Supermétal to erect a prestigious 50-storey commercial tower in Calgary

    SAINT-ROMUALD, QC, July 8 /CNW Telbec/ - Structural steel manufacturer
Supermétal Structures Inc. of Saint-Romuald announced today it was awarded by
Ellis-Don Construction the mandate to manufacture and install the structure of
Eight Avenue Place in Calgary, better known as Penny Lane Towers. This
prestigious $1 billion project consists of a futuristic 50-storey office and
commercial tower in the heart of Calgary's financial core. This order,
estimated at more than $50 million, will necessitate the assembly and delivery
of 11,000 tons of structural steel fabricated in the company's three plants,
located in Edmonton (Alberta), Sherbrooke and Saint-Romuald (Quebec) which are
presently hiring. The installation is scheduled to begin in June 2009.
    "This major contract confirms Supermétal's breakthrough in Alberta"
declared Jean-François Blouin, Supermétal Structures General Manager. "The
fact that we have been selected for this prestigious project demonstrates
Supermétal's stellar reputation as well as the utmost appreciation of our
quality service, our trademark in the industry," he said.
    When completed, the Eight Avenue Place office tower will add one million
square feet of office space to the Calgary market. This Triple-A Class
building will feature the latest innovations and is aiming for the
environmental LEED Gold certification. A second 37-storey tower is planned and
will be built based on the success of the first one.
    Today's announcement is the latest in a spate of new contracts for
Supermétal in Alberta. The manufacturer was recently awarded a 2,000-ton
contract to fabricate and erect the structural steel for the United Horsemen
of Alberta's Racing Entertainment Centre in Calgary, a world-class facility
that will accommodate over 10,000 racing and entertainment enthusiasts and
offer an array of services. The company was also selected by Hitachi America
to fabricate the Turbine building, Pump House, Water Treatment and Control
Room buildings at the Epcor/TransAlta-owned Keephills 3 expansion generating
facility, a 3,000-ton mandate.
    To meet growing demand, in April Supermétal inaugurated a new
state-of-the-art facility equipped with the latest digital equipment in the
North Leduc Business Park near Edmonton. The company also recently signed a
collective agreement with its employees covering the next six years, which was
celebrated as the culmination of 31 consecutive years of industrial peace.

    Supermétal Structures is a long-established Canadian-owned company with
facilities in Quebec and Alberta and clients all across North America.
Renowned for its premium service, the Saint-Romuald-based Supermétal employs
more than 450 people and specializes in the fabrication and erection of
structural steel for industrial and commercial projects. For more information
on the company or quotation requests, please visit the Supermétal website at

For further information:

For further information: Guy Leroux, Supermétal, Cell: (866) 511-2481,

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