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Fabrication Shop Exceeds Expectations On Roller Frame Project

Fortis’ metal fabrication shop has completed manufacturing a huge custom order of conveyor frames.  Fortis described the challenge the project presented to our client, and our plan for completing the project on time and on budget.  Fortis provided regular progress reports to the customer throughout the manufacturing process.  Now, Fortis has completed the order and the graph below shows the detailed progression of our metal fabrication process...

Fortis used Earned Value Reporting to track progress on a regular basis.  Manufacturing hurdles did occur as we progressed through the fabrication process.  However, we were able to see the problems as they occurred and corrected the issues.  We met our delivery requirements which resulted in Fortis completing this equipment manufacturing project on time and on budget.  Fortis is fast becoming one of Saskatchewan's premier original equipment manufacturer shops.


Fortis Mining, Engineering, and Manufacturing has the capability to fulfill all your Industrial construction and mining needs.  We have a fully certified CWB weld shop located in Saskatoon.  From engineering, to welding, to machining, to install, Fortis can complete all your project requirements. Fortis’ ISO certifications in quality, environment, and safety make us a perfect fit to satisfy all your custom manufacturing and OEM needs.  No job is too complex or too small for our welding shop, Fortis will work through them all.

Please visit www.fortiscorporation.com for a full company profile and please feel free to email info@fortiscorporation.com or call 306-242-4427 to contact Fortis to see how we can help you with your next project.

Fortis Manufactured Mobile Reel Handler Selected for SIMSA Case Study On Mining Technologies Developed in Saskatchewan

This year, Fortis Mining Engineering and Manufacturing had the distinction of being selected by the Saskatchewan Industrial and Mine Suppliers Association for a case study on one of our pieces of mining equipment, the Mobile Reel Handler.   This study was also done in conjunction with the Government of Saskatchewan.  Only a handful of companies within Saskatchewan were selected and Fortis had the distinction of being one of those companies.   To be considered, your company must have engineered and manufactured a unique and new piece of equipment for the mining or industrial industry in Saskatchewan.   The Mobile Reel Handler was put on a long list of possible case studies.  Eventually after some research and comparisons by SIMSA, it was decided that the Mobile Reel Handler was indeed an innovative piece of mining equipment and well worth a case study!

Recently SIMSA published the case study and sent out to SIMSA members, government officials and will be handed out at varying SIMSA events.

You can read the case study on SIMSA's website https://simsa.ca/member/wp-content/uploads/SIMSA_Fortis_Casestudy_LR.pdf or see the attached pdf below

SIMSA_Fortis_Casestudy_LR.PDF (779.6KB)


The Mobile Reel Handler is currently being used at the Potash Corp. Rocanvile West Expansion product.

Peruse our website to see additional examples of Fortis engineering, CNC machining, welding and fabrication.

In addition to engineering and manufacturing, the Fortis Mining division is a well respected mining contractor and mining subcontractor in Canada.  The Fortis Mining division has successfully completed a number of difficult projects in local potash mines that our competition was unwilling to tackle.  Fortis has worked for the major mine companies, including Potash Corp, Agrium, BHP Billiton and Cameco.   Visit our mining projects page to see some of the projects we have completed http://www.fortiscorporation.com/projects-mining.aspx

Fortis is proudly Saskatoon, Saskatchewan owned and operated.

How Manufacturing Metrics Can Benefit Your Company

A few weeks ago we talked about how our fabrication shop is manufacturing a huge order of conveyor frames.  Fortis managed to take control of the manufacturing side of the order, but how do we handle keeping our customer aware of where all the frames are?


Fortis is a multi-faceted organization with specialties ranging from manufacturing, to engineering, to project management, and site install when required.  Fortis used all of these areas to bring together reporting metrics so our customer easily sees how the project is advancing at any stage of the project. 


Fortis uses Earned Value Reporting to track progress and to provide updates to our customers.  In the graphs below, Fortis uses this reporting method to establish trend lines showing how the brackets are progressing at weekly intervals.  Our customer can see the status at a glance and can look at the detailed report as required.

