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September 23, 2004

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Aluma Systems has announced that it has been awarded a five-year contract extension by Syncrude Canada Ltd. Aluma Systems will continue to provide scaffold rental, erection and dismantle services for maintenance and projects at the Fort McMurray northern Alberta oilsands site.

Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

Syncrude Canada Ltd. is the world’s largest producer of crude oil from oilsands and the largest single source producer in Canada. Toronto-based Aluma Systems is one of the largest industrial scaffolding and concrete construction services companies. The company serves refineries, chemical processing plants, shipyards, power plants, pulp and paper mills, marine maintenance, offshore oil rigs, mining and industrial construction.

Aluma Systems has 32 offices worldwide and alliances in 50 countries.

Gerry O’Connor, president of Ronnoco Sales Ltd., has announced the appointment of Jim Stewart to the position of National Sales Manager. Stewart has extensive experience in direct sales and leading sales teams, the Kitchener, Ont.-based lubrication equipment maker reports.

Jim Stewart

RONA, a leading Canadian retailer and distributor of hardware, renovation and gardening products, and the AIR MILES Reward Program have launched the Air Miles program across RONA’s network of big-box, home centres and building stores from coast-to-coast.

Collectors can now earn one reward mile for every $20 spent at RONA and other RONA banners, cumulatively throughout each month.

Bennett Environmental recently announced the appointment of Andrew Boulanger as chief financial officer, replacing Rick Stern. Boulanger was formerly chief financial officer of Allied Global Holdings Inc.

Albert Celli, manager of Halsall’s Sudbury office, has now relocated to the company’s Ottawa office. He will continue to be responsible for projects in Sudbury and northern Ontario.

Halsall has six offices across Canada, and they provide building design and rehabilitation services for architects, contractors and building owners.

Albert Celli

Gerdau Ameristeel Corp. recently announced the appointment of Matthew Yeatman as vice-president, raw materials. Yeatman is responsible for all raw materials purchasing, including iron and steel scrap.

He is also responsible for the company’s recycling division, which includes seven scrap yards in Ontario, Canada.

His most recent position with the company was vicepresident and general manager of recycling operations.

Gerdau Ameristeel is the second-largest minimill steel producer in North America with annual manufacturing capacity of over 6.8 million tons of mill-finished steel products.

To mark its 55th anniversary, Canadian industrial and construction ladder manufacturer Featherlite Industries Ltd. has announced the launch of a toll-free resource line.

It is designed to provide contractors with any ladderrelated information in one easy-to-access place.

“Until now, there has been no one formal source of information about ladders where contractors can get all the information they need, from ladder sizes and accessories, to proper usage, to Canadian Standards Association (CSA) requirements and safety tips,” said Garry Turgeon, general manager of Featherlite in unveiling the toll-free service, called the Featherlite Ladder Information Line.

Established in 1949, the fully Canadian-owned Aurora, Ont.-based Featherlite is a leading manufacturer of high-quality, CSA-certified industrial & construction ladders.

—Compiled by Kerry Doole

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