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Cold Weather Survival Guide for Construction Workers

Thursday November 8th, 2018

Following the popularity of our hot weather survival guides for construction and events, we put together guidelines for staying safe in cold weather. Construction employees who work outdoors know that enduring cold weather can be difficult and even dangerous. There are three specific cold weather factors that affect outdoor workers: Air Temperature Air temperature is […]

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7 Spooky Things Found on Construction Sites

Monday October 29th, 2018

There is no shortage of examples of strange things being found on construction sites. Especially during excavation, it is arguably inevitable that you will unearth some unexpected items. Sometimes, you may even come across some treasures. In the spirit of Halloween, here are 7 spook-tacular things that have been found on site during construction: 15th […]

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Healthy Workplace Month: Round-up

Friday October 26th, 2018

Healthy Workplace Month is coming to an end, and we hope you’ve taken this opportunity to turn increased awareness into action. This month, we’ve shared some great tips and information to support starting a wellness initiative at your workplace. To make everything available in one place, here is a round-up of our Healthy Workplace Month […]

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Healthy Workplace Month: Get Involved!

Monday October 22nd, 2018

Some of the most successful and well-known organizations have employee volunteer programs in place. Salesforce gives its employees 7 paid days of volunteer time each year to enable them to give back to their communities. Deloitte encourages its professionals to perform pro bono work, resulting in about 81,000 client service hours donated per year through […]

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How To: Tree Protection for Construction

Friday October 19th, 2018

In many regions across Canada, municipal bylaws require that trees are protected during construction. Generally, you have two options: you can either take steps to protect the trees from potential damage due to construction, or you can replace any trees that are damaged or removed during the job. In some cases, you may find yourself […]

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Healthy Workplace Month: Support Mental Health

Monday October 15th, 2018

Your mental health and well-being isn’t just something you should focus on at home. Self-care should be practiced in the workplace, too.  According to the Government of Canada, 47% of working Canadians consider their work to be the most stressful part of daily life. Employers nowadays should be taking steps to create a work environment […]

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Healthy Workplace Month: Eat Better!

Wednesday October 10th, 2018

In Canada, people spend about 60% of their waking hours at work. Workplaces are required to comply with health and safety regulations and eliminate safety hazards. Meanwhile, employees are expected to make their own dietary choices. This implies that the two are not related. However, your employee’s diet is something that should be taken as […]

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Healthy Workplace Month: Get Active!

Thursday October 4th, 2018

Have you heard the expression “sitting is the new smoking”? Even if you haven’t, it seems the risks of a sedentary lifestyle are quickly becoming common knowledge. We are frequently warned by doctors, experts, and the publicized results of medical studies: not moving enough can have detrimental effects on our health. A recent study found […]

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Vision and Innovation at Modu-Loc

Tuesday October 2nd, 2018

Bill Matthews is Modu-Loc’s VP of Operational Risk and unofficial in-house product development expert. Responsible for the patent-pending adjustable jersey barrier saddle, Bill takes us through his process for product development, where he finds inspiration, and why innovation is so important to Modu-Loc.

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Celebrating Healthy Workplace Month

Monday October 1st, 2018

Did you know that October is Healthy Workplace Month? This month, organizations all over Canada are committing to helping their employees improve their psychological health and physical well-being through various programs and activities. Why is it important to create a healthy work environment? It may seem like some companies promote wellness initiatives strictly to attract […]

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The Good Neighbour Guide to Home Construction

Friday September 21st, 2018

You have a new home renovation coming up. Aside from being a little stressed about how much it’s going to cost you, you’re excited for the big changes that are coming! However, this work can be frustrating to those around you. For instance, your neighbours could be impacted by the work you’re planning. There is […]

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Avoiding the “Fence Only Trap”

Friday September 14th, 2018

Over the last decade, an increased focus on public safety, liability and insurance, and security has resulted in overall stricter safety regulations for Canadian construction sites. One of the most basic requirements of any construction project is the creation of a barrier between the live site and members of the public. In Ontario, regulations state […]

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10 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do With Rental Fence

Friday September 7th, 2018

Many of our jobs involve simple perimeter fencing around an event or construction site. However, sometimes things get a little more interesting! Every once in a while, our rental fence is called upon to perform a task that we consider “outside the box”. Over the years, we’ve encountered a number of visionary customers and oddball […]

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A Blueprint for Living with Construction Noise

Monday August 27th, 2018

Toronto is getting noisier. Noise complaints have been trending upward for the last several years, and the city’s current noise bylaws don’t do enough to protect the residents of Toronto. Our municipal code does state that construction noise is only allowed between 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday to Friday, and 9 a.m. to 7 […]

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Why Should You Care About Construction Noise?

