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BOARD OF DIRECTORS
CPCA MEMBER ASSOCIATIONS
Alberta Petroleum Storage
Systems Contractors Association
Association des Entrepreneurs Pétroliers du Québec Inc.
British Columbia Petroleum Contractors Association
Manitoba Petroleum Contractors Association
Ontario Petroleum Contractors Association
Saskatchewan Retail Petroleum
Construction Association
ALBERTA
Marcus Cormier
Cantest Solutions
Tel: 403.912.9129 Ext. 12 mcormier@cantest.net
Kim Hansen
MI Petro
Tel: 866.563.7868 khansen@mipetro.com
MANITOBA
Chad Kenwood
Century Petroleum Construction
Tel: 204.694.2230 centpet@mts.net
ONTARIO
Gord Thompson
Comco Canada Inc.
Tel: 705.728.0905
gord.thompson@comcocanada.com
Ken Jamieson
Kenstruct Ltd.
Tel: 855.912.8453 ken@kenstruct.ca
QUEBEC
Guy Rochon
Service & Construction Mobile Ltée
Tel: 418.688.5751 grochon@groupemobile.com
Louis Rizzetto
Équipement National Énergie
Tel: 514.489.8281 lrizzetto@nee.ca
SASKATCHEWAN
Arlene Wright
Capital Petroleum Services Ltd.
Tel: 306.757.3533 arlene_cps@sasktel.net
Mike Seibel
National Energy Equipment Inc.
Tel: 306.665.0223 mseibel@nee.ca
BRITISH COLUMBIA
Rob Bateman
Western Oil Services
Tel: 604.514.4787 rbateman@westernoilservices.com
Margo Middleton
Middleton Petroleum
Tel: 250.372.7742 midpet@shaw.ca
CPCA OFFICE
Michelle Rae, Administrator
Mailing Address: 92 Caplan Ave. Suite 223 Barrie, ON L4N 0Z7
Toll Free – 1.866.360.6722 Tel: 705.735.9437 Fax: 705.735.9418
info@cpcaonline.com Web: www.cpcaonline.com
OFFICERS
Marcus Cormier, President; Kim Hansen, Vice President;
Louis Rizzetto, Secretary; Chad Kenwood, Treasurer
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regional news
BCPCA
Regional Message
By Rob Bateman
All is quiet on the Western Front for the
BCPCA at the moment. It seems that all our
members are busy with projects or expanding
service workloads.
We can report though that at our last AGM,
we elected a new President of the BCPCA and
assigned new positions for some of the direc-
tors. Margot Middleton is the new President,
and many of you had the opportunity to meet
her at the recent CPCA – AGM in Quebec City.
Margot has been in the business for a long
time; Middleton Petroleum passed the 25-year
mark at least five years ago. She was involved
in the re-start of the BCPCA and active with the
Steering Committee in the initiative to develop
a training program and trade status for BC tech
-
nicians. She has been an energetic and strong
contributor to the board of directors making her
election as President an excellent choice.
We would like to take this opportunity to
thank our outgoing President, Mike Christie
for his contribution over the last year.
Our main activity over the next few
months will be working with ITA to update
our certification exams and our training mate-
rial. We have a meeting scheduled with ITA
staff in early June. We are also discussing the
ways in which we can work with CPCA to con-
solidate our training process and materials.
This is a challenge because of the involvement
of the ITA in the examination process and the
trade status of the industry in BC, but we have
had some good ideas and will proceed to work
on these with everyone involved.
In BC there is really no inspection re-
quirement for fuel-related installations and
of course this has led to incompetent contrac-
tors performing this work. We are working on
ways to communicate with government agen-
cies to explain the necessity of establishing
standards.
Many of us are experiencing the effects
of the low oil prices on the retail fuel service
clients. The pressure to reduce our labour
rates and parts margins has been very strong
despite the increasing costs we have in these
areas. My advice is: do your homework.
