SAGUENAY, QC, May 10 /CNW Telbec/ - Launched close to a year and a half ago, BPR's Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean
and Nord-du-Québec Hub is exceeding its objectives and revising its
growth forecasts upwards. Named by BPR to be its fourth Hub of "la
francophonie" - French-speaking countries or communities - after
Québec, Montréal and France, it has taken the Hub less than 18 months
to hire significant numbers of new staffers and carry out major
projects in the region.
Regional expertise is recognized, prompting engineers and technicians to return to the area
With its eight business offices in Alma, Baie-Comeau, Chibougamau,
Chicoutimi, Jonquière, Labrador City, Roberval and Rouyn-Noranda, BPR
is building a solid foundation and strong ties with the community. Now,
with close to 300 employees in the region, BPR has almost achieved its
initial object of doubling its workforce.
"The energy and enthusiasm of the communities and the industry, as well
as the quality of our teams, are allowing us to take on exciting
challenges in terms of projects both here and across the country: Nova
Scotia, Newfoundland, Ontario and British Columbia… in other words,
from Atlantic to Pacific!" notes Denis Roy, vice-president of the Hub.
The project list says a great deal: the engineering for the new
mini-hydroelectric stations in Val-Jalbert (Desbiens) and Chute-Gagnon
on the Shipshaw River in St-Ambroise; engineering for electricity and
instrumentation for the modernization of the pulp tower control room at
Rio Tinto Alcan's mill in Kitimat, British Columbia; the structural and
civil engineering and mechanical and electrical engineering for the new detention facility in Sept-Îles; engineering for
the repairs to the Bridge of Rio Tinto Alcan's Isle-Maligne power
station in Alma; structural and civil engineering for the construction
of five new bridges on the new section of Highway 138 between the
municipalities of La Tabatière and Tête-à-la-Baleine on the Lower
North Shore, for the Québec Ministry of Transportation; as well as
mandates in both structural and civil engineering for the expansion of
the Alma and Dolbeau-Mistassini Hospitals.
Every new employee strengthens the team of specialists, allowing BPR to
be a regional leader in energy, industry, building, transportation and
municipal infrastructure. The success of the fourth hub is such that
several engineers and technicians have returned to live in the area
from which they originally came ‒ which is in line with BPR's values
because it cares about the quality of life of its employees. Nor is the
youth of the region being left out: UQAC and area CEGEPs are major
partners. No fewer than twenty graduates from the area have been hired
since last year.
For 50 years, BPR has been one of Canada's most significant engineering
firms, offering a full range of engineering and project management
services to industrial and commercial businesses, large institutions
and municipalities. The company's activities are divided among five
major specialties: building, municipal infrastructure and
transportation, energy, industry and water management.
BPR is part of the Tetra Tech network, a world renowned leader in
engineering consulting. This association gives BPR access to a network
of 12,000 qualified associates in 330 business locations around the
SOURCE BPR inc.
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