Toronto Stock Exchange: ARF; ARF.DB
GUELPH, ON, June 20, 2013 /CNW/ - Armtec Infrastructure Inc. ("Armtec" or "the Company") (TSX:ARF; ARF.DB) today announced that it has been awarded in excess of $80 million in new infrastructure projects to date in the second quarter. The awarded projects include the manufacture and supply of infrastructure products for the Highway 407 East Expansion in Ontario and components for the Evergreen Line, an 11-kilometre extension of the SkyTrain light rail system in the lower mainland of British Columbia.
For the Highway 407 East Expansion project, Armtec has been contracted by the 407 East Construction General Partnership to manufacture, supply and deliver precast concrete NU Girders for many of the new bridge structures being constructed over the 22-kilometre highway extension in the Greater Toronto Area. The contract, which is valued at just over $20 million, will commence in August of this year and will be completed in September 2014.
In the Pacific market area, Armtec has been contracted to manufacture and supply precast concrete segments and bridge girders for the elevated guideways being constructed as part of the Evergreen Line project. The SkyTrain light rail system will be extended from Burnaby to Coquitlam in British Columbia. Armtec's role in the project, which is valued at $21 million, will commence in June and extend through to the fourth quarter of 2014. The precast concrete components will be manufactured at the Company's facility in Richmond, B.C.
The remaining new bookings represent numerous smaller projects, including precast wall panels for a Target retail store in Winnipeg, components for a new Pan American games sports stadium and a soundwall for a light rail transit project in Ottawa, Ontario.
"We are very pleased to have exceeded $80 million in new Engineered Precast Solutions project bookings at this point in the quarter and to have been selected to participate in these significant infrastructure projects in our market areas," said Mark Anderson, President and Chief Executive Officer. "These awards are very important, not only for the industry recognition of our Company's manufacturing expertise but also as a valued opportunity to showcase our competitive strengths and demonstrate our skills for delivering industry-leading solutions that meet the needs of our customers."
About Armtec Infrastructure Inc.
Armtec is a manufacturer and marketer of a comprehensive range of infrastructure products and engineered construction solutions for customers in a diverse cross-section of industries that are located in every region of Canada, as well as in selected markets globally. These markets include Canada's national and regional public infrastructure markets and private sector markets in agricultural drainage, commercial building, residential construction and natural resources. Armtec operates through a network of offices and production facilities across the country. Armtec operates in two business units: Drainage Solutions manufactures and markets corrugated high-density polyethylene pipe, corrugated steel pipe and other drainage related products including small bridge structures. Precast Concrete Solutions manufactures and markets highly engineered precast systems such as parking garages, bridges, sport venues and building envelopes as well as standard precast products such as steps, paving stones and utility vaults.
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Risks and Uncertainties
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