From Utopia to Munich — Munro Ltd. exhibits at Bauma 2013
Munro Ltd. partnered with Schlusselbauer and exhibited at Bauma 2013 (April 15th to April 21st), the largest exhibition for equipment and technology in the world. The two companies presented their total solution for concrete pressure pipe manufacturing which includes facility design, equipment and commissioning. Bauma 2013 was attended by approximately 530,000 visitors from over 200 countries.
Watch the Munro Ltd. – Schlusselbauer presentation from Bauma 2013.
Amiantit Oman Concrete Products LLC opens new manufacturing facility with help of Munro Ltd.
December 2012 – Munro Ltd. is pleased to congratulate Amiantit Oman Concrete Products on the grand opening of its new integrated infrastructure manufacturing facility for concrete pressure pipe, reinforced concrete pipe and manholes and engineered precast concrete products at the Rusayl Industrial Estate in Muscat, Oman.
Designed, built, and commissioned with technical support from Munro Ltd. the new Amiantit plant will manufacture concrete pressure pipe for high-pressure transmission of potable water, precast box culverts for roads and bridges, reinforced concrete pipe and precast concrete manholes for sanitary sewer and stormwater applications and, reinforced concrete jacking pipes for microtunnelling. The advanced processes and equipment at the plant are significantly ahead of conventional manufacturing processes used elsewhere in the world. The efficient, integrated manufacturing facility combines in-country value with the creation of significant job opportunities for Omanis.
The opening ceremony for the plant was attended by Chairman of the OMZEST Group, H E Dr. Omar Zawawi, (www.omzest.com), and several Omani dignitaries, as well as representatives from Munro Ltd.
To view an image gallery of the Amiantit plant, click here.
To learn more about technology transfer and Munro Ltd. click here.
To read an article about the opening of the Amiantit plant in the Muscat Daily News, click here.
Consulting Engineers of Ontario commends Minister of Infrastructure and Transportation and Infrastructure Ontario for adopting new project bid requirements
TORONTO – (November 1, 2012) – Consulting Engineers of Ontario commends Infrastructure and Transportation Minister Bob Chiarelli and Infrastructure Ontario for the announcement of new Request For Qualifications (RFQ) requirements to help promote local knowledge and content in all future projects.
"A bidder’s ability to demonstrate local knowledge through this new requirement will fundamentally impact the ability of local firms to compete successfully for Infrastructure Ontario projects," said Barry Steinberg, Chief Executive Officer of Consulting Engineers of Ontario. "This is important news for Ontarians because prior to this change we had a profound concern that there was not enough being done to keep jobs in Ontario, rather than sending them offshore. This is a great first step to addressing that concern."
The new requirements operationalize a commitment made by Minister Chiarelli to help promote local knowledge and content in infrastructure projects bids. This change will send a message to foreign consortia bidding on Infrastructure Ontario project that using Ontario firms is an important consideration.
The new category – Local Construction Knowledge focuses on four key evaluation criteria:
1. A demonstrated understanding of how to deliver construction projects in the Ontario market considering such items as planning, design, regional and site specific risks, municipal risks, etc;
2. A demonstrated understanding of how to resource the project within the Ontario market including trades, project management, regional and site supervision;
3. A demonstrated understanding of the Ontario Building Code (OBC) and other standards relating to design, administration, construction and commissioning and in particular how the OBC is implemented in different municipalities and;
4. A demonstrated commitment to health and safety requirements including the firm’s own corporate health and safety guidelines and the project company’s commitment to ensuring independent third party safety audits on all future projects.
Consulting Engineers of Ontario is a non-profit association representing 215 engineering firms across Ontario that employ over 20,000 people who contribute to the economic, environmental and social quality of life.
Download CEO’s press release here.
More news on Peel Regional Council’s decision to Buy Canadian
September 2012 - The decision made by Peel Regional Council to specify Ontario-manufactured concrete pressure pipe for the Hanlan Water Project, instead of American-made steel pipe, continues to generate media coverage.
Buy Canadian: Munro Ltd. President and CEO addresses Peel Regional Council on the importance of local suppliers
On July 5, 2012, John Munro, President and CEO of Munro Ltd. appeared before Peel Regional Council to speak about the importance of specifying Ontario-manufactured concrete pressure pipe for the Hanlan Water Project, instead of American-made steel pipe. Citing job creation in the manufacturing sector and throughout the supply chain, he delivered an argument for economic growth in the province.
Tim Hudak talks Ontario’s economy, jobs
at Munro Ltd.
Munro Ltd. President and CEO John Munro (right) welcomes Tim Hudak (left) to the Utopia-based facility
UTOPIA, ONTARIO, May 10, 2012 – Infrastructure manufacturing company Munro Ltd. this week welcomed Ontario Progressive Conservative Party Leader Tim Hudak to its Utopia-based facility as part of his Ontario Jobs and Our Economy Tour.
Accompanied by Barrie MPP Rod Jackson, Mr. Hudak visited the state-of-the-art facility on Wednesday, following a Town Hall meeting in Barrie during which he discussed the state of the Ontario economy and the fragile nature of the province’s manufacturing sector.
Munro Ltd., he pointed out, is a bright light in the province, employing more than 350 people, including engineers, welders, production and administrative personnel. Over 100 of those jobs were created in the last year alone and as its facility continues to expand, the company plans to add more jobs in the months to come.
“What an incredibly impressive place—you are competing against the best of the world and winning. That takes hard work, teamwork and talent. On behalf of the Ontario PC Party, thank you to everyone here at Munro for the fantastic work you are doing and how you are building a stronger and more prosperous Ontario.”
Mr. Hudak’s visit demonstrates a welcome commitment to Ontario manufacturing, John Munro, President and CEO, Munro Ltd, said.
“Ontario needs Tim. Ontario needs Tim Hudak and a Conservative government because a Conservative government means more infrastructure, buildings and more housing development. When that happens, we are busy, we get to keep our jobs and we get to develop new technologies that we can export to other places in the world.”
About Munro, Ltd.
Founded in 1957, Munro Ltd. has the most extensive line of infrastructure products and services in the industry, including: prestressed concrete cylinder pipe and fittings, valve and utility chambers, steel pipe and fittings, bridge superstructure and substructure, tunnel segments, box culverts, reinforced concrete pipe, maintenance holes and catch basins, headwalls and railway ties.
Munro Ltd. recently completed their fifth expansion to build the most advanced tunnel segment manufacturing facility in the world. The company has been awarded the contract to manufacture tunnel segments for the Eglinton Scarborough Crosstown LRT by Metrolinx and is well into production of the more than 88,000 tunnel segments which will be required for the two underground tunnels underneath Eglinton Avenue in Toronto.
Theresa Erskine, MBA, P.Eng.