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!