APSSCA
Regional Message
By Marcus Cormier
As summer finally approaches, the Alberta
Board has been working on preparations for
our Annual General Meeting being held at the
Deerfoot Inn and Casino in Calgary on June
8 at 10am, as well as our 18th Annual Golf
Tournament being held on June 9 at the Si-
rocco Golf and Country Club in Calgary. I want
to thank all the board members, volunteers,
and sponsors that help make this a first-class
event year after year.
In a recent annual newsletter to members,
we talked about the board having sent a let-
ter to AB Municipal Affairs recommending the
formal adoption of CSA B139 Code for oil burn-
ing equipment. The letter was well received
and the board will be involved in follow-up
discussions throughout the upcoming year.
We hope that you are able to attend the AGM
as we will be hearing a presentation from our
guest speaker Bruce Taylor (with the technical
services division of the City of Edmonton) on
some of the problems he and his department
have been observing in the field with respect
to these types of installations. We will try to
obtain a copy of his presentation and post it
on the APSSCA website for any members that
want to review it.
This year, we have two long-standing dir-
ectors that will be retiring from our board of
directors: Pat White (Leak Technologies Solu-
tions Ltd.) and Mike Brochu (All Peace Petrol-
eum. Mike is also one of our Past Presidents
and will be helping us occasionally with spe-
cial projects. It has been a pleasure serving
with both of them and on behalf of the entire
board; I want to thank them for their many
years of service, energy, and contributions to
our association.
MPCA
Regional Message
By Chad Kenwood
The MPCA has been weathering a number of
changes over the last year specifically within
the Board structure. Due to these changes,
our association has not been as active as we
like. However, we have a number of possible
candidates for MPCA membership. We have
reached out to these companies and have re-
ceived good response to date. We anticipate
holding a general meeting this coming fall in-
cluding inviting speakers to discuss bacteria
corrosion of inner tanks and address installa-
tion concerns.
With respect to regulation and compli-
ance, LPT Inspection of all fuel sites in Mani-
toba was to be finished by June 2016. Final
upgrades to bring old sites to within compli-
ance is still on going, but work on major oil
fuel sites have been completed.
We have been working with Manitoba
Conservation with respect to regulation issues
including the ongoing development of the Act
and any improvements that may need to be
addressed. We are also lobbying regulators
to mandate the CPCA PMH or site operator
course for service station operators to perform
minor maintenance and to operate their sites.
Manitoba Conservations is also working on
departmental updates including website docu
-
mentation. We have invited them to provide
an update of this as well as their expectations
for facility operators and Licensed Petroleum
Technicians moving forward into 2017 in a fu
-
ture issue. We look forward to this and contin-
ued evolvement of our association.
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registered to make it a great success.
An exhibition of products and services
was held with a training session on the con-
sole Picon. We had a total of eight booths.
Many representatives of the RBQ were pres-
ent to exchange ideas and suggestions with
our members.
The participants were delighted with the
welcome cocktail and especially by the quality
of food served at the two banquets on May 5-6.
On top of the high quality of the food at the
closing banquet, the 90 participants were thrilled
with the exceptional performance of the magi
-
cian master Jack and for the banquet closure we
have distributed more than 60 door prizes.
The annual general assembly was held on
the morning of Saturday, May 7. The approved
grant of $350 000, to allow us to proceed with
the completion of our training program, was
announced.
Mr. Jacques Poulin has definitely retired
and Mrs. Myriam Michaud was elected to re-
place him as new secretary.
At this meeting, Mr. Denis Goulet and Mr.
Jacques Poulin were each honoured with a
plaque of thanks and a gift as a token of appre-
ciation for their 40 years of service to A.E.P.Q.
Finally, the A.E.P.Q. thanks Mrs. Michelle
Rae and the CPCA for their excellent coopera-
tion and Mrs. Myriam Michaud, Mr. Guy Ro-
chon and Mr. Jacques Poulin for the success of
this convention.
Assemblée
générale annuelle
du C.P.C.A. et de
l’A.E.P.Q.
Cette assemblée s’est tenue à Québec du 5
au 7 mai 2016. Plus de 100 participants ont
contribués au succès de celle-ci.
Une exposition de produits et services
comptait huit kiosques ainsi qu’un atelier de
formation sur console Picon. Plusieurs repré-
sentants de la Régie du bâtiment étaient sur
place pour dialoguer avec nos membres.
