Structal-Bridges secures a $25-million contract for the re-construction of the Alexander Hamilton Bridge in New York City



    BOUCHERVILLE, QC, April 28 /CNW Telbec/ - The Structal-Bridges division
of Canam Group Inc. (TSX: CAM) located in Claremont, New Hampshire, has been
awarded a CA$25-million contract for the rehabilitation, expansion and
re-construction of the Alexander Hamilton Bridge and its access ramps in New
York City.
    The project involves eight bridges and viaducts, some with a
geometrically complex design incorporating box girders, structural steel
trusses and plate girders. The work will include the replacement of a concrete
box-girder bridge on one of the access ramps by a steel box-girder bridge.
Fabrication will take place at the Claremont plant and will be completed in
2011.
    Robin Lapointe, general manager of Structal-Bridges, is pleased that
Structal won the contract for this project, which confirms how highly the New
York State Department of Transportation values Structal's expertise. "In
recent years, we've invested heavily in employee training and the acquisition
of state-of-the-art equipment for all of our plants to be able to handle
projects of this magnitude and to keep a competitive edge," he said.
    Structal-Bridges, a manufacturer of steel bridges, structural bearings
and expansion joints, has been operating a 195,000-square-foot (18,115 m2)
plant in Quebec City, Quebec, since 1956, and also runs a 61,900-square-foot
(5750 m2) plant in Laval, Quebec, and a 180,000-square-foot (16,720 m2) plant
in New Hampshire. Structal, which serves the highway and railway bridge
sectors in Canada and several states in the U.S., currently employs 350
people.

    Canam Group is an industrial company operating 12 plants specialized in
the design and fabrication of construction products and solutions. The company
employs close to 2,600 people in Canada, the United States, Romania and India,
and has partnerships with companies in Mexico, France, Saudi Arabia, the
United Arab Emirates, Russia and China.




For further information:

For further information: Jasmin Gosselin, Vice President,
Communications, (450) 641-4000, jasmin.gosselin@canamgroup.ws;
www.canamgroup.ws; www.structalbridges.ws


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