Check Out What We’re Doing in Prince Rupert!

Check Out What We’re Doing in Prince Rupert!

New Grain Container Stuffing Facility

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Ray-Mont Logistics called Mainland when they wanted to complete a challenging and time sensitive project.

Ray-Mont Logistics is expanding and taking advantage of new transportation routes opening up in Prince Rupert. A new partnership between Ray-Mont Logistics, CN and the Port of Prince Rupert will see the development and building of a new grain container stuffing facility up and running for the 2017/2018 grain crop.

Located on Ridley Island, in the Road, Rail & Utility Corridor, it is the only unit train stuffing facility on Canada’s West Coast. A large endeavor for all involved, it will be capable of handling unit trains and pulse crops for container stuffing and forwarding to final destination.

We are very happy to be working alongside Ray-Mont on this entrepreneurial move to set up the first of it’s kind facility on the West Coast, and are looking forward to continued collaborating on the project.

This is a time sensitive project, with Engineering starting in February and the new facility to be commissioned in September.

We look forward to sharing more as the project advances!

Breakdown? Emergency Repair Needed? We Can Help!

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Whether an unplanned shutdown, equipment breakdown, or you need a Millwright on site, you want repairs and work to move ahead in a timely manner with limited downtime. We all know the significant costs that are associated with extended downtime and plant closures – and we all want to avoid them. Even a planned shutdown is a risky process, and needs to be carefully planned for, and every possible situation taken into account.

In James R. Koelsch’s article How to Keep Shutdowns From Becoming Disasters, he touches on some very interesting points regarding “inability to recognize risks and the lack of systems specifically designed for startups”. Many are unprepared to deal with shutdowns and unexpected issues on larger scale, no matter how much is done to avoid them.

You may not have the internal man-power, technical knowledge, or time to try to solve the issue at hand. Thankfully, there are others who are well set up for such events and are at the ready to assist.

A well-versed, prepared Field and Industrial Services Team will have the safety qualifications, technical knowledge, and year of experience to ensure that whatever your issue at hand is will be dealt with promptly and properly.

With our dedicated Field Crew of Millwrights, Welders and Fabricators available at the ready, Mainland is here to help. Our field personnel have the latest safety certifications, have a wide range of industry experience, and are comfortable working in many industrial settings.

Don’t be caught off guard by an equipment breakdown or unforeseen shutdown; let Mainland’s Industrial Services Team help get you back up and running with minimal downtime.

To learn more about Mainland’s Industrial Services Team and the emergency repair solutions offered, check out the website, or give us a call. We would be glad to discuss preventative measures, provide an inspection report, or head out to help.


Industrial Services: Helping Your Next Project Succeed


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Install, Maintenance & Overload Labour Services at the Ready

Did you know that Mainland offers a wide range of industrial services? Our team of Millwrights, Welders, Fabricators and Project Managers are at the ready to help your next project succeed.

Our field personnel have the latest safety certifications, have a wide range of industry experience, and are comfortable working in many industrial settings.


  • Installation
  • Millwrighting
  • Maintenance
  • Commissioning
  • Overload Labour
  • Plant Inspections
  • Decommissioning
  • Preventative Maintenance
  • Equipment Repair & Service
  • Troubleshooting & Maintenance
  • Electrical/Control System Installation
  • Emergency Breakdown Call Out Service
  • Equipment Installation & Commissioning
  • Civil/Structural Installation ie: Concrete, Formwork, Structural Steel

To learn more about our Industrial Service offerings, or to contact a member of our staff to make an appointment , visit the Industrial Services page.

Abbotsford Toys for Tots Christmas Breakfast

Abbotsford Toys for Tots

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We are excited to again be one of the many sponsors helping with the Abbotsford Toys for Tots Christmas Breakfast. This is an amazing event that has a direct and positive impact on our community, and we are glad to be a part of it! Stop by with a donation and enjoy the great breakfast buffet. We look forward to celebrating the start of this year’s Christmas season!

This year marks the fourth year that the Abbotsford Food Bank’s Christmas Bureau has partnered with the community to put on this great event. Last year was a record turnout with the most donations seen to date! 1300 toys and over $26,000 were donated. What wonderful things can happen when a community comes together. This year, let’s rally together and beat those numbers!

Come join us this Friday, November 25 from 6am-9:30am. Enjoy some great food, entertainment, and great conversation.

Stop by with a cash or toy donation and enjoy the great breakfast buffet. We hope to see you there!

Exciting New Partnership with Zeroday Enterprises

Announcing New Partnership with Zeroday Enterprises

Mainland Machinery Ltd and Zeroday Enterprises LLC are pleased to announce a partnership to advance Zeroday’s chemical mixing and feeding technology. As of August 9, 2016 Mainland has been named the exclusive distributor and manufacturer of Zeroday’s Z ChemGear product line of flocculant, chemical and regeant mixing and feeding systems!

Mainland and Zeroday Partnership

Zeroday is an industry technology leader in process, water and wastewater treatment, and brings extensive chemical knowledge and experience used in designing quality, effective and robust chemical mixing-feeding systems. Mainland has over 45 years of value added manufacturing and engineering experience with involvement in diverse industries such as mining, oil & gas, municipal infrastructure, industrial agriculture and ports & terminals. The mutually supportive skills and core capabilities of each partner will enhance business competitiveness, capabilities and product line strength.

Mainland and Zeroday Partnership

With locations in Wilsonville, Oregon and Abbotsford, B.C., we will continue to sell and support systems globally through EPCM, third party vendors and directly to customers. Canadian sourcing is expected to make the mix-feed systems much more competitive.

