Posts by Westcor

Our December Community Initiative: Supporting the Calgary Drop-In Centre

As the calendar draws into December, visions of holiday celebrations with loved ones, friends and colleagues start to fill our minds and schedules. We will all begin planning out the amazing meals we will share in the warmth of our homes, anticipate waking up Christmas morning to see the excitement in our children’s eyes as…

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Adding Value Through Lean Construction

As our industry continues to evolve, four things are becoming clear: change is a constant — being agile and adaptable is critical for us to add value to the customer; “waste” is much more than its current definition — it’s an opportunity to notice and correct inefficiencies which disrupt the flow of value to the…

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Calgary Drop-in Centre: Men’s Clothing and Hygiene Packs Drive

Take a second to think through your morning routine. You wake up, wash your face, brush your teeth, shave, put on deodorant, pick an outfit and get dressed. Chances are you don’t think too much about it, you just do it. Maybe you listen to music, drink coffee, or prepare your to-do list for the…

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Westcor’s 15th Anniversary

Westcor Construction opened its doors on September 1st, 2003. For 15 years, Westcor has been Building a Better World, The Westcor Way.  The Westcor Way is about putting people before profit, committing to continuous improvement and sustainable learning, and collaborating every day. Most of all, The Westcor Way is about building relationships and understanding the…

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Building a better world, and preserving it at the same time

When it comes to environmental responsibility, the Canadian government has regulations set in place to ensure protection of our water, land, air, flora and fauna. Canadian businesses follow rules, regulations, and processes all in the name of conserving the health and the beauty of our Earth, but how many of those go above and beyond?…

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Failure as a key driver for growth

Can businesses get better through failure? Yes, it can be done. Lean Construction Institute-Canada (LCI-C) held a conference in Vancouver last month and our very own Bob Robinson was a featured presenter. His presentation, titled “How I Failed in Lean: A Leadership Story” shared key insights about the importance of learning from mistakes and empowering…

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