New Website Launch
Gillis is very excited to launch phase one of its newly designed website. Of particular note is a very extensive library of high quality photos that will provide our design and building community with numerous ideas and solutions, facilitating material selection & application. Enjoy the element of discovery associated with the site’s watermark of fossils and trace fossils.
New Lunch & Learns 2017
Gillis launches new lunch & learn to be presented in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia. Architectural Sales Consultant, Jackie Ilagan will be in touch in the near future to set up dates for your office.
New Tile Production Line
Gillis acquires new tile line from Italy enabling, for the first time in its history, locally produced 10mm thick tile. Standard tiles are nominal 300 mm x 600 mm, available in Rubbed, Honed and Polished finishes. Ideal for interior feature vertical and horizontal applications. Machine can accommodate up to 70 mm thick x 600 mm wide stone.
Thin Veneer Program: New L-Corners
Gillis develops 90 mm high and 190 mm high L-CORNERS for its 20 mm bed thin veneer line, providing a more durable, permanent, robust, FULL BED look.
New CNC Machine
Gillis acquires Park Industries CNC Machine, enabling them to cut the most sophisticated of cut stone elements. Longtime Manager of Drafting and Project Coordination, Graham Bergeron handles all the advanced programming.
Gillis Quarries is Growing
After 35 years of quarry dust, stalwart Paul Skrupki was appointed Plant Superintendent to replace Phill Winicki who retired from Gillis after almost 40 years. We congratulate Paul and wish Phill all the best with our thanks for his years of service.
The Drafting & Project Coordination department will be relocating to the quarry in Garson, MB. This move will provide for improved communication between production and drafting.
Gillis’ technical team all comes from professional backgrounds, reinforcing Gillis Quarries’ consultative approach and unique expertise in natural limestone production.
Gillis Quarries Limited is now on INSTAGRAM. Follow us as we share the creativity and innovation of our incomparable design community. For fun, feel free to check out the fossil of the week every Friday affectionately coined, “FOSSIL FRIDAYS.” @gillisquarries_ltd
Quarry Tours 2019
After three very successful seasons, Gillis is thrilled to bring back its regularly scheduled quarry tours, one in the month of June and September. Jackie will be in touch in the spring regarding the dates. Who will be the next winners of that magical red ukulele?
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PSFB Fossil Program
These precious events stand out from all the rest. One day, these young bright eyed, inquisitive kids will say to their grandchildren, “Hey, Grandma picked out that fossil!”
Brock White New Dealer BC
HISTORIC LOWER FORT GARRY RESTORATION
Gillis supplies a sea of large double-sloped capstone to a significant restoration of the historic Lower Fort Garry; the very first project built with Tyndall Stone back in 1832.
LE CHATEAU, MONTREAL – RESTORATION
Gillis participates in a significant restoration of the largest Tyndall Stone building in Montreal, Le Chateau. Literally, a city block of Tyndall Stone. All cut stone elements requiring very careful consideration of bed orientation made possible with Gillis’ multi generational level of expertise.
NEW REGINA FOOTBALL STADIUM
Gillis completes the supply of 60,000 square feet of Tyndall Stone to the new Saskatchewan Roughriders Stadium in Regina; found on the exterior walls and all throughout the concourse. This is a bittersweet one for us at Gillis, as we feel the stone will improve the Riders’ record. GO BLUE!