Beginning in July of 2004 MakLoc Buildings Inc. has been a CSA W47.1 Div.2 certified company and as such MakLoc’s Weld Shop has recently received stamped approvals for their Welding Procedure Specification (WPS) and Welding Procedure Data Sheets (WPDS) from the Canadian Welding Bureau (CWB) to utilize the Flux Cored Arc Welding (FCAW) process to weld structural stainless steel shapes and sections. Welder testing was completed for competency and compliance and all welders tested were successful. Not only were the welders tested for stainless steel they were also tested as required to keep their Arc Spot Welding (ASW), Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) and Flux/Metal Cored Arc Welding (FCAW/MCAW) tickets current. With the addition of these stainless procedures to our structural steel welding procedure library, MakLoc is once again at the forefront of the steel and metal building industry allowing our clients the diversification of a one stop fabrication and welding facility with turnkey solutions for any and all of their metal building needs.
As stipulated by the CSA standard W47.1 to maintain certification, MakLoc’s semi-annual audit conducted by the Canadian Welding Bureau was recently completed to ensure compliance with this standard, and to demonstrate it has the organization, personnel, welding procedures, and equipment required to produce satisfactory welds and weldments. No issues or concerns were found during this audit.
2016 was a very busy year for MakLoc’s blasting and painting facilities completing several large steel rigid frame building projects for end users such as Suncor, Cenovus, ATCO Gas, ATCO Electric, TCPL and Spectra Energy. After a very thorough audit and demonstration of our processes, MakLoc has been qualified by Enbridge as an approved applicator for their P-210 Protective Coating Specification. This has enabled MakLoc Buildings to not only paint our own pre-engineered building products, but to bring in other steel manufacturers welded product for blasting and coating. Continuous improvements in our coatings division include a new portable air compressor capable of 400cfm @ 150psi for blasting operations at our Morinville, Alberta facility. Currently MakLoc’s coatings facility in Nisku, Alberta is receiving a face lift to its blast bay’s main entrance, which will allow the blast bay to be loaded and unloaded with steel materials in a more efficient manner than what was done in the past.