years in order to achieve such a significant milestone.
Capital Paving is proud of this accomplishment for the precise reason that it means our workers returned home to their families at the end of each work day with no serious injuries.
It should be noted that Capital Paving is one of only a few companies, of our size, in the road-building industry that can claim to have reached this lofty goal of One Million hours of “No lost time”.
Congratulations to All Capital Employees!!
Guelph Lake Memorial Grove Circle
Grand River Conservation Area and Capital partner to develop a new project at Guelph Lake. Capital donates screenings, labour, equipment and gravel to new Memorial Grove Circle. read more..
Welcome To Our New Website
Capital is excited to launch our new website. The new website highlights Capital`s extensive portfolio of projects, our highly skilled staff, and our involvement in the communities that we serve. For those looking for employment please visit our careers page to find our current opportunities.
Capital Awarded "Best Managed Company"
On March 9th, 2016 Capital was once again awarded the honour of Canada`s Best Managed Company by Deloitte Canada. This has been the sixth year in a row that Capital has received this award. We wish to thank all our great employees and the team at Capital for all their hard work earning us this award.