Merry Christmas from Mainland Machinery!

A very Merry Christmas from everyone here at Mainland Machinery Ltd!

Merry Christmas from Mainland Machinery












Henry, Paul and Dave Hiebert

Mainland Machinery



Ramada’s Toys for Tots 2015

Toys for Tots 2015

The results and reviews are in for this year’s Ramada’s Toys for Tots Breakfast, and the numbers are awesome!

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Mainland was very happy to again be a sponsor at the 3rd annual breakfast which took place last Friday, November 27th.

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It 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!

To read more about the event, check out the Abbotsford Food Bank’s wrap up blog post.

The Abbotsford Food Bank continues to bless the community, and we are excited to be a part of the work being done. Companies can get involved too! Take a look at what is involved in sponsoring a family this Christmas season, or put out a donation bin in your office.

If you are interested in helping, the Christmas Bureau is still taking donations for toys and food items. If you are outside of Abbotsford, reach out to your local food bank and see how you can help!

Wishing you all a joy filled Holiday Season!



Mainland Machinery’s Merry Christmas!



Mainland Machinery’s Merry Christmas! A few fun pictures of all the Christmas festivities that took place at Mainland this year.


 We started getting the office ready for Christmas in November when we put the tree up. A few Star Wars ornaments were snuck on to ensure the force was with everyone.


We were proud to help support the Christmas Bureau’s Ramada’s Toys for Tots Christmas Breakfast along with some other awesome sponsors!

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Over 1,100 toys were donated, and over $14,000 raised in the few short hours. That’s what you call a success!

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Of course we had to sneak in a picture with Jolly Old St. Nick!


The Mainland Machinery Annual Christmas Party! Here we see Henry, Paul and Dave handing out service awards to some of our long time staff members.




Fun was had by all, with a little left over to spare.


The Real Office Women of Mainland Machinery, out for Christmas high tea.


This year we again partnered with the Abbotsford Food Bank’s Christmas Bureau. These are the gifts for the mother and daughter we sponsored through our staff’s generous donations!


What’s Christmas without a little baking! Celebrating Henry’s birthday.


Christmas Sweater Day in the office. And what happy little elves we were!


Wishing you and your’s a Merry Christmas, and the Happiest of New Years!

New Partnership with Olympian Georgia Simmerling!

Georgia Simmerling. Vancouverite. Ambassador for ‘Right to Play’ and ‘Fast & Female’. World Cup Silver Medalist in Ski Cross.

 Two-time Olympian.

Georgia Simmerling Official Olympic Image

Representing Canada in Alpine Skiing at the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games, Georgia made the decision to move over to the exciting world of Ski Cross. Qualifying for the Olympic team in her new sport, she recently competed in the 2014 Sochi Games.

Georgia had skis on her feet since she was a young girl, growing up racing alongside her family at Grouse Mountain. After years of hard work, determination and perseverance, she started her Olympic journey and made her way up the ranks to represent Canada in Alpine Skiing in 2010.

Her unwavering mindset saw her to the 2014 Olympics for Ski Cross, and has put her in the running for the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games. After a great start in Ski Cross, Georgia has quickly established herself as a medal contender.

With an exciting road full of opportunities before her, Georgia Simmerling is one to watch!

The path to one’s success is often paved with support from others, and it’s no different for athletes. Along Georgia’s journey she has sought to connect with various people, businesses and organizations; bringing encouragement and forging partnerships.

                   Passion. Drive. Integrity. Determination. Commitment. Innovation.                          

All are echoed here at Mainland and in our daily lives as we strive to be our best selves and be the best company that we can. In that spirit:

We are excited to announce that Mainland is proudly sponsoring Georgia in her Olympic endeavor!

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At Mainland, we value supporting local athletes within our community. We appreciate the amount of work that goes into training; the work that goes into being the best that one can be.

