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What does CWB certification mean?

Fortis Corporation is proud to be a part of CWB, the Canadian Welding Bureau. They are an industry-supported private sector organization providing welding certification, management systems registration, and training services to over 7600 companies in 48 countries. The CWB was formed over 70 years ago to administer Canada‚Äôs national welding standards, which are in the national building code as well as other industry-specific documents. While companies operating in the structural and erecting industries are required to be CWB certified, other companies can seek credentials as the CWB is the only nationally recognized credential. 


Unlike some other qualifications in the field, being CWB certified ensures any work done is to the highest standard possible. To hold this certification the individual must conform to specific testing and procedures that are monitored on an ongoing basis. This means that all elements of our operation are independently verified by the Canadian Welding Bureau regularly. Fortis goes above and beyond to maintain this standard so we know the work being done in our shop is of top quality and has the certification behind it. 

Fortis is certified in steel and stainless steel as well as having level 1 weld inspectors on site. Our team of welders and fabricators can take on any job from small D-plates to full mine refurbishment jobs. For more information on past projects check out: or contact us at

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Custom Mine Shaft Skip Dolly Fabricated by Fortis

Fortis was recently contracted to manufactured a Mine Shaft Skip Dolly for Nutrien Allan. The skip is rested on the dolly and then is picked up at the other end using a loader to help with easy maneuvering when loading. 

This Skip Dolly is site specific, but Fortis is able to manufacture and modify them for additional sites and uses.