Les participants ont été enchantés par le
cocktail de bienvenue et surtout par la qualité
de la nourriture servie lors des deux banquets
du 5 et du 6 mai.
De plus, le 6 mai, Jack Maître magicien
a su épater chaque convive par sa dextérité.
Plus de 60 prix de présence ont été attribués.
L’assemblée générale annuelle de l’A.E.P.Q.
a eu lieu le samedi 7 mai au matin.
La grande nouvelle a été l’annonce de l’ob-
tention d’une subvention d’environ 350 000 $,
qui permettra de mettre en place notre plan de
formation.
Monsieur Jacques Poulin s’est définitive-
ment retiré et Madame Myriam Michaud a été
élue pour le remplacer au poste de secrétaire.
Lors de cette réunion, des plaques de re-
merciements et des cadeaux ont été remis à
Monsieur Denis Goulet et Monsieur Jacques
Poulin, pour leur implication de plus de 40
ans à la tête de l’A.E.P.Q.
Finalement, l’A.E.P.Q. tient à remercier
Madame Michelle Rae et le CPCA pour leur
excellente collaboration, ainsi que Madame
Myriam Michaud, Monsieur Guy Rochon et
Monsieur Jacques Poulin, pour la réussite de
cette convention.
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The CPCA Annual General Meeting was held at
the Hotel Clarion in Quebec City. Our host this
year was the Association des Entrepreneurs
Pétroliers du Québec (AEPQ).
CPCA Board members from across Canada representing their re-
spective provincial associations were Margot Middleton from the
British Columbia Petroleum Contractors Association, Marcus Cor-
mier and Kim Hansen from the Alberta Petroleum Storage System
Contractors Association, Mike Seibel from the Saskatchewan Re-
tail Petroleum Construction Association, Gord Thompson from the
Ontario Petroleum Contractors Association and Guy Rochon and
Louis Rizzetto from the AEPQ. Several members from the AEPQ
also attended the meeting.
L’Assemblée générale annuelle de la CPCA s’est tenue à
l’hôtel Clarion dans la ville de Québec. Cette année, nous
avons été accueillis par l’Association des entrepreneurs
pétroliers du Québec (AEPQ).
Les membres du conseil d’administration de la CPCA de l’en-
semble du Canada représentant leurs associations provinciales
respectives sont les suivants : Margot Middleton de la British
Columbia Petroleum Contractors Association, Marcus Cormier et
Kim Hansen de l’Alberta Petroleum Storage System Contractors
Association, Mike Seibel de la Saskatchewan Retail Petroleum
Construction Association, Gord Thompson de l’Ontario Petro-
leum Contractors Association et Guy Rochon et Louis Rizzetto de
l’Association des entrepreneurs pétroliers du Québec. Plusieurs
membres de l’AEPQ ont également pris part à la rencontre.
By Michelle Rae, CPCA Administrator
CPCA meets in
La belle province
ANNUAL GENERAL
MEETING HIGHLIGHTS
POINTS SAILLANTS DE L’ASSEMBLÉE GÉNÉRALE
ANNUELLE DE LA CANADIAN PETROLEUM
CONTRACTORS ASSOCIATION (CPCA)
Par Michelle Rae, administratrice de la CPCA
FROM LEFT: Margo Middleton, Marcus Cormier,
Gord Thompson, Michelle Rae, Mike Seibel
FROM LEFT: AEPQ
President Guy Rochon and
CPCA President Marcus
Cormier
8 CANADIAN PETROLEUM CONTRACTOR JUNE 2016
Special guest speaker was David Mason of Canada Brokerlink.
Dave has been working with the CPCA on a campaign to help con-
tractors better understand their cost structures and make better
decisions about the projects and/or activities that they are willing
to undertake to get the best return for the use of their people and
capital resources. The tool is especially useful for small contract-
ors who may not evaluate their business on a regular basis. The
CPCA will be publishing the information and the interactive model
will be available to members in the coming weeks.
An important mandate for CPCA is to maintain the training
and certification program for members across Canada. We now
have well over three hundred CPCA licensed individuals, 33 of
those are new licenses issued over the last year.