Zeroday’s Principal, Bill Hancock, is internationally recognized for his expertise in mineral processing technology and water treatment, and holds patents in flocculation and flotation applications. Bill will be involved in product line, sales and technical support, as well as independently promoting product line sales.

Mainland is pleased to be working alongside Zeroday Enterprises to produce innovative and cutting edge technologies! And Zeroday is excited about partnering with Mainland who will provide greater engineering and fabrication resources and expertise.

To inquire about products to meet your floc system neeeds, please contact

To learn more about Zeroday, see their website

Number One in Safety the Past Five Years

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At Mainland Machinery Ltd, Health & Safety is our top priority. We are fully compliant with all the latest safety certification requirements, and ensure alignment with our client’s HSE systems and end goals. Realizing that one of the largest objectives of clients is a clean safety record, we have worked strenuously to improve and realize a top-notch program that satisfies our clients and ourselves. The dedication and perseverance of our team has ensured exemplary safety standards. Whether it’s in our shop or in the field, we get the job done safely.

Unparalleled COR Scores

Each year our HSE System is independently audited for legislative compliance. We are proud to report that our 2016 COR Audit resulted in a score of 100%! Our Safe Companies COR scores are also unparalleled for the past five years, maintaining a yearly average of 100%. As we have proven ourselves in the matter of HSE, clients continue to look to us to bring a standard of safety that is unmatched.

Innovative and Ongoing HSE Auditing, Training and Operations

  • COR Certified
  • CWB Approved
  • CSA Standard W47.1 Certified
  • ISNet World Registered
  • Avetta (formerly PICS Auditing) Registered
  • ComplyWorks Registered
  • Continuous HSE training and updates

Exceeding HSE Program Expectations

At Mainland, we are not just satisfied with meeting the minimum HSE standards. In fact, we have achieved the best injury rate in our classification unit for the past five years! Mainland is a world class company producing a world class outcome in all that we do.

Whether you are retro-fitting your feed mill, producing equipment for the oilfield, installing mining equipment or in forestry operations, Mainland has the safety record, qualifications and experience to get your job done right.

Gord Lawley Retires!

Gord Lawley Retires!

After putting in over 26 years of dedicated service at Mainland Machinery, Gord Lawley finally decided to retire.

Gord had numerous roles: driver, detail production, sandblasting, painting and he spent the last 12 years operating the burn table.  “Anything large and complex!” was his response to Mainland’s president Paul Hiebert’s question of what he enjoyed working on.  “The Woodward’s Building stands out … 614 intricate sheets of plate burned out on the plasma table.”


As for advice to others starting out in the industry, Gord’s suggestion was, “Work hard.  Always be willing to learn and don’t ever think you know it all – have an open mind.  I am still learning after all these years!”

Mainland was able to celebrate Gord over a lunch-time barbeque where over 60 employees gathered to honor him.  As for plans for his future, “I’m looking forward to getting out and doing lots of outdoor stuff, fishing, gardening, general puttering around!”

We celebrate you Gord!  Thank you for your dedication to Mainland, your hard work, and for being someone that we enjoyed having around!  Enjoy your retirement!


New Maintenance Inspection Program

Maintenance Inspection Program

Mainland Machinery is happy to introduce our new Maintenance Inspection Program.

With over 45 years in Industrial Manufacturing and Maintenance, and knowledgeable staff that are attentive to detail, we are well versed in what is needed to keep facilities operating at their best.

Built with the primary goal of providing our customers an overall assessment of the condition of their facility, we are able to provide insight and suggestions on preventative, corrective, perfective and adaptive maintenance.

Contact us now to schedule your Plant Maintenance Visit at an introductory rate

Equipment Installation Services

With services ranging from Installation to Commissioning and Decommissioning, we are capable of taking on mechanical installations or special installation projects. Our field personnel have a wide range of industry experience and are comfortable working in any environment.

Learn more about our Equipment Installation. Commissioning and Decommissioning services



Mainland Machinery’s Machining Center is fully operational and capable of meeting your heavy plate forming and project needs.

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Our recently opened third facility located in Aldergrove, BC features our new Accurpress Model 7 1500 16 Brake press with ETS3000 Control System.

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Mainland Machinery’s state of the art Accurpress Brake Press is now available for your heavy plate forming needs. We are pleased to announce that we are currently processing orders for its use at introductory rates.

Visit our website for more information and to submit a request form

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Product Capacity

  • 1500 ton
  • 16′ Bed with increased opening of 4″
  • 575 Volt motor
  • Series 7 (rocker arm style)
  • Die Holders
    • 12W-2H-16′
  • Bends 1″ plate

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Visit our website for more information and to submit a request form


Abbotsford MLA Darryl Plecas Films at Mainland Machinery

Abbotsford MLA Darryl Plecas Films at Mainland Machinery

Yesterday Mainland Machinery was excited to host Abbotsford MLA Darryl Plecas and his crew as they filmed our shop as part of his upcoming Constituency Video. MLA Plecas was first here a few weeks ago, touring and learning about Mainland’s 45 year history in the community and the work that we do. We were honored when Darryl asked that we would be a part of his upcoming Constituency Video. The video will be highlighting various companies and organizations in the area.

As our President, Paul Hiebert said “Really appreciate the effort of Darryl Plecas to highlight companies in his constituency!”

We look forward to seeing the finished product, and will be sure to share it once it is ready. In the meantime, here are a few “behind the scenes” photos from the shoot!

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