There is no substitute for experience. For over three decades Pipefusion Services Inc. has been involved in literally every type of polyethylene pipe installation imaginable. The fusion and installation of polyethylene pipe and related products have been the backbone of our business for more than three decades!
The Story of a Little Floating Tent Once upon a time, we had a client with very steep property in cottage country… when the tent guys went to measure, they pointed to the water and joked, “we should just put the tent out there.” The client, being something of a man of vision, jumped at the idea. And thus begun our odyssey to figure out how to not only make this happen, but to make this exacting man happy.
The first plan was to build the deck (or in non-event-speak: the tent floor) on top of scaffold, which would lie on the lake bottom. This presented us with all kinds of issues, the first being obtaining permits from the Department of Oceans and Fisheries in case we disturbed the natural habitat of any creatures who live below amongst the rocks and gunk. The second was that we found out that the lake bottom wasn’t very solid at all; it turned out that our client had had to drive-pile almost 45-feet down to find bedrock when he erected his boat house. That seemed a little excessive for our One Night Affair… and so our quest continued.
Next, we looked at renting barges, tying them up together and putting a tent up on them… but the main challenge was that barges are in high demand in the summer months, being the workhorses that carry equipment and materials to properties under construction - and, as we discovered, no barge operator was willing to give up three barges for the more than three weeks we’d need them. Not to mention that barges aren’t very pretty. Yes, I said it: they’re generally scuffed up, different and/or multi-coloured, with stuff all over their decks and sit very high above the water. Our aesthetically-minded client didn’t care for this option at all.
That was when his landscaper suggested contacting the people that manufacture floating docks, and that’s just what Dennis Large of Advanced Tent did. Experts were consulted (it turned out there were none - as no one had ever tried anything like this before) engineers were called in, measurements and calculations were made, budgets were approved and finally –finally! – the big day arrived. And I’m not referring to the wedding day… It was Let’s Build a Tent on Water Day! The first to arrive? The pontoons: over 70 were brought in on a barge one sunny day, about a month before the wedding itself. The next few photos document how Dennis and his boys brought the vision to life: Posted: 1/21/2016 1:10:00 PM
Huntsville Rotary Club honours Jan Nyquist with the Paul Harris Fellow Award Huntsville Rotarians, their family and friends gathered at Hidden Valley Resort on December 16 for a little festive celebration, shenanigans and fellowship. Among the highlights was an award presented to an unassuming yet very successful businessman, and one of Rotary’s greatest supporters. He’s the man behind the swim-up coffee station at the Ironman, an ice bar at Winterfest, and the impressive ‘NyDock’ docks where musicians belt out tunes at Huntsville’s waterfront festivals. He is also known for quietly supporting a host of other community initiatives and events.
Jan Nyquist was thanked for that support and presented with a Paul Harris Fellow award. That award, while customarily presented within the Club to Rotarians who reach a certain level of monetary contribution to Rotary for its community and international work, is also bestowed externally to someone who goes above and beyond for both Rotary and their community.
“Internally it’s more of a monetary recognition for a Rotarian but when it’s given to a community member it has a bit more meaning from the point of view of outstanding effort,” explained Rotarian Rob Saunders. “He got the award for not just his work for Rotary; he got his award for his work with the community specifically his support of the Ironman and the 70.3. He’s been donating a lot of his product, equipment and manpower to help those community events.”
From Rotary’s point of view, Saunders also noted Nyquist’s contributions to the club’s Duck Derby when it was raising funds for Huntsville’s skateboard park.
“He provided barging and all sorts of piping to allow us to create the duck race and subsequent to that he’s been involved in all of our DockFest events with, again, manpower as well as material and equipment. The recognition is just the fact that he’s never really asked for any thanks, he just seems to be happy to do it.”
This year’s Rotary Club President Brandy Van Gelder also noted Nyquist’s support in 2015 when she was fundraising to climb to Mount Everest’s base camp in support of SOS Children’s Villages, which provides food and shelter for abandoned children.
“He’s donated his personal time and resources from his business to the community,” said Van Gelder, also pointing to Nyquist’s help with Rotary’s DockFest fundraiser as well as helping an individual in the community with wheelchair accessibility.
