About Us

Company History

Clara Industrial Services Limited expanded from modest beginnings, when founder, Danny Clara, started Clara Painting in 1964.  Beginning as a housepainter, Danny grew his business with a focus on quality and integrity, aggressively pursuing work along with Jim Piper his business partner.  By 1977 Clara Painting became Clara Industrial Services Limited, as the firm branched out into Industrial Painting at the many heavy primary industry markets around Thunder Bay – grain terminals, mines, paper mills, hydro-electric dams, municipal water and wastewater treatment and highway bridge restoration.

With that growth, the company added to its service package by including High Pressure Waterblast Equipment and mobile Industrial Vacuum Loaders to support those same industries, growing this side of the business along with the painting until Clara Industrial became the regions premier contractor for Industrial Painting as well as Water Blast and Vacuum services.

Further expansion led to offices in Vancouver and Seattle, as well as the successful completion of major projects in Ontario, Quebec, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia, Yukon, Northwest Territories, Newfoundland, Washington State, Illinois, New York and Alaska.

Now focused principally in Northern Ontario, Clara Industrial has continued its tradition of expansion and technological development, growing the service segment of our business with the addition of Hydro-Excavation Vacuum equipment, updated Water Blast Pumps and tooling as well as an expansion

Who We are

We provide our customers with a diverse range of services focusing on the cleaning, maintenance and protection of their important assets that need to last and need to run.

To serve the many heavy industrial facilities, we have an extensive fleet of vacuum units and high-pressure waterblast units, along with a full compliment of supporting equipment and tooling, and a trained, experienced workforce such that we can accomplish most any cleaning job quickly and safely, minimizing turnarounds and outages. We have over 45 years of providing regular maintenance as well as major shutdown services to the region’s mills, mines and plants.

For all sectors, we have most every type of proven surface preparation technology available, as well as the skills and equipment to apply all types of coatings and linings, and the knowledge to help you select what is best for your situation – be it shop or field work. We also provide hazardous abatement services including access, containment, dust collection, removal, testing and disposal.

No single product or methodology works in all applications, which is why Clara Industrial works with trusted suppliers to provide our clients with options that consider budget, service life, schedule and existing conditions in order to best serve the specific needs of both the client and the situation.

All of our work is performed in accordance with Occupational Health & Safety Regulations.

Equipment dependability is a fundamental element of our service package. All of our equipment is maintained and serviced in-house by our team of mechanical staff to ensure reliability and availability.

As part of our commitment to service, we offer a 24-hour, 365 days a year on-call service to respond to our customers emergencies in a timely manner – 807-624-1250.

Clara Industrial Services Limited is signatory to the IUPAT – International Union of Painters and Allied Trades.