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PROFORMA ENGINEERING

FALL 2015
CANADA

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AXIS Excels
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ProForma Engineering owner Doug Krokosz praises
the work of AXIS Inspection Group Ltd., a visual
and non-destructive testing firm. "They help us
determine the conditions in the final inspection
of repairs and the condition of things that need
repair," he explains.
The Winnipeg, Manitoba-based company has
been in operation since 2004. "We also have a
close working relationship with a team of welding
engineers who can advise on technical matters
and provide engineered repair details and certification of repaired equipment and inspected
products," it says.
"This close working relationship allows AXIS
Inspection Group Ltd. to provide the best possible
services for crane inspection and certification," the
company adds.

It also partners with Amps Services,
an associate that specializes in industrial and electrical engineering.
"We are in a unique position within
the industry as most mechanical engineering firms offer commercial building services," Krokosz says. "While we
do offer those services, our main focus
is on pressure equipment, welding
engineering and piping systems."

EXCELLENT CLIENTS
ProForma services a very technical
customer base, Krokosz says. "We've
been lucky to have some excellent
clients with high levels of creativity," he
says. "We try to introduce engineering
and public safety codes with a practical
approach." He notes its clients include
JTL Industries Ltd., an oil and agriculture firm that it met in 2011.
"They have some very impressive
products and a very creative approach
to fabrication," Krokosz says. "We have
enjoyed working with them and have
learned a great deal in the process. It is
hoped that we will continue to work together well into the future."

ProForma sets itself apart by focusing on pressure equipment, welding, engineering and piping systems..

The company also serves STATS
Group, which specializes in product
and services for oil and gas installations and pipelines. "We try to make
sure [their products] are deployed to
market safely and profitably," he says.
He also praises CANCADE. "We
view them as an industry problemsolver and it is a pleasure to work with
them," he says. CANCADE is a manufacturer of material haulage equipment and ProForma has found good
synergies with the work that it does.

NEW ADDITIONS
ProForma regularly invests in its
operations, including the purchase
of new software. "We have SOLIDWORKS Inventory, AutoCad, Inventor, Ansys, MicroStation and Microsoft Office, as well as a dedicated
state-of-the-art computer dedicated
to Finite Element Analysis (FEA)
problems," Krokosz says. There are

many unique situations where design
by rule has to give way to design by
analysis and FEA helps ProForma deal
with these very complex problems.
ProForma maintains a friendly
work environment, Krokosz says. "We
have an open office concept, but we're
divided into smaller groups to allow
people to focus on what they need to,"
he says. "We try to maintain professional environments."
The company grows the talents of
its staff with training. "We have a large
training budget," he says, noting that
its associates attend technical courses, as well as training on Canadian
pipeline and pressure vessel codes, and
leadership training.
Krokosz sees a strong future for
ProForma. "We would like to grow as a
mechanical maintenance and engineering firm," he says, noting it will add
more employees. "Someday, we also
would like to add more locations." EMI
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