David Mason de Canada Brokerlink était le conférencier in-
vité. David Mason a travaillé avec la CPCA lors d’une campagne
visant à aider les entrepreneurs à mieux comprendre leurs struc-
tures de coûts et à prendre des décisions plus judicieuses au sujet
de projets ou d’activités qu’ils sont prêts à entreprendre en vue
d’obtenir le meilleur rendement possible pour l’utilisation de leurs
ressources humaines et leurs ressources en capital. L’outil mis en
place est notamment très utilisé par les petits entrepreneurs qui
ne sont pas en mesure d’évaluer leurs activités de façon régulière.
La CPCA publiera les renseignements et le modèle interactif uti-
lisé sera accessible aux membres dans les prochaines semaines.
La CPCA s’est donnée pour mandat essentiel de continuer à
offrir le programme de formation et de certification aux membres,
d’un bout à l’autre du Canada. Notre association compte désormais
plus de 300 membres certifiés CPCA, dont 33 ont obtenu leur per-
mis l’année passée.
La CPCA a également lancé son site Web d’apprentissage en
2015. Le site est un complément à notre cours d’étude à domicile
ainsi qu’à notre manuel d’étude et à l’examen en classe. Il contient
Part of our training and certification
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is a companion to the home study course in addition to our study
manual and in class review and contains online learning tools
such as quizzes and video tutorials. We believe this form of blend-
ed learning – part home study, part online and part classroom –
improves the engagement for students. It also helps us monitor
students progress and completion of the home study course so
they come better prepared to the in class review session.
Also as part of our training and certification mandate is to
work with officials from the Labour Mobility Coordinating Group
to ensure all individuals with a recognized trade and/or certifi-
cation can work province to province as per the Agreement on
Internal Trade.
CPCA President Marcus Cormier commented on the event say-
ing “…This was a first class event. Thank you to everyone that was
involved in organizing it and a special thanks to Jacques Poulin,
Myriam Michaud and Michelle Rae for handling all the logistical
details. I know it is not easy to put together an event like this one,
but it was well done and the feedback from members was positive.
And thank you to all the CPCA board members who travelled to
Quebec City. I think we had some good conversation during our
time there and I’m looking forward to building on our discussions
over the coming year.”
Thank you to all for your participation and support, this made
our event a great success!
des outils d’apprentissage en ligne comme des questionnaires et des
tutoriels par vidéo. Nous croyons que ce mode d’apprentissage mixte
– en partie à domicile, en partie en ligne et en partie en salle de
classe – consolide la participation des étudiants. Cette façon de faire
nous aide également à suivre les progrès réalisés par les étudiants
et l’achèvement du cours d’étude à domicile afin que les étudiants
soient mieux préparés pour assister à la séance d’examen en classe.
De plus, dans le cadre de notre mandat de formation et de cer-
tification, nous travaillons avec le Groupe coordonnateur de la mo-
bilité de la main d´œuvre (GCMM) afin d’assurer que toutes les
personnes exerçant un métier ou ayant une certification reconnus
puissent travailler d’une province à l’autre, conformément aux dis-
positions de l’Accord sur le commerce intérieur.
Le président de la CPCA, Marcus Cormier, a dit à propos de l’évè-
nement : «Je remercie toutes les personnes qui ont pris part à la plani-
fication de l’évènement, tout particulièrement Jacques Poulin, Myriam
Michaud et Michelle Rae qui se sont occupés de toute l’organisation
logistique. Je sais qu’il n’est pas facile de prévoir un évènement de
ce type, mais j’ai pu constater que le travail a été bien fait et la ré
-
troaction des membres a été positive. Je remercie tous les membres
du conseil d’administration de la CPCA qui se sont rendus à Québec.
Je pense que nous avons eu quelques discussions fructueuses durant
notre rencontre et me réjouis de donner suite à ces discussions au
cours de l’année à venir. Je vous remercie à tous de votre participation
et appui qui ont contribué au succès de cet évènement!»
