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TBT Engineering Is A Proud Sponsor and Mentor to Anishinabek Students!

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TBT Engineering is a proud sponsor of the Anishinabek Employment and Training Services (AETS) program. AETS’s mission is to empower the Anishinabek through holistic programming, cultural sharing and skills training to employment. AETS’s Construction Craft Worker Program prepares workers with training applicable to various construction-based roles and includes a placement piece to end the program.

TBT Engineering (TBTE) has facilitated placements for AETS’s participants since the inception of the program, and has retained several placement students by offering them full-time roles within our organization. TBTE plans to continue our role with AETS as they endure to provide unique solutions to support Anishinabek to overcome barriers that are customized to individuals in their search for meaningful employment in the North.

For more information on AETS, or to find out how you can get involved; please click the link below:


TBT Engineering Champions Aboriginal Youth Leadership Program in the North!

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On Thursday August 25, 2016 TBT Engineering Limited pledged its support to area Aboriginal youth by signing on to Champion this year’s Aboriginal Youth Leadership Program – aimed at mentoring young people in the region towards their career aspirations. The $5,000.00 funding by TBT Engineering will help lead the way for 20 Aboriginal youth to get leadership training in Northwestern Ontario.

TBT Engineering President, Rob Frenette, had the following comments on Thursday, “TBT Engineering believes in the Aboriginal Youth Leadership Program. Our company works in the north and recognizes the significance of mentoring and training our local young people. It is very important to recruit closer to home and to play our part in building capacity in the region for young people to succeed at all levels.”

Over the past year TBT Engineering has continued to expand its operations, hiring additional staff from within the local population and now has a full-time workforce which exceeds 180 employees. The company anticipates future growth and has identified that a skilled labour shortage would have an impact on our local economy, which is why they felt strongly about supporting this initiative.

If you know of other area businesses that would like to assist Leadership Thunder Bay with this year’s Aboriginal Youth Leadership Program, we ask that you direct them to:

New Gold Mine Bringing Economic Turnaround To The Northwest!

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New Gold has yet to mine an ounce of gold from the site under development located 420 kilometres west of the city but it’s already had a $70-million impact on Thunder Bay’s economy.

Twenty-seven local firms have successfully bid for contracts to construct and supply New Gold’s Rainy River project. The lion’s share of the local impact goes to EKT90, which will be constructing the mine’s on-site gold mill.

Other companies are providing a spectrum of goods and services, from roads and highways to power line management, propane, fabricated products, as well as health and safety equipment.

Some local companies have been waiting for the mining market to rebound for a generation while others continue to adapt to changing marketplace and expand their offerings.

TBT Engineering was founded in 1995, more than a decade after Northwestern Ontario’s last significant industrial developments were built. It survived through the prolonged regional recession in the energy sector by pursuing hydrological, wind and solar projects.

TBT Engineering president Rob Frenette said the New Gold development is an “unprecedented” opportunity to shift and expand his company’s focus to add mining infrastructure to its portfolio.

The company’s expertise makes up a 40 per cent share of the Ozaanaman Engineering consortium, a partnership with Fort Frances-based Saulteux Consulting & Engineering along with partners in Naicatchewenin and Rainy River First Nations.

TBT Engineering is leveraging its long-standing expertise in civic and energy infrastructure as it evolves into the region’s new mining era. Greenstone Gold contracted the company to route the highway south of Geraldton in 2011, it has studied aggregate at the Hammond Reef project and expanded transmission lines into Goldcorp’s Red Lake mine.

Frenette believes the prospect of building infrastructure north of Ontario’s existing roads and power lines will drive new demand that will fuel Thunder Bay companies.

Article written by: Jon Thompson

TBT Engineering Limited Acquires PROFOR Assets

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By Ian Ross, Northern Ontario Business Writer

TBT Engineering Consulting Group is thrilled to announce that Profor Engineering will be joining its team, effective Nov. 1, 2015.

Company president Rob Frenette refrained from calling it an acquisition but rather an asset purchase, price undisclosed.

“We’re excited to be able to reach this agreement with Profor and we’re looking forward to welcoming all the Profor staff and clients into the TBT experience.  Moving ahead, I just see bright, sunny days.”

TBT Engineering is a 115-employee multi-disciplinary firm, mostly serving clients in transportation and mining.

Frenette said Profor’s well-respected mechanical and electrical engineering expertise complements TBT’s structural engineering group which will form a full-fledged building engineering sciences group.

For the full article by Ian Ross, please visit:  TBT Engineering picks up Profor assets


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