Host Garry Shearer chats with Jim Longo, founder and president of IDEAL WELDERS, to recount Jim’s passion for welding that forged the 50-years-strong business he manages to this day. Jim is a champion for hands-on work and the cardinal purpose it brings to those who commit to it. Garry and Jim also discuss the paramount need for supporting the trades and keeping Canadian jobs top-of-mind. The steadfast expansion of Ideal is a testament to Jim’s wit and veracity as a leader. He grew the company from a one-man–one-truck operation to now boasting over 220,000 square feet of facilities with infrastructure development for Expo 86 and the 2010 Winter Olympics under its belt. With major projects still on the go, Jim Longo shows no signs of stopping—and how could he? He loves what he does.
Music: "Growing Chorus" by Terry Munday