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cS C A N A D I A N S P OT L I G H T PKS Pride >PKS EQUIPMENT & ENGINEERING INC. STAN POWESKA RUNS PKS LIKE SOME OF CANADA’S LARGEST MANUFACTURERS BUT LEAVES OUT THE CORPORATE RED TAPE. // PKS’s lifts are hearty enough to handle buses, subway cars and other transportation vehicles. K E L LY M C C A B E managing 70 employees there,” he says. “Today, I focus on the strength of PKS, which is the people.” PKS and its 32 employees offer design/build, supply and installation of heavy duty lifting systems for trucks, buses, mining equipment, aircraft engines, railcars, military equipment and more. Poweska says PKS’s lift capacity is virtually unlimited, but its current largest equipment can lift 240,000 pounds for -----------------------------------------------[ P R O F I L E ] PKS Equipment & Engineering Inc. Headquarters: Ancaster, Ontario Services: Design/build, supply and installation of heavy duty lifting systems Employees: 32 -------------------------------------------------------------- From 1976 to 1998, Stan Poweska worked his way from machinist to plant foreman to plant manager at one of Canada’s largest lift manufacturers. In 1998, he leveraged that diverse experience to start PKS Equipment & Engineering Inc. in Ontario. “When I was employed there, I did a lot of studying, so what I’ve done is transfer that experience to PKS, because I was subway cars or mining equipment. No matter the size of the lift, Poweska > 154 MANAGEMENTTODAY-MAGAZINE.COM WINTER 2011 http://www.MANAGEMENTTODAY-MAGAZINE.COM

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Management Today - Winter 2011

Management Today - Winter 2011
Millionaire Mega Toys
Management Playbook
Taking Action
Branding Concerns
La Curacao
Prosper Inc.
Meridian Credit Union
Ozarks Federal Savings and Loan
Mona Pearl
MaMa Rosa’s Pizza
L’Oreal USA Consumers Products Division
ABI Ltd.
CHIRON America
Lucerne Foods
Bud’s Best Cookies
Crest Foam Industries
Hozishaki America
The Knapheide Manufacturing Co.
Lavi Industries
S. Freedman & Sons Inc.
Val-Fab Inc.
History vs. Reality
Grupo Roble
Sabal Homes
Grupo Marhnos
Novak Construction
McAlpine Ltd. – Cayman Islands Government Administration Building
Ram Power Corp.
CMH Architects
Golden State Framers
Russell Redi-Mix Concrete
Roger Electric
Supply Chain
Triad Systems
Schildwachter Oil
Star Transport
Canadian Focus
Airline Hotels & Resorts Inc.
Northgate Industries
Winnipeg Airports Authority
PKS Equipment & Engineering Inc.
The Hazelton Hotel
Leeds Transit
PCL Constructors – Durham Consolidated Courthouse
Build Toronto
Handling Specialty
Parker Hannifin Canada
Stevens Resource Group Inc.

Management Today - Winter 2011