October XIXth, MMXI
Hon. Thomas Lukaszuk, MLA, Minister of Education, Progressive Conservative, Edmonton-Castledowns
Having just worked through my temporary placement agency IV the last III days at Bailey Metal Products Ltd. in SE Edmonton just off of 50th Street & Roper Road, I can say I was truly impressed. We need Thomas II stress the importance of metal fabrication, production, & assembly line as a career IV students. I was treated with dignity & respect, from the Production Manager Wes on down to my production line partner, Bruce. Plant Ops Manager Steve & Region GM Bob were also quite courteous in making sure was comfortable at the worksite.
Sam Bailey, the initial founder of Bailey Metal Products Ltd. had a dream II have his own metal fabrication shop, he started out small & now his firm is nation wide. With offices in several Canadian cities, this is truly a great company across this great Dominion. Bailey has been serving Canadians & their housing needs IV over VI decades now, a proud tradition II be sure.
We need these manufacturing jobs & we need II encourage Canadians to go to trade schools such as the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) so they can get the skills they need to perform well at these jobs. Its not less of a job to work in manufacturing & labor than it is II be a professional. Farmers, hunters, railworkers, & other tradespeople made this nation. Lets tell students II go II work IV Bailey Metal Products Ltd. & other manufacturing firms so that we can keep making this nation better & better IV future generations.