About Us

Formed in 1992, A.B Mechanical Limited is located at 35 Rudderham Rd. in Sydney, Nova Scotia. Headed by a close group of partner shareholders, the company employs on average 50 to 60 friendly and courteous staff and qualified trades people in commercial and industrial plumbing, pipefitting, welding, ventilation and sheet metal trades. ABM takes great pride in the successful projects completed in Cape Breton and throughout Nova Scotia over the past two decades and is dedicated to providing quality services to its hundreds of customers while maintaining a safe and effective work environment.

Two fully equipped, fully operational mechanical facilities – an 8,000 sq. ft. fabrication shop located in Louisdale, N.S. and a 6,000 sq. ft. sheet metal shop located behind the main office in Sydney – are the basis of our design/build operations. Since our inception we have helped to shape the Cape Breton skyline. As one of the largest and most diversified mechanical contractors in Nova Scotia, we have participated in the construction of a world class paper plant, built an oil and gas fractionation plant, water treatment plants, state-of-the-art schools and universities, fish manufacturing plants, high rise office centers, nursing care facilities and a world-class library.

  • Heating and hot water systems
  • Process filtration
  • Medical gas and process gasses piping fabrication
  • Plumbing and potable water systems
  • Chilled water systems
  • Ventilation and forced air systems
  • Compressed air
  • Refrigeration
  • Insulation
  • HVAC Planned Maintenance Program
  • Industrial pipe welding including high pressure steam and pressure vessel repairs.
  • Process piping, condensate steam, low pressure systems.
  • Large diameter common water/turbine generator piping, underground and above ground.
  • Large scale construction fabrication projects to daily small scale operations and maintenance.
  • NDT services including Magnetic Particle Inspection, Liquid Penetrant Inspection, Ultrasonic Inspection, Visual Inspection, as well as quality control services.


A.B Mechanical Ltd. prides itself in the successful completion of countless projects for hundreds of clientele in Cape Breton and throughout Nova Scotia over the past two decades and continues to take on a wide range of industrial, commercial and residential projects. We operate a fully certified welding/fabrication program, registered with the Nova Scotia Department of Labour and Advanced Education (NSLAE) and have certified procedures for carbon steel, stainless, nickel and chrome welding and also for medical gas piping and all soldering/brazing operations.

Our industrial division operates a fully equipped welding shop located along Highway 105, in the Lennox Passage Lite Industrial Park, just twenty minutes east of Port Hawkesbury. In operation for over twenty-five years, A.B. Mechanical Ltd. has worked extensively in the Point Tupper Heavy Industrial Park on several large-scale projects including the complete fabrication and installation of piping systems at NuStar Terminals, the Port Hawkesbury Paper pulp and paper mill (formerly Stora Enso), the ExxonMobil/Point Tupper Fractionation Plant and the Nova Scotia Power Biomass facility. We continue to work closely with the Port Hawkesbury Pulp and Paper mill and have on-site facilities for regular operation and maintenance of the mill and the Biomass facility.

Our regular operations include high pressure steam piping fabrication and installation, water systems piping fabrication and installation, tank and vessel repair, condensate and low-pressure piping, common water and underground lines. All welders are certified under the Nova Scotia Department of Labour and Advanced Education (NSLAE) and the company holds registered procedures for many processes including carbon steel, stainless steel, nickel and chrome welding. Employees work daily to standards under the ASME Sec. IX – Boiler and Pressure Vessels Code, B31.1 – Power Piping and B31.3 – Process Piping codes. The company maintains a fully qualified Non-destructive Testing (NDT) program certified for B31.1 and B31.3 inspections and CWB welding inspection. Our welding program combined with inspection procedures, a qualified inspection technician and CWB welding inspector, and strict Quality Control/Quality Assurance (QA/QC) program make for a complete Quality Management System (QMS) that is the basis for our industrial fabrication operations.

ABM is also registered with the Canadian Welding Bureau to take on projects in the fabrication of structural steel under CSA W47.1 & W59.

The center of our day-to-day operations, the sheet metal shop is located behind our main office at 35 Rudderham Rd., just minutes from the Sydport Industrial Park in Point Edward, N.S. The shop is fully equipped and utilizes modernized computer technology and automated equipment to produce quality sheet metal ducting for our commercial and industrial worksites throughout Cape Breton and mainland Nova Scotia.