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The OPCA held its 22nd annual conference March 7-9, 2016 in
Toronto at the Four Points Sheraton Hotel. The schedule included
manufacturer training, safety forum and annual general meeting
at the conclusion of the three-day event. The conference was held
in conjunction with The Convenience U CARWACS Show, which
was held on March 8-9 at the International Centre in Toronto.
The conference opened with manufacturers from Canada and the US
providing training sessions on petroleum equipment, such as petrol-
eum transfer piping, fueling containment systems and fuel manage-
ment systems. Franklin Fueling Systems, OPW, Red Leonard & Associ-
ates, Containment Solutions, Icon, PD McLaren, Morrison Bros., and
Computrol provided the sessions. The OPCA is grateful for this collab-
oration with the manufacturers as these sessions keep our members
and their employees up to date on the latest industry technology and
necessary certification.
By Michelle Rae, OPCA Executive Director
Keynote Speaker
Candace Carnahan
encourages attendees to
have the “Courage to Care”
OPCA members
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in Toronto
OPCA ANNUAL
CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS
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The second day of the conference began with a safety forum hosted
by the OPCA and centered around the Petroleum Oriented Safety Train-
ing (POST) program, a national behavior-based safety program specific
to the petroleum industry.
Also, special thanks to Rob Rivers of Claybar Contracting, Russ Por-
ter and Mike Lamont of National Energy Equipment and Scott Eadie of
SAS Petroleum for helping us organize the event. Also, special thanks
goes out to Russ for doing a terrific job as Master of Ceremonies.
There were a number of presentations given at the forum. Rob Riv-
ers spoke on the role of supervisors emphasizing their responsibilities
on the job site and providing good leadership and a lead-by-example be-
havior in the workplace. Mike Lamont gave a presentation on forecourt
safety, including the importance of following POST barricading proced-
ures, showing examples of accidents when protocols are not followed.
Cindy Phillips of Washtech presented their companies “Work Alone”
mobile app. The app monitors service technicians working alone by
prompting them to check in periodically and alerts their office if they
miss a scheduled check in (stay tuned for more information on this!).
John Aird of Ontario’s Workplace Safety and Prevention Services
provided an overview of occupational health and safety issues and
legislative developments impacting petroleum contractors such as
Working at Heights, WHMIS (and the global harmonization system),
the new Joint Heath and Safety Committees Certification Standard and
new noise regulations coming into effect. Information, including John’s
presentation, is available on the OPCA website.
The OPCA also developed a survey to ascertain the audience’s level
of engagement with respect to safety and POST philosophy. Ron Ballan-
tyne, consultant for the OPCA, conducted the survey. Audience mem-
bers were polled in real time and results were displayed immediately
for discussion. It provided some positive insight on everyone’s com-
mitment to safety. A video of this presentation is available through the
POST website at posttraining.ca.
Our keynote speaker for the forum was Workplace Safety Advo-
cate, Candace Carnahan. In keeping with the theme of POST, Candace
used her own experience of a devastating workplace accident to inspire
people to have the “Courage to Care” through standing up for others.
Candace’s energy and passion for safety definitely left an impression
with the audience.
We have already started planning the 2017 conference,
which will take place March 7-9 at the International Plaza Hotel
right across from the Toronto Congress Centre; the new venue
for the 2017 Convenience U CARWACS Show.
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That evening, OPCA hosted a dinner with entertainment provided
by the extremely talented comedian Big Daddy Tazz. A special thank
you to members National Energy Equipment, KMD and Waleco who
hosted hospitality for members afterwards.
On the final day, members were invited to breakfast before launch-
ing into the OPCA Annual General Meeting. OPCA Vice-President Phil
Hughes took on the role of Chair for the meeting in place of OPCA
President Gord Thompson who was unable to attend. Gord announced
his retirement as President, however will continue on the Board in the
Past President role. On behalf of the Board, Phil thanked Gord for his
years of service to the OPCA and noted hopefully Gord will be in attend-
ance next year to acknowledge him appropriately.
