SHERBROOKE, QC, Sept. 24, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - Structural steel specialty
contractor, Supermétal, today announced two new major contracts in
Canada aimed at increasing the electricity production capacity of River
Harmon and Kipling hydro dams on the Mattagami River in Ontario, as
well as the Horizon oil sands complex in Alberta. The announcement
coincides with the company's celebration of 16 years of harmonious
labour relations at its Sherbrooke plant after a successful negotiation
with the local union to renew the current collective agreement.
"Today I am challenging job-seekers who are looking for a rewarding
career and good working conditions. Due to our sustained growth in
Western Canada, we need more office and plant employees, in particular
welders and fitters in Sherbrooke and Québec City," said Jean-François
Blouin, Supermétal President and General Manager. "For those who are
looking for exciting challenges, the time is now!"
In Ontario, Supermétal has the mandate to fabricate and install
structural steel for the third production unit of the Kipling and
Harmon River dams; each dam already has two units. Harnessed to the
Mattagami River, their capacity will be increased to 235 MW from 156
and 140 MW respectively. In Alberta, Supermétal will build the
structural steel supporting Phase 2 of the Horizon oil sands complex in
Fort McMurray, operated by Canadian Natural Resources. This mandate
will require the supply of 4,500 tons of structural steel for various
buildings in order to satisfy the production increase of synthetic oil
to 250,000 barrels per day from the current 125,000.
Well-known for past achievements such as the upgrade and expansion of
the Québec City Colisée in the early 1980's, Supermétal has recently
acquired its first plant south of the border, in South Carolina, U.S.A.
After only a few years, the plant is running at full capacity, with
more than 100 employees and a healthy backlog of projects.
Supermétal is a well-established Canadian manufacturer that operates
plants in Alberta, Quebec and South Carolina (USA) serving mainly
North-American clientele. Recognized for the quality of its service and
meeting construction timelines, the company based in Lévis, Québec
specializes in the production and installation of structural steel for
commercial and industrial buildings and employs over 600 people. For
more information, visit: www.supermetal.com.
For further information:
Source : Guy Leroux, Supermétal - cell : (514) 993-1729 / firstname.lastname@example.org