B&M technician doing quality check for clients network infrastructure

Quality is at the Core
of Our Business.

Quality has always been a cornerstone of our business philosophy. We believe our customers deserve the highest quality products and services available. To deliver on this commitment, we implement robust quality programs that focus on continuous improvement and customer satisfaction. As a result, our quality programs satisfy the rigorous requirements of industry-specific codes and standards, as well as jurisdictional and client requirements.

We have a track record of implementing successful quality programs, with extensive experience in heavy industrial installations such as:

  • Nuclear Power Generation
  • Thermal Power Generation
  • Pulp & Paper and Transportation
  • Canadian Military
  • Onshore and Offshore Oil & Gas
  • Mining

In addition to industry-specific quality requirements, we embrace and follow standards and regulatory body programs across North America:

  • CSA N286-12, Management System Requirements for Nuclear Power Plants (for Engineering, Procurement, and Construction)
  • CSA N299.1, Quality Assurance Program Requirements for the Supply of Items and Services for Nuclear Power Plants
  • CSA N285.0, Class 1, 2, 3, 4, & Class 6 (Fabrication, Installation, Repair, Modification of Code Items and Supports)
  • CSA B51 (ASME Section I, Section III, Section VIII, Divisions 1 and 2, B31.1, B31.3, B31.5, B31.9)
  • CSA W47.1, Division 2, Certification of Companies for Fusion Welding of Steel
  • CSA W47.2, Division 2.1, Certification of Companies for Fusion Welding of Aluminum
  • ISO 9001-2015, Quality Management System—Requirements

Quality Program Approval (Regulatory Bodies)

  • ASME Code Symbol Certification Mark “U,” “S” & “PP”
  • CSA W47.1/W47.2 Welding Operations Registered
    with the Canadian Welding Bureau
  • ISO 9001 Registered (Quasar)
  • Technical Standards and Safety Authority (Ontario)
  • CSA N285.0, CSA B51
  • Alberta Boiler Safety Association
  • Technical Safety British Columbia
  • New Brunswick Department of Public Safety
  • Nova Scotia Department of Labour
  • Technical Safety Authority of Saskatchewan
  • Prince Edward Island, Department of Environment
  • Service NL
  • Office of the Fire Commission (Manitoba)
  • Régie du bâtiment du Québec

Quality Programs Acceptance (Client)

  • EnCana Corporation—Offshore Oil Production
  • Lloyd’s Register of Shipping—Offshore Regulatory Authority
  • Canadian Natural Resources Limited
  • Husky Oil Operations
  • Nova Scotia Power Inc.
  • Enbridge Inc.
  • TransCanada
  • Bruce Power
  • Ontario Power Generation Inc

Who We Are

From our humble start in 1921 as residential electrical wiring contractors, Black & McDonald has grown to multiple lines of business with over 5,500 employees working out of 30+ offices.

Black & McDonald Story

Black & McDonald was founded in 1921 as a partnership between William John (W.J.) McDonald and William R. Black, and was primarily engaged in simple residential electrical wiring.

Our Values

From the very beginning, W.J. McDonald had a vision of how he wanted the company to grow, and he established a Code of Business that guides our organization to this day.

Health, Safety & Environment

At Black & McDonald, excellence in Health, Safety and Environment is inherent in how we do business in all aspects of our operations.

Corporate Social Responsibility

“Do it right” is a Black & McDonald core value, and that belief extends beyond project work into our interaction and integration with the communities and stakeholders we serve.

Subsidiaries & Affiliates

The Black & McDonald family of companies includes a number of wholly owned subsidiaries and affiliated companies across Canada and the United States.

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You believe that if something’s worth doing, it’s worth doing right. That solutions should be made to last. That being part of a team means working not just for oneself but for one another. That’s how we operate too.