Several guest speakers were on hand for the AGM including Ann-
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and Safety Authority who provided an update on the changes to the
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Lisa McClemens from Environment and Climate Change Canada
made a presentation on requirements for work on Federal Lands includ
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adian Environmental Protection Act. Ms. McClemens and her group have
been very active with industry in ensuring regulations are communi
-
cated and the OPCA is very grateful for their continued participation.
David Mason of Canada Brokerlink and administrator of OPCA’s in-
surance program provided a recap of the insurance industry over the past
year including an update on OPCA’s insurance program for members.
The OPCA invited Threads of Life representatives Lorna Cat-
rambone, Regional Development Coordinator for Central Canada and
Patti Penny, volunteer speaker to attend as our special guests. The
OPCA has been proud to support such an important organization as
Threads of Life, a very special organization that promotes safety in
the workplace and supports families who have suffered a workplace
fatality, traumatic life-altering injury, or occupational disease through
many of their programs across Canada. To date, the OPCA has raised
over $15,000 for their organization through our annual golf tourna-
ment. Volunteer speaker Patti Penny shared her emotional story on the
tragic loss of her son from a workplace incident, stressing the import-
ance of workplace safety and that incidents are preventable.
The meeting concluded with members engaging in roundtable dis-
cussions on issues affecting the industry as well as their companies. The
OPCA reviews this information to ascertain any issues that need to be
addressed on behalf of the members, specifically to industry regulators.
The OPCA would lastly like to thank all of the sponsors who either
made a financial contribution or prize donation. All funds provided go
directly to the prize draw. There were loads of fantastic prizes includ-
ing a large screen TV, several iPads, Apple watch and numerous gift
cards. Everyone also went home with an OPCA t-shirt.
We have already started planning the 2017 conference, which will
take place March 7-9 at the International Plaza Hotel right across from
the Toronto Congress Centre; the new venue for the 2017 Convenience
U CARWACS Show. We will also be host to the CPCA Annual General
Meeting, so please make sure to join us and help us welcome our fellow
members from across Canada. See you in 2017!
JUNE 2016 CANADIAN PETROLEUM CONTRACTOR 13
Visit us at rapilkey.com
45 Burgess Street, PO BOX 59, Burgessville, ON, N0J 1C0
EMAIL: rapilkey@execulink.com
OFFICE: 519-424-9121 CELL: 519-533-2763
Our company has over 35 years of industry knowledge
and technical expertise. With a staff of PM licensed mechanics,
we are able to handle your needs from simple service work to
full installation and removal of tanks and service stations.
LOCATED IN THE HEART OF SOUTHERN ONTARIO
WITH 24 HOUR ON CALL SERVICE.
R.A. Pilkey is proud members of
OPCA, CPCA and registered with TSSA.
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member
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WHAT IS R.A. PILKEY?
COMPANY NAME: R.A. Pilkey Service Station Maintenance
LOCATION: Burgessville, Ontario
TELEPHONE: 519.424.9121
WEBSITE: rapilkey.com
OWNERS: Brian and Lisa Pilkey
NUMBER OF YEARS IN BUSINESS: 37 years
CURRENT NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES: 5
AREAS SERVICED (GEOGRAPHIC): Southwestern Ontario
COMPANY HISTORY
In the summer of 1979, I (Rick Pilkey) resigned from Hague’s
and took my family on vacation to the East Coast. When we re-
turned, my wife, Susan and I formed R.A. Pilkey Service Station
Maintenance. We started out with a 1974 Ford F100, which we
purchased from Susan’s father.
Every new business owner hopes to have plenty of business
from the start. For us, service station work started out with a big
disaster. In August of 1979, an F4 tornado tore through Oxford
County, Woodstock and other nearby communities including Ox-
ford Centre, New Durham and down to Vanessa. The aftermath
generated all kinds of work for us: repairing pumps at service
stations and farms, pumping out and recovering skid tanks which
had blown quite a distance and landed in a local cemetery.
Building a lasting relationship with many local gas stations
in the area, some of these are now gone. However, R.A. Pilkey
still works closely with the mom-and-pops to the service and keep
them compliant.
