Ladacor completes largest shipping container-based hotel in North America

CALGARY, Dec. 9, 2014 /CNW/ - Ladacor today announced the official hotel opening of Days Inn in Sioux Lookout, Ontario, following fast-tracked construction utilizing Ladacor's Advanced Modular System™ building technology, making it the largest shipping container-based hotel in North America.   

Ladacor's Advanced Modular System™ technology utilizes shipping containers as a durable steel modular core. "In the case of Days Inn - Sioux Lookout, we are proud to have not only created an environmentally sustainable and progressive solution for our client by repurposing 120 surplus shipping containers, we have developed a very high quality project to meet stringent standards of the Days Inn brand," said Joseph Kiss, Ladacor President.

"Steenhof Building Services has been working with Ladacor since the beginning of this exciting project. The use of a modular system was well suited for the Sioux Lookout location and the challenges of building in Northern Ontario.  The engineering solutions developed by our team provided a great partnership with Ladacor's Advanced Modular System™, where we were able to use innovative design approaches to complete the structure in record time. Engineering at its finest," said Jack Steenhof, Steenhof Building Services Principal.

"We were looking for a solution that was quicker and better," said Don Klisowsky, Owner, Days Inn - Sioux Lookout. "Ladacor's Advanced Modular System™ allowed us to build a top quality hotel in only 13 months compared to an estimated 2 ½ years using traditional methods, allowing us to occupy and start the return on investment sooner".

Ladacor is currently working with clients on utilizing the benefits of the Advanced Modular System™ in applications including commercial/retail, manufacturing, multi-family housing, workforce camps, student housing and senior residences, as well as other motels and hotels.   

About Ladacor.
Ladacor is a Calgary, AB based division of a privately held Canadian corporation. We are a leading developer, manufacturer and supplier of advanced modular buildings and structures throughout North America.

Ladacor has developed proprietary technology and specialty expertise in the utilization of surplus sea shipping containers for innovative modular buildings and structures. Our Advanced Modular System™ has been developed as a durable, fire-rated, CSA A277 approved, mold resistant, reusable and re-locatable, environmentally sustainable solution. Advanced Modular System™ units are customizable and configured to our clients' unique requirements and application, easily deployable and erected in the field leading to cost and schedule savings and consistent shop manufactured quality.

Ladacor has the ability to offer a full turn-key project – from concept development to engineering design to module fabrication to site construction – or any scope of work in between.

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SOURCE: Ladacor Ltd.

For further information: Ladacor, Joseph Kiss, (587) 352-5922,


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