Sponsoring Georgia is a great way for us to be further involved in the community, to build brand awareness as we collaborate with her, and to help people know what we here at Mainland are all about.

So we invite you to come along on this journey with us! Over the next few months, as our relationship develops, we will be sharing more updates and information on our partnership. Keep an eye out for emails, blogs, and social media posts. Share in the excitement with us, and show your support!

If you want to know more about Georgia, visit her website

Ramada’s Toys for Tots Christmas Breakfast

Mainland is excited to be helping sponsor this years Ramada’s Toys for Tots Christmas Breakfast!

The breakfast is taking place next Friday, November 28th from 6-9:30 am at The Ramada Plaza & Conference Center Ballroom. The event provides a fun and Christmas filled opportunity to give back and provide for children in our community. All proceeds benefit the Abbotsford Food Bank & Christmas Bureau.

At Mainland Machinery we value our community and recognize the importance of both being active in it, and giving back to it.

In the past our staff has come together to partner with the Abbotsford Food Bank’s Christmas Bureau to provide gifts and Christmas meals. We want to give back, and we believe in and support the work that the Abbotsford Food Bank is doing helping others in our community. We want every child to have a gift to open at Christmas, to share in the excitement, to know they are cared for.

Helping support this year’s Toys for Tots Christmas Breakfast was a perfect way for us to get involved further, and to help spread the word of both the needs in the community, and the good work being done.

Ramada's Toys for Tots Christmas BreakfastAttendees are asked to bring a toy (ranging from children’s toys to gifts for teenagers) or financial donation and are then invited to stay for a complimentary buffet breakfast or trip through the coffee drive through being put on by Tim Hortons. 

So if you are looking to enjoy some live entertainment, including star FM and Country 107 broadcasting live on location, visits with Santa, Christmas music and a Photobooth put on by Cheddarbooth, come down on the 28th and get into the Christmas spirit!

We hope to see you there!

Safety Matters to Us

safetyProtecting the safety and health of our employees, customers, and the community is a core value of Mainland Machinery.

Metal fabrication is a dangerous job; so you don’t stay in business if your employees negatively impact your clients’ business operations or suffer workplace injuries. To us – the engineers, welders, installers, and project managers that work on projects – it is important that employee safety is taken seriously.

We want to ensure that our employees safely return to their families each and every day; therefore, Mainland has made it a priority to be a leader in industrial safety. In order to be successful in the development of our safety procedures, we empower our employees and strive to develop individual leadership, teamwork, and management involvement.

Led by our Safety Manager, Dennis Clark, we have created the FABSafe program which focuses on safety integration within our project operations. We are constantly reviewing our performance by taking customer and employee feedback into account, assessing our alignment with industry best practices, and integrating our findings into our daily operational practices. With the FABSafe program, project managers engage in crucial planning sessions before work begins on any phase of a project. This process allows the team to identify and strategize how to reduce any foreseeable risks, in turn allowing the company and customer to benefit from more efficient projects.

Since implementing FABSafe, as well as joining the BC Forest Safety Council’s SAFE Companies program, we have become a leader in industrial safety. As a company, we are immensely proud of our team’s achievements within safety standards and are pleased to note that as of August 2013, we have reached 1,000 days without an on the job injury. Last year, we obtained a COR score of 100 percent and this year we are well on our way to receiving a 99.5 percent rating from the BC Construction Safety Alliance.

Having a low accident rate is something that we aspire for;  it is evidence that the measures we are taking to protect our valuable employees are effective. Our people are deserving of, and enjoy being a part of an organization that ensures that safety is priority and that their lives are being cared for on the job site. At Mainland Machinery, we know that our clients also appreciate our low accident rates which testify to the level of safety and productivity you can count on for your projects.

The need for safety is an ongoing and full-time process which requires company-wide participation. We are dedicated to building solutions for our clients, while having a reputation as a metal fabrications company where safety is not an afterthought but the backbone of our quality and execution processes.