First two contracts for Supermétal in Saskatchewan

    SAINT-ROMUALD, QC, Aug. 25 /CNW Telbec/ - Structural steel fabricator
Supermétal Structures of St-Romuald is pleased to announce today the signature
of its first two contracts in Saskatchewan, both totalling more than $6 M to
fabricate or install over 1,600 tons of steel.
    For Cargill Ltd, Supermétal's construction division, Supermétal-mojan,
will install 850 tons of structural steel in its canola crushing plant near
Clavet, Saskatchewan. This plant, one of the world's largest of its category,
will see its capacity increased from 2,000 to 4,000 metric tonnes of canola
per day. As for the second contract, Supermétal will fabricate 750 tons of
structural steel for the Mosaic Potash milling expansion near Belle Plaine.
The solution potash mine expansion is part of a long term $920 M expansion
initiative to increase capacity at the mine by 2 million metric tonnes by
    "As in Alberta, where structural steel is in great demand, Saskatchewan
represents a high growth market for us. These first two projects will help us
establish our presence there and fuel new, growing business", declared 
Jean-François Blouin, Supermétal's General Manager. "We are quite happy to see
our Western Canada share of business growing year after year, which speaks to
the benefits we can offer as an experienced cross-national company", said he.
    Supermétal is experiencing strong growth in Alberta. The manufacturer was
recently awarded the mandate to manufacture and install the 11,000-ton
structure of Eight Avenue Place in Calgary, better known as Penny Lane Tower.
This prestigious $1 billion total project cost, consists of a futuristic
50-storey office and commercial tower in the heart of Calgary's downtown core.
Supermétal was also chosen to fabricate and install 3,000 tons of steel for
the TransAlta/Epcor owned Keephills 3 coal-fired generation expansion.

    Supermétal Structures is a long-established Canadian-owned company with
facilities in Quebec and Alberta and clients all across North America.
Renowned for its premium service, the Saint-Romuald based company employs more
than 450 people and specializes in the fabrication and erection of structural
steel for industrial and commercial projects. For more information on the
company or quotation requests, please visit the Supermétal website at

For further information:

For further information: Guy Leroux, Supermétal Structures, Cell: (866)

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