“A well-deserved award,” added Rotarian Mary Rashleigh, who described him as a “wonderful benefactor.”
Not one comfortable talking about himself, when Doppler contacted Nyquist about the award he said he was surprised to receive the recognition, he thanked Rotary for presenting him with the award and said he was humbled.
The award is named after Paul Harris, Rotary International’s founder. Posted: 1/17/2016 11:19:00 AM
First phase of NyDock installation in Temagami, Ontario Upon review of all proposals, I am recommending awarding the RFP to Pipefusion Services Inc. for the following reasons: 1. Their product can be left in year round without compromising the warranty. Public Works staff will be required to remove only the docks on Snake, Rabbit and Cassells Lakes due to the high fluctuation in water levels in the winter. All other docks will need the ramps removed or disconnected for the winter. 2. They have a lifetime warranty on the floatation. 3. They are willing to consider working with the Municipality on any options related to the floating breakwall. We would like to consider the floating steel breakwall as opposed to the floating concrete docks due to reduced maintenance requirements. This could save an additional $20,000 to $30,000 on the project based on quotes provided in other proposals received as part of the RFP process. 4. References confirmed the quality of the product and its durability. Posted: 11/17/2015 4:08:00 PM
Bring your imagination to create a one-of-a-kind NyDock We have extensive experience building large and small floating dock systems. We can customize any floating dock system to fit your recreational or commercial application. The possibilities are endless - the only limit is your imagination!
Here is a great NyDock Ramp and a really dynamic 20' x 20' octagon NyDock. The possibilities are endless - the only limit is your imagination!
I wonder what NyDock will come up with next... a floating sauna? Posted: 9/23/2015 1:31:00 PM
NyDock Floating Coffee Bar Pipefusion/NyDock are very proud to be a platinum sponsor of Ironman Muskoka Canada for the next 3 years. Triathlete's, Media and VIP's will be be able to enjoy a Muskoka Roastery Coffee on the brand new NyDock Floating Coffee Bar during Ironman weekend in Huntsville August 28th-30th 2015. Our incredible team once again came through with this one of a kind floating bar concept and they deserve a lot of credit. Posted: 8/20/2015 11:50:00 AM
2016 Photo Shoot Over the course of a couple beautiful days last week we set out to capture some lifestyle images for our 2016 NyDock catalogue. Dreams Becoming Reality Marketing, The Shutterbug Gallery in the Woods, Starshine Video Productions and a colourful cast of characters from Huntsville, Ontario brought our NyDock docking systems to life. NyDock Floating Docks & Pontoons are so durable they come with a Lifetime Guarantee! Posted: 7/29/2015 11:15:00 AM
New NyDock Installation at Huntsville Marine When you are out on the Fairy Lake this summer and need to refuel pop by Huntsville Marine and check-out their fancy new NyDock's. It was a pleasure working with the entire team at Huntsville Marine on this incredible project. Have fun on the water!
Posted: 7/20/2015 10:29:00 AM
Another Happy Customer Sorry it has taken a while for me to send you pictures of our terrific new Pipefusion NyDock but we took a little time to add our own little touch to your work. I hope you like it. We certainly do!
Thanks to you and Nathan for your help and to the guys who put it together at Mountain Trout House. We just got it to within about 6 feet of home and the heavens opened and we were soaked in about 2 minutes!
Cheers - Fergus & Susan Posted: 7/15/2015 10:05:00 AM
Pipefusion - NyDock Becomes Platinum Sponsor for Ironman Muskoka Pipefusion is very proud to announce a three year Platinum Sponsorship with Ironman Muskoka. The NyDock Floating Coffee Bar will be serving up Muskoka Roastery Coffee Co. blends to racers, media and VIP's on Peninsula Lake on Saturday August 29, 2015. Posted: 7/14/2015 9:54:00 AM
Nuit Blanche 2015 The Pipefusion Services Inc. NyDock stage featured great performances throughout the night during Nuit Blanche North 2015. It was a wonderful evening in downtown Huntsville, Ontario. Special thanks to the Huntsville Festival of the Arts for their efforts to make events like this happen. Posted: 7/12/2015 3:31:00 PM