CALGARY, Sept. 20, 2011 /CNW/ - Aecon Group Inc. (TSX: ARE) today announced the establishment of its
Aecon West Headquarters in Calgary, Alberta.
"This new headquarters anchors Aecon's presence in Western Canada," said
John M. Beck, Aecon's Chairman and CEO, who was joined by Calgary
Deputy Mayor Brian Pincott and Bruce Graham, President and CEO of
Calgary Economic Development, for the announcement in Calgary.
"Aecon's business in Western Canada has shown impressive growth over the
past few years, to the point where today, Aecon's revenue and employee
base is as significant in Western Canada as it is in Eastern Canada,"
said Beck. "Having a core office here enables us to further strengthen
our key customer relationships in the west, integrate our diverse
service lines to provide unparalleled solutions to our clients, and
cement our ties to the business community in the west."
Bruce Graham, President and CEO of Calgary Economic Development, praised
Aecon for reinforcing its concrete presence in Calgary with a high
level corporate office. "Aecon's decision to choose Calgary confirms
the message that Calgary is indeed a headquarter city and will continue
to be a key driver in the Canadian economy in the years to come," said
Graham. "Aecon's commitment to Calgary is good news for both business
"Calgary is a vibrant, bustling center of economic activity," Beck said.
"It is a natural fit for Aecon as one of Canada's leading contractors.
This is the ideal city from which to tackle the immense opportunities
we see across Western Canada."
Aecon is one of Canada's largest contractors, and the largest publicly
traded company in its industry. Aecon and its subsidiaries provide
services to private and public sector clients throughout Canada and on
a selected basis internationally. For over a century, Aecon and its
predecessor companies have been involved in such projects as the CN
Tower, the Vancouver Sky Train, the St. Lawrence Seaway, the Montreal
Trudeau and Toronto Pearson International Airports, and the Halifax
shipyards. Locally, Aecon has participated in the construction of
Calgary landmarks such as the Petro-Canada Centre (now Suncor Energy
Centre), and is currently working on the South Calgary Health Campus
and the Stoney Trail / Crowchild Trail interchange. Other recent
projects across Western Canada include the Centennial Centre for
Interdisciplinary Sciences at the University of Alberta, the Fort
McMurray Water Treatment Plant, the Port Mann Main Water Supply Tunnel
in Vancouver, the Trans-Canada Highway upgrade at Lake Louise, the
Georgia Hotel in Vancouver, the Spy Hill Peaking Station in
Saskatchewan, the Regina Co-op Refinery, and numerous projects in the
Alberta oilsands for clients such as Suncor Energy. Aecon is pleased
to be recognized as one of the Best Employers in Canada. For more information, visit www.aecon.com.
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