Each member of our family applies time and effort into their job, especially while working as a team. They use an outstanding amount of hard work and dedication in the workplace and on jobsites to complete tasks and jobs given to them. Every person in the company is important to getting work done and contributing to the growth of the company.
Our four leaders of the company, Kevin, Craig, Etienne and John work hard to keep the company organized and running efficiently. Good communication and teamwork by these four, the Versatile family has gotten the opportunity to work on bigger and more fun projects, such as "Super Connie".
For our 25th anniversary we decided to give 100% of the funds raised from the event to The Darling Home for Kids. This is a special facility in our community that provides high quality respite, residential and hospice palliative care services for children who are medically complex, many of whom suffer from progressive illnesses.
On our 20th anniversary, Versatile organized a fundraiser and donated 100% of the funds to our local hospital. We are strong believers in promoting and supporting our local businesses and community facilities, and we are pleased to be able to support this very important one.
During the National Covid-19 Pandemic, Craig Ryan and his team at Versatile Millwrights Inc. were able to donate Personal protective equipment (PPE) to our local Hospital.
Versatile has been pleased to provide a truck and trailer to the Milton Santa Claus parade. We've made this commitment for many years and have won the best in parade award on numerous occasions.
The Lockheed Super Constellation, otherwise known as “Connie” , was a 100 passenger aircraft originally delivered to Trans-Canada Airlines in May 1954. Unfortunately for the Super Connie, it was launched just before the Jet age and quickly became redundant then sold by TCA nine years after its debut. After years of switching hands and being stripped of its useful parts, in 1996 the airplane was sent to the Regal Constellation Hotel located close to Toronto Pearson airport to become a cocktail lounge. For a few short years this bar was a hit and became a great tourist destination, but was sold in 1998 and moved to the north end of Pearson airport where it operated as a fine dining restaurant until January of 2002. After a few years of trying to keep the plane in Canada because the department of heritage Canada deemed it “of significant cultural and historical importance to Canada” the plane was purchased by Seattle’s Museum of Flight (MOF). The Super Connie was loaded and shipped in May of 2007 by road to Griffis AFB in Rome, NY where over the next two years it was inspected, repaired, reassembled and painted in the original TCA colours. Once complete, the plane was again disassembled and transported by road to the Museum of Flight where it is proudly displayed and remains to this day.
Versatile Millwrights Inc. had the honor to be part of the team tasked to move this historic Canadian icon, and were put in charge of the secure rigging and loading of the Super Connie for safe transport to Rome NY. Each piece was meticulously rigged and placed in custom cradles to allow them to travel down the highway and be within legal height and width limits. Even though we’ve completed thousands of jobs in our 30 years of business, being part of this project is a memory that we are proud of and will remember fondly.
Versatile Millwrights would like to introduce our newest employee Amaan Khalid! Amaan joined us as a CO-OP student from Milton District High School where he showed interest in the trades and has become very passionate about learning the vast roles in Millwrighting. During his last year of high school he was chosen to receive the Kevin Caughlin Technological Studies Scholarship, which is a scholarship awarded to a student who has shown interest in a trades program, and Amaan was the perfect student for this award. We were happy to have Amaan join us as a CO-OP student where his hard work along with his positive attitude and pleasant demeanor has led to us offering him a position to become a permanent part of our Versatile Family!
“I'm thankful for the opportunity versatile has given me to do my grade 12 co-op and now has given me the greatest honor to work at the company.” - Amaan Khalid
“Amaan's placement at Versatile Millwrights has demonstrated the very best of the high school co-op experience -- for everyone! Amaan has received superb training and mentorship that money simply can't buy, and Versatile has gained a new and highly valued team member who was trained while he earned credits. Mr. Caughlin could not have chosen a better recipient for his scholarship. Thanks to everyone for being an integral part of the "village" to ensure Amaan's success.” – Mrs. Andrea Gleeson (Teacher)
“Amaan has been a pleasure to have as a Co-op student. With his interest, skills, and dedication he has certainly fit in well with the Versatile Team. He will excel in his new position as a Mechanical Helper and future Millwright Apprentice!”
-John Martin (Versatile Team Leader)