Commercial • Industrial • New construction • Re-construction
Asphalt overlays • Asphalt plant & supply
BLS ASPHALT INC.
P.O. Box 1427, 327 Mill Street
Regina, SK S4P 3C2
Office: (306) 775-0080
Fax: (306) 775-2267
Crushing & Hauling
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Excavating • Grading
Sub-division • Parking lot • Rural
construction project in Outlook, Sask. in
2017, For that project, the company did
the cut/fill and high-density polyethylene
(HPDE) liner installation for a new landfill
In February, Trinity Excavating was awarded
a contract by the Saskatchewan Ministry
of Highways and Infrastructure to produce
and stockpile aggregate in Pelican Narrows.
The project is slated to start this spring.
Trinity Excavating employs about 25 to 30
people, with that number varying depending
on the season and how many projects are
on the go. Arens says one of the things that
sets Trinity Excavating apart is the company’s
ongoing commitment to the well-being
of its workers.
“We like to put our employees first. I know
for some companies, it’s all about the bottom
line. Of course, that’s important but we like
to train our employees, make sure they’re
happy, and try to invest in them as much as
we can,” said Arens.
Putting employees first also means
keeping them safe, and that’s reflected in
the company’s health and safety practices.
Trinity Excavating is COR certified by
the Construction Safety Association of
Saskatchewan and frequent, regular safety
meetings are a must on every jobsite.
“We begin the day with a field level hazard
assessment as well as a toolbox talk,” said
Arens, who stresses that the meetings help
combat complacency. “It makes us think
before we actually get into the equipment
about hazards on the jobs.”
Trinity Excavating also holds weekly
safety meetings, which usually includes
a message to help inspire employees. At a
recent meeting, Arens said, “the tip of the
week was: People don’t decide their futures,
people decide their habits, and their habits
decide their futures. That was our motivational
Trinity Excavating is also committed
to innovation. In the past few years, says
Arens, GPS systems have been added to the
Trinity Excavating’s equipment, and new
technology is also being incorporated in
the company’s bidding process to ensure
more accurate quotes.
The goal, according of Arens, is efficiency
and completing jobs more quickly.
“This saves you money, and you’ll save the
customer money,” he said.
Trinity Excavating has belonged
to Saskatchewan Heavy Construction
Association since it began 15 years ago.
Arens says adding that networking with
other contractors and keeping track
of new bid opportunities in the industry
are among the perks that come with
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