Winding Down: Elmvale Metal Products, Astech Mechanical,
and Tam-Kal Limited
From 1986 until his retirement in 1993, Chris worked at three different companies: Elmvale Metal Products, Astech Mechanical, and Tam-Kal Limited. At Elmvale, Chris continued his work on fairly large-scale commercial projects, such as the Pickering Civic Centre and Water Park Place on Toronto’s harbour front.
Astech and Tam-Kal, however, were smaller companies that worked on more modest jobs, such as libraries and schools. Chris had come full circle. Nearing the end of his career, he was happy to work fewer hours and supervise fewer workers. It was the perfect end to an exciting career.
Listen to an interview in which Chris talks about how he loved to do a good job, no matter what the job.
(CMC, Christian Bennedsen Collection)