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Pitt Meadows Plumbing earns provincial construction award

Future of Work event earned the local business 1 of 4 leadership awards
James Zelinski (left) of Pitt Meadows Plumbing and Mechanical was thrilled to accept the leadership award from the BC Construction Association for the annual Future of Work event hosted in Maple Ridge. (Special to The News)

A local business is being honoured at the provincial level thanks to the latest round of B.C. Construction and Skilled Trades Month awards.

These annual awards are handed out by the BC Construction Association to recognize construction industry professionals who are helping to shape the next generations of construction workers in the province.

BC Construction Association president Chris Atchison explained that the awards and Construction and Skilled Trades Month shine a light on the importance of the construction industry, which he said is largely made up of small businesses with fewer than 20 employees.

“Day after day, they deliver the important housing, institutional, commercial, industrial, and infrastructure projects our province needs,” said Atchison.

“They work hard, and they get the job done. We welcome this opportunity to give them the recognition and respect they deserve.”

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A total of eight awards were given out this year, including a leadership award to Pitt Meadows Plumbing and Mechanical Systems.

James Zelinski, vice-president of administration for Pitt Meadows Plumbing, explained that the company is honoured to get recognized for trying to help the next generation of workers.

“It’s always fantastic to win any award, but it’s really about the legacy of the industry for us,” said Zelinski.

He specifically credited their annual industry mixer and educational showcase event as the main reason for earning the award.

“This will be our second year running the Future of Work event, which provides amazing opportunities in the trades,” said Zelinski.

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The two-day event will be returning at the end of the month and will provide workers, students, and teachers with opportunities to learn about the future of the mechanical, electrical, and plumbing industry.

On Thursday, April 25, Pitt Meadows Plumbing will host the industry mixer portion of the event from 4 to 9 p.m., which will feature a keynote presentation from Amy Marks, the self-appointed Queen of Prefab.

The following day will be the education showcase for students, parents, and teachers from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., and will have Marks returning for another speech, along with technical trainer and contractor Colton Henkowksi.

More information and tickets for the event can be found at

Brandon Tucker

About the Author: Brandon Tucker

I have been a journalist since 2013, with much of my career spent covering sports and entertainment stories in Alberta.
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