Ontario Construction Sector Companies Visit Alberta

    Delegation Of Ontario Companies To Build Partnerships With Alberta
    Construction Industry

    TORONTO, June 6 /CNW/ - Ontario companies specializing in pre-fabricated
housing and building products can help Alberta meet its housing demand driven
by the booming energy sector, said Ontario Minister of Economic Development
and Trade Sandra Pupatello today.
    The Ontario delegation, comprising nine companies, will participate in a
series of information sessions and one-on-one meetings during the three-day
program beginning in Edmonton today.
    "This is a great opportunity for Ontario's innovative construction sector
companies to generate new business at home, while helping Alberta meet its
housing development needs," said Pupatello. "Ontario companies will undertake
much of the design and fabrication work in Ontario and then ship their
products to Alberta for assembly and installation."
    The Ontario companies will meet with Alberta-based architects,
contractors and developers seeking additional capacity to meet local
construction requirements. The business mission is being organized jointly by
the Ontario government and the Edmonton Economic Development Corporation.
    This is the third Ontario business mission to Alberta in less than a year
and builds on earlier visits focusing on metal fabrication and engineering. In
March, more than 130 Ontario manufacturers traveled to Edmonton to participate
in the National Buyer/Seller Forum, the foremost event for oil sands
procurement. The booming oil sands projects have created an unprecedented
demand across all areas of Alberta's economy, providing significant
opportunities for Ontario companies.
    "We are already seeing Ontario's manufacturing companies win new business
in Alberta's energy sector and this construction mission is the next step in
further developing east-west partnerships," said Pupatello. "Our government
will continue being proactive and innovative to increase opportunity for
Ontario companies - whether that means helping them break into new markets
around the world, or across Canada."
    More information about the Ontario government's oil sands initiative is
available at: www.ontariocanada.com/oilsands

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For further information:

For further information: Phil DeMont, Minister Pupatello's Office, (416)
325-6706; Lisa Roberts, Communications Branch, (416) 325-8773

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