WINDSOR, ONT. — Classic Fire + Life Safety (FLS) recently announced an expansive promotional push to recruit a minimum of 20 workers to help it deliver fire protection systems and services at the NextStar Energy EV battery plant in Windsor, Ont.
Open positions include sprinkler fitters and apprentices.
The project was announced by the Ontario government in March 2022, in partnership with industry leaders Stellantis and LG Energy Solution.
In July 2022, Classic FLS was named as the fire protection partner for NextStar, Canada’s first large scale electric vehicle battery manufacturing facility. The plant is 4.5 million square feet and is anticipated to begin producing modules in the first quarter of 2024 and battery cells in the first quarter of 2025.
Classic FLS has been brought into the project by Alberici/ Barton Malow to install the sprinkler system, fire pumps and special hazard suppression systems.
Onsite work for Classic FLS is expected to start in April of this year.
The project is expected to last 18 to 24 months.
The recruitment campaign kicks off at a hiring event Friday, Feb. 24 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Windsor East Lakeshore. It is open to all.
“We’ve steadily grown our team over the past few years and we’re more than ready to onboard our next group of new recruits, this time from the Windsor area,” said Mike Van Eerde, director of construction operations at Classic FLS, in a statement. “I could not think of a better project through which to introduce our dynamic and exciting industry to new candidates.”