By Sean Delaney
Mario Tersigni is the vice-president of Norwest Precision Ltd. He is a third generation of Tersignis’, and although Norwest was purchased in 2019, it’s part of many companies under the New Era Group umbrella.
New Era Tool & Die Ltd. is celebrating its 60th Anniversary this year and held a celebration luncheon for staff; the occasion gave me an opportunity for Mario and I to chat.
Established in 1965, Norwest Precision Limited is a Canadian-owned and operated company specializing in the machining, fabrication, and mechanical assembly of complex components for a broad spectrum of industries. Those industries include Hydropower, Power Generation, mining, steel mills, nuclear power, oil and gas, pulp and paper, plastics, extrusions and injection molding, defense and military, shipbuilding, press manufacturing, and more. In 2019, Norwest Precision Limited joined the New Era Group, a diversified group of businesses focused on precision machining, fabrication, assembly, industrial manufacturing, metal forming, and more. As a New Era Group company, Norwest, in conjunction with the group, is proud to offer numerous value-added services.
“My grandfather, dad, and uncle growing up, I saw how they were able to meet with people and become natural leaders, and I wanted to follow in their footsteps,” Tersigni said. “My brother and cousin and I have tried to carry on the legacy my grandfather created.”
Tersigni learned the business as a child visiting, and then later as a youth working late nights, meeting on weekends, being a pest when they were trying to get work done, working in the summers, he said.
“That’s what made us want to join the business.”
Tersigni said even today, Norwest focuses on integrity. With a family-oriented approach, especially now with the labour market way it is, they’ve built a business that has become a family.
“The fact we employed skilled tradesman, and they stay for life. These guys could get jobs anywhere but have stuck around because they really are family to us. I’ve grown up alongside a lot of the guys we employ.”
And Norwest doesn’t forget to adapt to the times. They are into hydro, solar, and wind industries today and always insist on the clean disposal of liquids and waste fluids.
“It’s something we’ve always abided by and taken as a high priority.”
And continue to evolve, they will. Tersigni said their goal is to offer customers a one-stop shop and turnkey solution.
And on running the business, Tersigni said he’s learned to not be afraid to ask questions,
“I want to say thank you to all of our employees and customers, basically everyone who has been involved over the years. Thank you.”
Find out more about Norwest Precision at: norwestprecision.com
They are located at 460 Signet Drive, North York.
Phone them at: 416-742-8082