14 Aug Mayor of Ottawa, Jim Watson Tours M CON Products Production Facility
Event: M CON Products 30thAnniversary celebration BBQ
Where: 2150 Richardson Side Road, Carp, ON
When: Friday, June 7, 2019
JIM WATSON PRESENTS CONGRATULATORY PLAQUE FOR 30 YEARS’ SERVICE SUPPLYING QUALITY PRECAST CONCRETE TO OTTAWA
The Mayor of Ottawa, Jim Watson, congratulated M CON Products on their role in some of the City’s largest construction projects over the last 30 years. During the company’s 30thAnniversary celebration BBQ, Jim Watson toured the production facility and joined employees, customers and friends for a bite to eat. The Mayor presented Mr. John Mion, President of M CON and his team with a congratulatory plaque for 30 years of service to the Ottawa business community and supplying quality product to infrastructure projects in the city. He tweeted,
“Congratulations to @mconproducts for celebrating 30 years in the construction industry. Manufacturing pre-cast concrete products M CON has contributed to some of the City’s biggest infrastructure projects.”
Jim Watson, Mayor of Ottawa
The Mayor was impressed with the size of the facility and the amount of technology that has been introduced over the years. He also commented on the quality and size of the product, and capacity of the operation to fulfill the needs of Ontario’s growing infrastructure.
This was the first time a high-profile city councillor toured M CON’s facility. The aim was to show Jim Watson where key city infrastructure products get manufactured, and to view the various trades and skilled jobs provided by M CON. The Mayor asked inciteful questions and showed concern regarding sourcing materials and potential challenges with tariffs and fees. He was pleased with the company’s use of Canadian and local sources. He showed particular interest in employment needs and the skills required for the unique machinery and equipment that is utilized in the yard and plant, as well as concern with the decreasing amounts of skilled trades workers coming into the work force.