POINT OF ROCKS, MD, Feb. 20 /CNW Telbec/ - Structal-Heavy Steel
Construction ("Structal") of Point of Rocks, Maryland, a business unit of
Canam Group Inc. (TSX: CAM.A), has secured a contract from Hunter Roberts
Construction Group, LLC for the design-assist, fabrication and erection of Red
Bull Park, the new home of the New York Red Bulls of Major League Soccer
(MLS). The contract awarded to Structal for Red Bull Park, which is currently
under construction in Harrison, New Jersey, is worth between $28 and
$30 million Canadian.
"This is the fourth stadium Structal has built in the Greater New York
City Area in the last 18 months and, if we look at the bigger picture, one of
the 25 sports facilities in North America Structal has been associated with
over the last 10 years," said Luc Pelland, President of Structal-Heavy Steel
Construction. "Our commitment to customer satisfaction is clearly the key to
"We're delighted to have won this contract, which we did on the strength
of our experience in the construction of complex, large-scale projects and our
expertise in terms of engineering support and connection design engineering,"
added Charlie Watson, President of the U.S. division of Structal-Heavy Steel
The striking design for Red Bull Park requires 54 large, tapered, bent
trusses of varying depths to form the roof, a curving structure that will wrap
around the entire stadium in a metal shell, shielding all the seats from the
elements, while leaving the soccer field uncovered. The trusses, approximately
25 feet (7.6 m) at the deepest point, will extend out 165 feet (50.3 m)
towards the field to form the canopy roof.
Fabrication of the structural steel components will begin during the
second quarter of 2008 at Canam Group's St. Gédéon de Beauce, QC, and Point of
Rocks, MD, plants. The erection work is scheduled to begin in June and to be
completed in early 2009. The new 25,000-seat facility is slated to open in
Structal-Heavy Steel Construction is specialized in major and complex
construction projects, while at the same time offering engineering support,
design-build and project management services.
Hunter Roberts Construction Group provides construction and project
management services for building projects in the New York and Philadelphia
The Structal business unit is currently working on New Meadowlands
Stadium, home of the New York Giants and New York Jets. This project is set
for completion during the fourth quarter of 2008. In 2007, Structal worked on
the construction of two baseball stadiums, also in the New York metropolitan
area. These projects will be completed during the first quarter of 2008.
Canam Group is an industrial company operating 12 plants specialized in
the design and fabrication of construction products and solutions. The company
employs close to 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.
About Red Bull New York: Red Bull New York is one of 14 teams that
comprise the top-flight professional soccer league in the United States -
Major League Soccer. On the field, the team is led by former Premiership
striker Juan Pablo Angel, a finalist for the League's Most Valuable Player
award. Construction is underway on Red Bull Park, a state-of-the-art
soccer-specific facility in Harrison, New Jersey, slated to open in 2009. Red
Bull New York is also constructing a permanent, state-of-the-art training
facility in Hanover, New Jersey, set for completion in December 2008. Red Bull
New York is owned by Red Bull GmbH, an Austrian company that produces the
world's leading energy drink.
For further information:
For further information: Jasmin Gosselin, Vice President,
Communications, (450) 641-4000, firstname.lastname@example.org,
www.canamgroup.ws, www.structalstructure.ws; Andrew McGowan, Vice President,
Communications and Community Relations, New York Red Bulls, (201) 583-7038,
email@example.com, www.newyorkredbulls.com; A high-resolution
picture is available upon request.