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A professional engineer , Randy McGee joined DCC in 1984 as a manager of the Shilo site office in Manitoba . After a three-year stint with DND , he returned to the Corporation in 2001 as the Western Area Engineer . He worked at various DCC regions across Canada , including Kingston , where he was Director of the Ontario region . He is currently Vice-President , Operations , at Head Office in Ottawa .
Life in the North Iqaluit , May to October 1991 — Randy McGee When I joined the Western Regional Office as a special projects engineer , my Director at the time , Glen Taverner , “ forgot ” to mention that the position came with a planned summer in the North . I lucked out and was asked to look after the Short Range Radars constructed on Baffin Island … I was lucky , as I was able to take my family on this adventure ( they moved into a one-bedroom apartment in Iqaluit , with sons aged two years and eight weeks ); however , there were some cons as well . Try to get two children to sleep when kids are playing road hockey outside the apartment — at two in the morning ! My wife , Cindy , was worried but understanding during the many nights our helicopter was grounded due to fog , snow and winds . Through the howling dogs , tin foil taped over windows to keep the sun out and road hockey , my family and I had one of the greatest adventures of our lives .
Project : Ramping Up at Goose Bay
In the late 1980s , Goose Bay became an increasingly important NATO training base . In 1981 , Germany and Canada had signed an agreement to begin low-level flying training from the base , and the number of aircraft increased quickly , despite considerable opposition from the Innu of Labrador and their supporters . As the training flights increased , so too did the need for additional support facilities .
The first phase of construction for a German Air Force hangar in Goose Bay was a major $ 10 million contract awarded in 1987 – 88 , covering the building ’ s foundations . It was completed by the end of 1988 – 89 , while the $ 7.6 million second phase ( structural steel and the building envelope ) was substantially finished . A third phase ( the architectural , mechanical and electrical systems ) was handled with a $ 13.8 million contract awarded that year . The contract was phased to meet the tight schedule required by the German Air Force .
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