There are three different types of frames required.  Fortis tracks the progress on each frame and the whole order as a total.  This allows Fortis to share with our customer the short falls and gains on an ongoing basis.   This reporting eliminates surprises and allows Fortis to adjust the schedule and resources accordingly in order to ensure overall customer satisfaction.


As the frames are completed; labeling is attached as per our Clients requirements.  Information including frame type, laydown areas (surface/underground), contact information, are just a few items we can include on the label.  Fortis’ labels are waterproof to ensure the information won’t smudge or disappear when exposed to wet environments.


Fortis Mining, Engineering, and Manufacturing has the capability to fulfill all your Industrial needs.  From engineering, to welding, to machining, to install, Fortis can complete all your project requirements.  No job is too complex or too small, Fortis will work through them all.


Please visit www.fortiscorporation.com for a full company profile and please feel free to email info@fortiscorporation.com or call 306-242-4427 to contact Fortis to see how we can help you with your next project.

Fortis Mining Engineering and Manufacturing is proudly Saskatoon, Saskatchewan owned and operated. 

Energetic Fabrication at Local Manufacturing Facility

In the custom fabrication world most projects come and go however, every now and again there is a unique challenge to get a quality product efficiently completed in order to meet schedule requirements.  While considering all aspects at hand and meeting quality control check points, Fortis Manufacturing has risen to the challenge repeatedly throughout its history.

The latest challenge currently being completed at Fortis’ fabrication shop, is a huge conveyor frames order – slightly over 8,100 of them.  With Fortis Manufacturing ingenuity, the welding assembly line was born.  In order to meet schedule requirements, each process and step needed to be identified and planned in order to ensure efficiency was a key factor.

When you think of a quick turn-around most people think that means rushing.  When you rush shortcuts and corners being cut are inevitable in order to maintain the capacity to meet schedule requirements.  And the truth is, there are!  Fortis takes the following short-cuts to improve efficiency:

  • Fortis short-cut the time needed to find parts – everything is in hand reach for fabrication.
  • Fortis short-cut the set up time by building fixtures to aid in the welding.
  • Fortis short-cut the time for moving welded components – Work areas were identified and staged to keep productivity levels at acceptable speeds.
  • Fortis short-cut rework requirements by establishing continuous checks throughout the fabrication cycle.

With all these shortcuts certainly other areas will suffer?  Actually, by identifying and planning the work for these frames, Fortis is also accomplishes the following:

  • All the clients’ specifications are being met.
  • Detailed inspection test plans are developed and being used to ensure all areas are being monitored and reviewed.
  • Safety in design options offered to the Client for approval to highlight safety areas.
  • Developing a value added packaging option, which can reduce waste as well as increase operation efficiency with moving a large volume of product.
  • Ensuring all industry regulations and requirements are upheld like CWB certifications and industry requirements.

Fortis Mining, Engineering, and Manufacturing has the capability to fulfill all your Industrial needs.  From engineering, to welding, to machining, to install, Fortis can complete all your project requirements.  No job is too complex or too small, Fortis will work through them all.

Please visit www.fortiscorporation.com for a full company profile and please feel free to email info@fortiscorporation.com or call 306-242-4427 to contact Fortis to see how we can help you with you next project. 



Fortis MIning, Engineering and Manufacturing is proudly Saskatoon, Saskatchewan owned and operated. 

Agrium Praises High Quality of Fortis work

In April of 2015 Fortis received a failed balderson hitch for scoop tram attachment from Agrium Potash mine.  We were tasked with fabricating a replacement balderson hitch for scoop tram.  Not only did we deliver the fabricated and machined part on time, but we included a custom engineering design betterment which will improve reliability and reduce life cycle costs.  We then followed up to ensure all was well after shipping the product back to site.  This is what Agrium had to say when we followed up with them, "We just put one on yesterday and we did not even need butter to slide it into place.  It was perfect!"  What a great testimonial from Agrium on the excellent work our machine shop and welding shop competed!

Here is a picture of the balderson hitch Fortis fabricated:

Facts: Did you know that the Fortis welding shop is CWB certified?

Fortis Mining Engineering and Manufacturing is proudly Saskatoon, Saskatchewan owned and operated.

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