About Lakeside

 

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Since 1952, Lakeside Process Controls Ltd. has been providing innovative automation solutions with superior customer service. Lakeside is an employee-owned Canadian company that operates as the exclusive Local Business Partner of Emerson Process Management in Ontario (excluding the Ottawa Valley), Manitoba, and the Kivalliq region of Nunavut.

Lakeside’s mission is to create customer value by providing the best solutions to fulfill our customers’ process automation challenges, through creativity, reliability, productivity, teamwork, professionalism and dedication. Lakeside’s solutions range from devices that measure and relay diverse physical and chemical conditions, devices that control flow of materials, networks that transmit event related information, to process control systems that collect information and trigger necessary actions to ensure continued operations, based on the logic defined for the process being automated.

There is constant pressure to cut costs, increase output, reduce energy use, and improve safety and emissions, all with fewer experienced workers than ever before. That is why companies turn to Lakeside for technologies, services and expertise to solve pressing problems to keep their operations running better, longer, and safer than ever before.

MEASURE & ANALYZE

The broadest range of measurement and analytical technologies for process clarity and insight

FINAL CONTROL & REGULATE

Highly reliable final control technologies to help you regulate and isolate your process with certainty

OPERATE & MANAGE

The systems and tools that provide the decision integrity to run your operation at its full potential

SAFETY & ENVIRONMENTAL

Comprehensive technologies to help you manage and operate safely

SOLVE & SUPPORT

Expertise and local resources to help you define, implement, and support a strategy to maximize returns from your assets through their lifecycle

 

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Emerson is a diversified global manufacturing company that has been around for 125 years and brings technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions to customers in the industrial, commercial and consumer markets through its Process Management, Industrial Automation, Network Power, Climate Technologies, and Commercial & Residential Solutions businesses.

Lakeside Process Controls acts as the exclusive Local Business Partner for Emerson Process Management in Ontario, Manitoba and the Kivalliq region of Nunavut.

Throughout the years Lakeside Process Controls has acquired 2 companies which have been complimentary to our business. In 1997, Lakeside acquired The Valve Automation Center in Guelph, ON and in 2010 Lakeside acquired Arctic Combustion Ltd based in Milton, ON.

 

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The Valve Automation Center’s (VAC) experience is well rooted in the automation solutions business. VAC has been providing automation solutions since 1988 and remains committed to continually enhancing their services and products with leading edge technology. The Valve Automation Center serves the many different process industry segments in Ontario and Manitoba including chemical, oil and gas, pharmaceuticals, power, pulp and paper, gas distribution, mining, food and beverage, and water and waste industries. As the industry becomes more complex with accessories and bus technologies, VAC is able to provide customers with a complete solution. Their team of highly trained and experienced application engineers and technicians provide you with superior technical knowledge on products and applications. We believe that the complimentary capabilities of The Valve Automation Center allows Lakeside to provide our customers with the complete Valve Solutions they require.

www.valve-automation.com

 

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Arctic Combustion has successfully provided products and services to industrial and institutional utility plants in Ontario and the Atlantic provinces for 35 years. The Arctic brand is well known, recognized and respected for these services. Arctic provides services for Burner Management Systems, fuel trains, TSSA approved boiler and refractory repair and power & process piping system repairs. Arctic is also a recognized supplier of – new and used boiler sales and rentals, burners, economizers, air heaters, wind boxes and fuel trains. Arctic’s knowledge and experience of TSSA code compliance of combustion systems is particularly valued and respected in the industry. We believe that the complementary capabilities of Arctic Combustion allows Lakeside to provide more comprehensive solutions to our customers for utility and combustion applications.

www.arctic-combustion.com

 

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Top Safety Cultures Award
The Top Safety Cultures™ Awards Program is intended to celebrate and enable the creation of safer workplaces and enhanced safety cultures for employees, their family members and their communities across Canada.
Lakeside was 1 of 3 winners in the medium and large enterprises (more than 100 employees) category.

 

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AON Best Employer Award - Best Small and Medium Organizations
The AON Best Employer Award study is conducted annually by Aon Hewitt, a global human resources consulting firm and Queens School of Business. The Best Employers Study provides an in-depth view into the opinions of employees and leadership throughout the organization. Companies are ranked based on feedback collected in an extensive employee opinion survey where individuals are given the opportunity to critique organizational practices and provide anonymous in-depth feedback on their perspectives of the organization’s leadership team and processes.

Lakeside is one of ten winners on this list, out of 236 organizations who participated. Lakeside has been on this list for more than five years

 

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Canada’s Best Managed Companies - Platinum Member
Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies is the country’s leading business awards program. Established in 1993, the program recognizes excellence in Canadian-owned and managed companies. Program winners are selected by an independent panel of judges who assess the caliber of management abilities and evaluate how companies address various business challenges.

Lakeside maintains its Platinum Club member status and has been a Best Managed Company since 2002.

 

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Best Workplaces Canada
The Great Place to Work® Institute is a global research, consulting and training firm that helps organizations identify, create and sustain great workplaces through the development of high-trust workplace cultures. Based on the results of a survey completed by the employees and a written submission outlining various best practices set by the organization, the program uses set criteria to provide data relative to the five trust building dimensions of a Great Place to Work®: credibility, respect, fairness, pride and camaraderie.

Lakeside Process Controls has been recognized for 5 consecutive years in the Best Workplaces Competition by the Great Place to Work® Institute. Lakeside recently ranked 18th on the list of Medium-Sized Great Workplaces out of over 300 participating organizations.

Additionally, Lakeside also received recognition, for the first time this year, on the list of Top 50 Best Workplaces for Women, amongst medium, large and multinational organizations in Canada.

 

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Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Culture
The Canada’s 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures competition annually recognizes best-in-class Canadian organizations for having a culture that has helped them enhance performance and sustain a competitive advantage. Organizations are graded on; Vision and Leadership, Recruitment and Hiring for Fit, Cultural Alignment and Measurement, Retention, Rewards and Recognition, Organizational Performance and Corporate Social Responsibility. Hundreds of organizations are nominated each year.

Lakeside was recognized as One of Canada’s 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures in 2014, presented by Waterstone Human Capital, as featured in the National Post.

Contribution to the community through participation in social events and charities is an integral part of the Lakeside culture. Lakeside consistently participates in and contributes to various events and charities that promote the well-being of our community.
Lakeside is a proud supporter of the following charities:

  • The Salvation Army
  • Canadian Cancer Society
  • World Vision
  • Toys for Tots
  • Heart and Stroke Foundation
  • Multiple Sclerosis Society
  • Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA)
  • ALS Canada
  • SickKids Foundation
  • FIRST Robotics Canada
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