Supermétal Signs Two Major Contracts for Energy Production Facilities in Canada

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.

SOURCE: SUPERMETAL

For further information:

Source : Guy Leroux, Supermétal - cell : (514) 993-1729 / gleroux@lerouxprudhomme.com

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