Tuesday August 21st, 2018

For many of us, hearing is a vital part of our everyday lives. We use our hearing for many normal day-to-day functions. It helps keep us safe, allows us to interact with our loved ones, and is a major part of how we experience the world around us. However, we often take our hearing for […]

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How to Plan an Accessible Event

Thursday August 16th, 2018

Canadians with disabilities represent a growing percentage of the population. According to the 2012 Canadian Survey on Disability (CSD), one in seven Canadians over the age of 15 reported having a disability that created limitations. That’s 14% of the Canadian population, or approximately 3.8 million people. The same survey found that disabilities related to pain, […]

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Protecting Public Safety During Construction

Friday August 10th, 2018

It’s no accident that “Safety and Accountability” is one of Modu-Loc’s core values. We strongly support, encourage, and promote safety on all job sites – especially those that are in close proximity to the public. Steps should be taken to optimize safety on construction sites near schools, public parks, and pedestrian walkways. Modu-Loc has a […]

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Hot Weather Survival Guide for Construction Workers

Thursday August 2nd, 2018

The dog days of summer are upon us, and outdoor workers need to take extra special care to protect themselves from the heat. We recently published a post about heat and sun safety for event organizers and staff. We’ve built upon that post to include relevant information for construction site workers, who face their own […]

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Should You Buy or Rent Your Fence?

Monday July 23rd, 2018

You’ve got a big job coming up. You’re coordinating all the materials, suppliers and labour to make sure the job gets done right. When you need temporary fence to secure your site, you may wonder if it is best to rent or buy. There are many different factors to consider, but to help simplify things […]

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Hot Weather Survival Guide for Outdoor Events

Thursday July 19th, 2018

The summer events season is in full swing, with outdoor festivals, concerts and sporting events taking place across Canada. Here in the Great White North, we love taking complete advantage of our relatively short summers. Outdoor events are crowded, patios are crammed every weekend…we need to get our dose of sunshine while we can! However, […]

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Finding the Right Stability Solution

Monday July 16th, 2018

Why Do You Need a Stability Solution? Your perimeter fence is what keeps your site safe and secure. It is your last line of defense against intruders. That’s why it is vital for you to ensure the stability of your fence line at all times. Of course, Modu-Loc fence is strong – but Mother Nature […]

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Best Practices for Installing Modu-Loc Fence

Thursday July 12th, 2018

Last week, we shared the basics of installing Modu-Loc fence. If that was “Fence Installation 101”, then think of this week’s post as the advanced class. There is a bit of a science to setting up temporary fence, and incorrect installation can result in a fence line that is more “safety hazard” than “perimeter protection”. […]

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How to Install Modu-Loc Fence

Wednesday July 4th, 2018

Sometimes, you don’t need turnkey service from your suppliers. There are times when all you need is the product they supply. While we are well-known for offering full-service fence rentals, we have many customers who simply require us to drop off fence and then pick it up when they’re done with it. If you need […]

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Getting the Most Out of Your Supplier Relationships – Part 2

Tuesday June 12th, 2018

Last week, we shared some tips for evaluating new or existing vendors to ensure they can properly support your event. If you missed that post, check it out here. Now that you’ve vetted your suppliers and secured the ones who will make your event a success, it’s time to work on nurturing those relationships. The […]

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Getting the Most Out of Your Supplier Relationships – Part 1

Monday June 4th, 2018

When it comes to event planning, your suppliers can make or break the event. As an event organizer, you place a lot of trust in your vendors to handle things on your behalf…sometimes even in your absence! In an ideal world, the relationship you have with your event suppliers should be less like a customer-vendor […]

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Modu-Loc Named a Best Managed Company Again

Thursday March 8th, 2018

Modu-Loc has requalified for the Canada’s Best Managed Companies program, having been named a Best Managed company for the fifth consecutive year. Modu-Loc first qualified for Best Managed status in 2013, and became a Gold Standard winner in 2017. Our application for the award highlighted a continued commitment to innovation, including product improvements intended to […]

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Three-Time “Best Foundational Product Provider”

Friday March 2nd, 2018

For the third consecutive year, Modu-Loc has been named the Best Foundational Product Provider by Festivals and Events Ontario (FEO). The Best Foundational Product Provider designation is a part of FEO’s Service Excellence Awards program. Service Excellence Award winners are recognized at FEO’s annual conference, which took place from February 28th through March 2nd in […]

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Upcoming Speaking Engagements

Tuesday February 20th, 2018

Darren Armstrong, VP of Sales for Modu-Loc, will be sharing his industry expertise at two separate events next month. Festivals and Events Ontario Annual Conference Friday, March 2nd in Hamilton, ON Darren will be hosting a session on the last day of the Festivals and Events Ontario 2018 conference, taking place in Hamilton, ON. The […]

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Modu-Loc a Best Managed Gold Standard Winner

Wednesday March 8th, 2017

Modu-Loc has been named a Canada’s Best Managed Company for the fourth consecutive year, earning us Gold Standard status within the program. We are thrilled to announce that Modu-Loc Fence Rentals has been named a Canada’s Best Managed Company for the fourth consecutive year, earning us Gold Standard status within the program. This prestigious award […]

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Modu-Loc named an FEO Service Excellence Award Winner

Wednesday March 8th, 2017

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Are you ready for Canada 150?

Thursday January 5th, 2017

Originally published in the December 2016 issue of FEO e-News, the official e-newsletter of Festivals and Events Ontario. 2017 promises to be a year of larger-than-life festivities as Canadians commemorate the 150th anniversary of Confederation. With tourism numbers expected to increase and ample funding allowing events across the country to bump up their budgets and expand […]

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