Update #7 from Bruce McDonald

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Everyone, Here is my update as of midday Saturday. We have 3 known cases of COVID-19 infection within the company and 1 case in a joint-venture company to date.  Fortunately none of these people have experienced serious health consequences and are recovering well. Friday afternoon, the Government of Ontario announced further restrictions on construction and […]

Update #6 from Bruce McDonald

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Everyone, Today I want to share some thoughts about the safety of our field workforce as it relates to COVID-19 exposure.  During a normal workday, B&M’ers in both the field and office manage a wide spectrum of workplace hazards.  The level of risk that each person faces varies by activity, task and environment in which […]

Update #5 from Bruce McDonald

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Everyone, Clearly the flaw in this weekend is that the week has not yet ended for many.  I understand and truly appreciate how hard everyone is working, day and night, to put the pieces of this dizzyingly complex puzzle together. Since my last update, we confirmed a third case of COVID-19 infection within our Toronto-based […]

Update #4 from Ian & Bruce McDonald

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To All, The COVID-19 pandemic crisis has materially changed the way that we live and work.  Black & McDonald has responded admirably thus far and we are so proud and grateful for the tireless effort of all people to come together to face the unique challenges of this strange and unprecedented global crisis.  During the […]

Update #3 from Bruce McDonald

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On behalf of Black & McDonald’s COVID-19 Crisis Management Team (CCMT), I am providing this update for all employees of Black & McDonald, its subsidiaries and joint ventures as of Monday, March 23, 2020. We learned late last night that we have our first confirmed case of COVID-19 infection within our employee group.  An employee […]

Update #2 from Bruce McDonald

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Everyone, Much has happened since my message on Monday but the threat posed by the COVID-19 pandemic to the health and wellbeing of our people and our company remains consistently serious. I assure you that we are successfully escalating our pandemic emergency response in all B&M offices with a singular focus on “protecting the beehive.”  […]

Update #1 from Bruce McDonald

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To the Black & McDonald community, The COVID-19 pandemic is a complex, extraordinary and dangerous crisis that is changing rapidly hour by hour.  While much remains unknown about the virus and uncertain about the outbreak, I am convinced that the spread of the virus will not be slowed in North America without an aggressive, proactive […]