MISSISSAUGA, ON, March 31, 2020 /CNW/ - Bird is proud to mark its centenary year of building Canada 100 years after commencing its first job on March 29, 1920. Hubert John Bird founded the company in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan with two partners, after returning from World War I as a Captain in the Canadian Engineers. Bird Construction has since grown into one of the leading publicly traded builders in Canada, with offices coast-to-coast.
"Since our humble beginnings in 1920 to today, the company has persevered through times of war, economic downturn, natural disasters, and health crises", said Teri McKibbon, President and CEO.
Today, Bird is one of Canada's largest and most respected builders and has made significant contributions in the commercial, institutional, retail, multi-tenant residential, industrial, mining, water and wastewater, energy, renewables, nuclear, and civil sectors. The company's success has been driven by its innovative approach to project delivery, a strong and steadfast safety culture, and dedicated employees.
"The key ingredient to our continued success remains our employees and their commitment to the company", explained Mr. McKibbon. "Throughout our history, talented and passionate employees have contributed immensely to our growth by operating with integrity and professionalism, creating a collaborative environment that fosters teamwork, collective stewardship, and a robust safety culture."
In 1956, a 25 Year Club was established to recognize the employees who remained with the company during the challenging early years, weathering crises such as the Great Depression and the Second World War. Sixteen employees were inducted into the Club in the inaugural year, including Hubert Bird, and their names were the first to be etched on the plaques that hang proudly in each of the 11 offices across the country. The Club has grown to include 220 members, and three 50 Year Club members.
Bird Construction is dedicated to continuing its longstanding tradition of delivering challenging projects for new and repeat clients across the country through strategic and forward-looking initiatives and the deployment of innovative technology. These are showcased on our new website at https://www.bird.ca/, and within the pages of a commemorative book that documents Bird's history and 100 Bird projects over our 100-year journey, and which is available on our revamped website.
"Our Bird Family is strong and resilient, and we have demonstrated this consistently throughout our 100-year history", said Mr. McKibbon. "It is a testament to any organization to grow and thrive as long as we have." Bird Construction stands ready to continue delivering the vital infrastructure needed during this unprecedented time, and for the next 100 years.
About Bird Construction
Bird Construction Inc. (TSX: BDT) is one of Canada's leading General Contractors with offices in St. John's, Halifax, Saint John, Wabush, Montreal, Toronto, Ottawa, Winnipeg, Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver. The Company services the industrial, commercial and institutional markets as well as the heavy civil construction and contract surface mining sectors.
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For further information contact:
T.L. McKibbon, President & C.E.O or
W.R. Gingrich, C.F.O
Bird Construction Inc.
5700 Explorer Drive, Suite 400
Mississauga, ON L4W 0C6
Phone: (905) 602-4122 www.bird.ca
SOURCE Bird Construction Inc.