Canada U. L. Expands
Construction of a 10,000-square-foot office and laboratory, which will provide the nucleus for an extensive long range building program of the Underwriters’ Laboratories of Canada, formally got underway when its Honorary President, W. E. Baldwin, turned the first spadeful of earth.
Underwriters’ Laboratories of Canada maintains and operates laboratories and an inspection service for the examination and testing of appliances, devices and materials, as to their life, fire and casualty hazards, and crime prevention. It is a non-profit organization sponsored by the Dominion Board of Insurance Underwriters. K. F. Tabisz is general manager.
At a luncheon following the simple ceremonies of the ground breaking, L. L. Lewis, president of the Laboratories, presented Mr. Baldwin with a silver replica of the spade used. In his remarks Alex. S. Hamilton, chairman of the planning committee, paid tribute to the 33 years of interest displayed by Mr. Baldwin in the work of the Laboratories. In reply Mr. Baldwin praised the Laboratories, emphasizing the importance of the new facilities.
The Dominion Board of Insurance Underwriters was represented by N. G. Betlunie, president, and A. Leslie Ham, manager. Guests at the ceremony and luncheon included Roy B. Whitehead, Ontario Superintendent of Insurance, directors and officers of the Laboratories, the Dominion Board of Insurance Underwriters, and the Canadian Underwriters Association.