Media Advisory - Hatch, Canada's top privately-held design firm, to sign joint venture agreement with First Pac West

The Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business is a proud supporter of the agreement that will provide a drastic improvement for remote environment living conditions

MISSISSAUGA, ON, March 4, 2015 /CNW/ - Hatch and First Pac West will sign a joint venture agreement that outlines the continuing business strategy between Hatch, the largest privately-owned engineering, procurement, and construction management (EPCM) firm in Canada, and First Pac West, a proud Canadian Aboriginal-owned company which offers a unique system for workforce accommodation and a wide variety of other multi-use facilities in remote areas or areas with infrastructure challenges.

John Bianchini, CEO, Hatch
Robert Francki, Project Delivery Group Managing Director and Member of the Board of Directors, Hatch
Carl DeRoché, Senior Site Deployment Specialist, Hatch and prior Canadian Army member
Peter Molander, CEO, First Pac West
Tammy Monsell, President, First Pac West
John King Burns, Director of Finance, First Pac West

When: March 11, 2015, 2:30–4:30pm

Where: 2800 Speakman Drive, Sheridan Science and Technology Park, Mississauga, Ontario, L5K 2R7

Additional details: The signing of the joint venture agreement will mark the beginning of a strategic relationship between Hatch and First Pac West to jointly provide better solutions to enhance conditions for workforces living on the site of remote projects in the mining, energy, and infrastructure sectors around the world ̶ as well as wherever communities require recreational, educational, and disaster relief facilities. The joint venture also symbolizes both companies' commitment to creating economic opportunities for local communities based on mutually beneficial partnerships. Hatch is proud to hire ex-military personnel as site deployment specialists, who manage the JV activities for Hatch, to offer their clients the matchless experience, expertise, and leadership delivered by this unique group of individuals. The CCAB is proud to support the partnership formed between a Canadian Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal business. Hatch will also be presenting First Pac West with a gift to symbolize the strengthening of the relationship.

Hatch and First Pac West leadership will be available for photos and interviews.

About Hatch: Hatch is an employee-owned, multidisciplinary professional services firm that delivers a comprehensive array of technical and strategic services, including consulting, information technology, engineering, process development, and project and construction management to the Mining, Metallurgical, Energy, and Infrastructure sectors. Hatch has served clients for over six decades with corporate roots extending over 100 years and has project experience in more than 150 countries around the world. With over 10,000 people in over 65 offices, the firm has more than $35 billion in projects currently under management.

About First Pac West: First Pac West provides housing and accommodation solutions to the resource, infrastructure, healthcare, and NGO sectors. Their patented Solace System is a uniquely engineered high-quality living environment that provides cost-effective accommodation and recreation structures for any location around the world. As an Aboriginal company established in 2010, First Pac West actively engages with First Nations, local communities, and industry partners to identify and realize opportunities for environmental and community benefits.


For further information: and to RSVP contact: Shane Tiley, Communications Manager, Hatch, Email:, Phone: 905 855-7600 x 7961 / Cell: 289 439-5596


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