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Classic Fire + Life Safety goes on recruitment drive

February 14, 2023  By  SP&T Staff

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Ontario-based Classic Fire + Life Safety said it is conducting a search and promotional push to recruit a minimum of 20 workers to help it deliver critical fire protection systems and services at the NextStar Energy EV battery plant in Windsor. Open positions include sprinkler fitters and apprentices, according to the company.

“We’ve steadily grown our team over the past few years and we’re more than ready to onboard our next group of new recruits, this time from the Windsor area,” said Mike Van Eerde, director of construction operations at Classic FLS. “I could not think of a better project through which to introduce our dynamic and exciting industry to new candidates.”

A hiring event will take place on Feb. 24 at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Windsor East Lakeshore.

In July 2022, Classic FLS was named as the fire protection partner for NextStar. The EV battery plant is 4.5 million square feet and is expected to begin producing modules in the first quarter of 2024 and battery cells in the first quarter of 2025, according to a press release.


“This is history in the making and we’re delighted to play a part,” added Francois Godin, CEO of Classic Fire + Life Safety. “We’ve had the privilege of working in the fast-growing EV battery industry space for some years and I can vouch that deliberate and comprehensive fire protection services and solutions plays a critical part of its success. We’re committed to helping Canada excel in this area of safety.”

Classic FLS was brought into the project by Alberici/ Barton Malow to install the sprinkler system, fire pumps and special hazard suppression systems. Onsite work for Classic FLS is expected to start in April. The project is expected to last 18 to 24 months.

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