Our production team puts out on average approximately 120,000lbs of steel to the many jobs we bid regularly. We also provide services for private and custom orders such as stainless steel countertops and backsplashes, roof flashing, custom drain pans, custom shelving for service vehicles and custom exhaust ducting for residential, commercial and industrial projects. Specialty fabrication can be done at our shop for any of your project requirements.

In the spring of 2015 ABM was awarded the plumbing and ventilation portion of Emera/NSPI’s $400 million Maritime Link project. The project included the construction of a large HDVC power converter station in Woodbine, N.S. to support the distribution of incoming power from Muskrat Falls, Nfld., across the Cabot Strait to the Point Aconi Generating Station. This project will connect Newfoundland and Labrador to the North American power grid for the first time.

A.B. Mechanical employs fully certified, quality trades people at the heart of our day to day operations in the field of plumbing, heating, refrigeration and petroleum services. Many of our employees are Red Seal certified as we employ a range of plumbers, steam fitters, medical gas specialists, heating and refrigeration technicians, as well as petroleum services. We have a wide range of experience in areas such as Cross Connection Control (backflow prevention testing), Petroleum Storage Tank Installation (Class 1) and Fuel Safety (Class 2), as well as refrigeration under CSA B52 and ASME B31.5.

Health, Safety and Environment

Safety is at the forefront of all construction jobs at any level in today’s ever-growing economy. A.B. Mechanical Ltd. is dedicated to producing and supporting an effective Health, Safety, and Environment (HSE) program aimed at eliminating any/all hazards in the workplace. With an excellent safety record through the years, ABM continues to focus on the safety of our employees and maintains its commitment to minimize risk to health, safety and environment at all its work sites. ABM works closely with Construction Safety Nova Scotia (CSNS) to provide specialized training such as Fall Arrest/Fall Protection, Confined Space Awareness, WHMIS and H2S Alive, Leadership and COR training, First Aid, forklift and scissor lift operation, among others. We have a comprehensive hazard assessment and control program in place and have consistently met and exceeded the requirements and received our Letter of Good Standing from CSNS, as well as the Workers Compensation Board (WCB).


Our team at A.B. Mechanical Ltd. pride ourselves on completing a wide range of construction jobs including HVAC, plumbing and heating and refrigeration ranging in size from small renovation jobs to multi-million dollar projects. Whether your project is plans and specifications or design build our team has the expertise and experience necessary to ensure the successful completion of your project. No matter the size and scope of your project, we can ensure the finest quality work completed safely, on time, and on budget. Below are an example of some of our recent projects.

  • Port Hawkesbury Paper – Various Renovation Projects,
  • Point Aconi and Point Tupper Generating Stations,
  • Nustar Terminals Hot Oil Expansion Project,
  • NSPI Lingan Power Plant,
  • Fractionization Plant Upgrades AMEC Black and Macdonald,
  • NSPI Biomass Project Port Hawkesbury,
  • Nustar 10” Fireline Project,
  • Phalen Colliery Decommission, Lingan
  • New Dawn Arts and Culture Mechanical Renovation,
  • Savoy Theatre Upgrade,
  • Canadian Coast Guard College Mechanical and Sprinkler Upgrades,
  • Montana’s BBQ & Bar,
  • Membertou Bowling and Entertainment Center,
  • Eskasoni Health Centre,
  • Aulds Cove Irving Big Stop,
  • Mabou Sewage Treatment Plant,
  • Prime Brook Office Facility,
  • Riverview High School Skilled Trades Addition,
  • Nova Scotia Health Authority Health Care Centre,
  • Vista Heights Boiler Project,
  • Inverness Manor / Hospital Mechanical Renovation,
  • Glace Bay Junior High School,
  • North Sydney Community Guest Home,
  • Cancer Bunker Nova Scotia Health Authority

Get in Touch

For general inquires please send us an email at office@abmechanical.ns.ca or call us at (902)567-3897.

Chris Brace

Carson Mugford

Cathy Grace
Accounts Receivable/Safety

Sharry Bates
Accounts Payable/ Payroll

George Bennett
Mechanical Estimator

Howard Nardocchio
HVAC Estimator

Jasen Shebib
HVAC Estimator

Adam MacLean
Quality Control, NDT Technician, HSE Officer

Shane Clark
Industrial Foreman

Terry Kelly
Industrial Superintendent