Milad Mansour immigrated to Canada from a small rural village in Northern Lebanon. In 1971, he began his career working at P&W Supply and Repair in Sudbury, sharpening and repairing drill bits and drill steel for the local mining industry. He was then hired in 1973 to work full time at INCO in their Matte Processing plant. In 1975 he left INCO to pursue P&W Supply and Repair as its new owner.
Milad established Mansour Rockbolting Inc. in Coniston, Ontario at INCO’s old smelter location. Mansour Rockbolting Inc. prospered through a philosophy of customer service. Mansour Rockbolting Inc. later turned into Mansour Mining Inc. and eventually evolved into Mansour Mining Technologies Inc. as it’s known today.
Diesel Electric Services was Founded by Milad Mansour. Diesel Electric Services since 1983 has serviced the rail and associated industries.
The group adopted a corporate development strategy of establishing companies to address the needs of our customers by diversifying the products and services we offer, tailoring to the mining industry in Sudbury Ontario and the surrounding region.
Consolidated Drilling and Blasting was founded. Consolidated drilling and blasting was the 3rd company added to the Mansour Group of Companies.
BM Metals Services was founded and Incorporated. BM Metals is now the largest company within Milman Industries Inc. and continues to grow by diversifying its range of services offered to industrial markets.
Consolidated Logistics Inc. was also founded this year. CLI began on the lack of proper logistics within the local mining industry and Milad made it his responsibility to fill that void.
Sudbury Lime Limited was Founded. In the beginning, Sudbury Lime tailored its product to Vale Sudbury’s operations (at the time called INCO). Today, Sudbury Lime offers a wide variety of products to customers in many industries including mining, food, water treatment, etc.
Commencement of Phase 1 of the group’s now 3.2 Kilometer spur line. This spur line is 100% privately owned and maintained by Milman Industries. This spur line is used by almost all the companies within the group for many different purposes. The spur line had been a dream of Milad Mansour since the inception of Diesel Electric Services in 1983.
BM Metals expanded its capabilities in 2003 by starting the Metals Recycling division. This division began the Industrial scrap yard at BM’s Elm street location in Sudbury, Ontario.
Consolidated Industrial Products was founded. This was the amalgamation of 3 separate entities that were Consolidated Rubber, Lube Support and Consolidated Conveyor. CIP offers a wide range of products including hoses, lubricants and sanitary products, fittings, power tools and a custom gasket shop.
Phase 2 of Milman’s spur line began. This was an extensive project that took a long time to complete hence the multiple stages of construction over the years.
Secure Track was patented by BM Metals. This track system delivers a 60% faster install time than traditional spike and plate installations. Secure Track requires less maintenance and has been proven to be a safer alternative to conventional track and rail systems. BM’s Track & Rail Division produces, installs and maintains all secure track products.
The purchase of a new second location for the group. This site and building were previously used to manufacture break parts, until closing down due to the outsourcing of these parts from cheaper sources outside of Canada. This site now houses a wastewater treatment plant, a scrap yard open to the public, locomotive and rail car repair shop and many mining and industrial related processes.
The Mansour Group of Companies was Founded.
Chemiqa was founded. Chemiqa provides a full range of commodity and specialty chemicals to a number of different industries. Chemiqa is a Joint Venture with Flottec LLC.
Phase 3 of the Spur line began and continuing on with the plan to have the largest private spur line in Northern Ontario.
BM Metals Developed a reverts handling facility at the Foundry location to process, sample and package revert materials for smelting and refining operations.
Diesel Electric opened their locomotive rebuild and Maintenance Shop at the Foundry location. This shop connects to the CN railway.
This year marked the sale of Mansour Mining. Mansour Mining was the first business Milad started in 1971, previously known as P&W Supply. Today the business is known as Mansour Mining Technologies Inc. and still operates out of Sudbury, Ontario.
BM Metals opened its doors to the public by opening it’s second Metals Recycling facility. This was the first of BM’s scrap yards to be accessible to the public. This facility accepts all types of ferrous and non-ferrous materials and electronic waste.
Milman Industries Inc. was created and incorporated. Changed from the prior name of Mansour Group of Companies, the group decided to rebrand and refresh.
Phase 4 of the spur line was underway. Part of the development challenge was the uneven ground that had to be blasted for the entire length of spur line.
A Joint Venture was established with the Serpent River First Nations to produce, transport and spread 200, 000 tons of railway ballast for the HCRY between Sudbury and Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario.
Milman Industries acquired Herby Enterprises. Herby Specializes in Portable toilets, site remediation, hydro excavating, septic tank and grease trap cleaning to name a few.
BM Patented a pneumatic conveyance system. This system aids in the industrial vacuuming process by reliving the dangers of dumping materials from the holding tank. This invention was designed and built in-house.
BM Patented a new version of their pneumatic conveyance system that included the system of a roll off bin. This invention was also designed and built in-house.
Phase 5, the final stage of the Spur line began. The spur line was developed with expansion in mind, giving the group the opportunity to expand the spur line as needed in the future.
BM Metals Expanded their Metals Recycling division through the acquisition of North Bay Salvage. North Bay’s facility is open to the public and offers luger and roll-off bin services.
The group acquired Ranger Auto Wreckers. Rangers is a scrap metal and electronic waste recycling yard located in Val Caron, Ontario.
This year marked the expansion of BM Metals’ Industrial Service division. The Division is now comprised of more than 100 employees and services industrial customers across Northern Ontario.
Phase 6 of development for the spur line. This Phase included the installation of a propane transloading facility from rail to transport.
Aquired Roztek Environmental. Roztek is a Timmins, Ontario based company that specializes in Industrial, environmental and sanitation services.
The formation of BM Industrial which is a joint venture between Milman Industries and the Giampaolo Group of Companies. This joint venture is industrial service orientated and based in Brantford, Ontario. Facilitating a rapid expansion in the Southern Ontario market.