Structal lands a $23-million contract for the Lac Mirabel complex

    BOUCHERVILLE, QC, Oct. 31 /CNW Telbec/ - Structal-Heavy Steel
Construction ("Structal"), a business unit of Canam Group Inc. (TSX: CAM), has
obtained a $23-million contract from Chardonnay Construction for the
fabrication and erection of the structural steel that will be used for the
construction of Phase 1 of the huge recreational and commercial Lac Mirabel
complex, scheduled to open in the fall of 2009. Le Groupe Murray Frankel is
the project manager for this mega-mall worth $1.2 billion on behalf of real
estate developer Gordon Group Holdings of Greenwich, Connecticut.
    "We are honored to take part in the success of this project," says
Structal's president Luc Pelland, "which we won on the strength of Canam
Group's track record, but especially because of our project management skills,
technical expertise and manufacturing capacities that allow us to meet very
tight deadlines."
    The Lac Mirabel complex will occupy more than 2,000,000 square feet
(185,807 m2) and will be erected on a huge 330-acre property to the west of
the Laurentian Autoroute (Highway 15) in Mirabel. This massive complex, built
in a beautiful, natural setting dotted with lakes, will integrate commercial
and retail space, including major retail chains, theaters, hotels, a spa and
    The structural steel components required for this project will be
fabricated at Canam Group's Quebec-based St. Gédéon and Boucherville plants.
Work is slated to begin in April 2008 and end by late December 2008. The
Technyx business unit, specialized in the provision of engineering services,
will also participate in this project from its offices in Boucherville,
St. Georges and Brasov in Romania.
    Structal-Heavy Steel Construction is the business unit of Canam Group
specialized in the construction of major and complex projects, including the
provision of engineering support, design-build and project management
    In the past year, Structal-Heavy Steel Construction teamed up with Canam
Group to work on a similar project in the Greater New York City Area.

    Canam Group Inc. is an industrial company operating 12 plants specialized
in the design and fabrication of innovative construction products and
solutions. The company employs more than 3,000 people in Canada, the United
States, Romania and India, and has partnerships with companies in Mexico,
France, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Russia and China.

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