We’ve had a number of employees over the years. My son,
Chris, worked with us from the time he graduated high school in
1994 until 2013 when he passed away from cancer. By this time,
I was beginning to slow down, so in 2014, I sold the business to
my cousins (Brian and Lisa Pilkey). R.A. Pilkey is still based in the
main shop at 45 Burgess Street in Burgessville, with three service
trucks on the road, a small backhoe and a float. Brian continues to
keep busy with installations, decommissions and minor repairs.
From time to time, I still work for Brian on site or giving technical
advice.
MEMBER PROFILE:
R.A. Pilkey
R.A. Pilkey started out in 1979 with one truck.
Find out where they are now.
By Rick Pilkey
MORE ABOUT
R.A. PILKEY
COMPANY
ACCOMPLISHMENTS:
We are Veeder-Root trained and
certied, as well as FE PETRO
trained and certied.
COMPANY AWARDS/HONOURS:
Post certied as well as 37 years
and counting in business.
OTHER INFORMATION:
The Company was purchased
from Rick and Susan Pilkey in
2014 by Brian and Lisa Pilkey,
still operating from the same
shop and servicing the same
area.
NATURE OF BUSINESS:
Service station maintenance,
construction and tank removal,
environmental remediation and
new installs.
SPECIFIC SERVICES
THE COMPANY PROVIDES:
We build gas stations and are
concentrating on construction
and installs as well as service.
14 CANADIAN PETROLEUM CONTRACTOR JUNE 2016
safety
bulletin
NEW HOT WORK CHECKLIST:
The POST committee has redeveloped the hot work checklist,
specifically to align with the Canadian Electrical Code with respect
to working in hazardous areas around dispensers, tanks and oil
water separators. The checklist is available on the POST website
in the documents section.
POST SAFETY FORUM 2016:
The OPCA recently held a POST safety forum in Toronto. Key
presenters are featured on the POST website including discussing
forecourt safety, managers and their roles and our Safety
Engagement Interactive Survey. Be sure to check these out and
feel free to incorporate into your safety meetings.
SAFETY BULLETIN – GASOLINE VAPOUR EXPLOSION:
Two workers were injured by a flash fire while working in sump.
Please visit the POST website to download this important alert and
share with your workers.
POST SAFETY REMINDERS POSTER:
These posters are great for jobsites to remind workers to follow
proper safety procedures and are free to the POST community.
FOUR REASONS
to visit the POST website today
www.POSTtraining.ca
ORDER YOUR FREE POST SAFETY
REMINDERS POSTERS FROM
POSTTRAINING.CA
bulletin de la
sécurité POST
NOUVELLE LISTE DE VÉRIFICATION DE TRAVAIL À CHAUD :
Le comité POST a mis à jour la liste de vérification de travail à
chaud, afin de l’harmoniser avec le Code canadien de l’électricité
en ce qui concerne de travail dans les zones dangereuses à
proximité de distributeurs, réservoirs et séparateurs eau-pétrole.
La liste de vérification est disponible sur le site Web POST sous la
rubrique documents.
FORUM SUR LA SÉCURITÉ POST :
L’OPCA a récemment organisé un forum sur la sécurité POST à
Toronto. Les présentations principales sont publiées sur le site
Web POST, notamment la discussion sur la sécurité des stations-
service, les gestionnaires et leurs rôles, et notre enquête interactive
sur l’engagement envers la sécurité. Assurez-vous de les consulter
et n’hésitez pas à les intégrer à vos réunions de sécurité.
BULLETIN DE LA SÉCURITÉ – EXPLOSION DE VAPEUR DE GAZOLINE :
Deux travailleurs ont été blessés par un embrasement éclair alors
qu’ils travaillaient dans un puisard. Veuillez consulter le site Web
POST pour télécharger cette alerte importante et la partager avec
vos collègues.
AFFICHES DE RAPPEL DE SÉCURITÉ POST :
Ces affiches sont idéales pour rappeler aux travailleurs sur les
chantiers de suivre les procédures de sécurité appropriées. Elles
sont gratuites au sein de la communauté POST.
QUATRE RAISONS
d’aller sur le site Web POST
dès aujourd’hui
www.POSTtraining.ca/fr
JUNE 2016 CANADIAN PETROLEUM CONTRACTOR 15
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