VANCOUVER, March 31, 2015 /CNW/ - WesternOne Inc. ("WesternOne") (Toronto Stock Exchange: WEQ, WEQ.DB, and WEQ.DB.C) today announced that its modular manufacturing division, Britco LP ("Britco") has won two international awards for Permanent Modular Construction.
The expansion of the office space at Britco's modular construction facility in Agassiz, B.C. won first place in the permanent modular office category. Designed to be easily expanded as space is needed, the office building features vaulted boardroom ceilings and modern finishes.
Britco also won the Permanent Modular Retail or Hospitality category, with Britco's Bank of Montreal branch in High Level, Alberta offering customers in this remote community access to full-service banking, including a bank vault, private offices, an ATM and a large banking hall.
"Although we are increasingly well known as a leading manufacturer of workforce accommodations for large, remote work camp projects, over the past 40 years, Britco has become an industry leader in the design and customization of permanent modular construction projects," said Obie Erickson, President of Britco. "We're very pleased that the Modular Building Institute recognized the hard work of Britco's design and construction team. Britco has won 54 MBI awards since 1994."
The MBI is the trade association representing companies in Canada, the United States and 14 other countries involved in the construction and distribution of commercial modular buildings.
Entries were reviewed by an impartial panel of industry and non-industry construction and code experts, architects and engineers, and marketing professionals. Building entries were judged on architectural excellence, technical innovation and sustainability, cost effectiveness, energy efficiency and calendar days to complete.
The Modular Building Institute is the international nonprofit trade association that has served the modular construction industry for over 30 years. Members are suppliers, manufacturers and contractors involved in all aspects of modular projects - from complex multistory solutions to temporary accommodations. As the voice of commercial modular construction, MBI expands the use of offsite construction through innovative construction practices, outreach, education to the construction community and customers, and recognition of high-quality modular designs and facilities. For more information on modular construction, visit www.modular.org.
With operations in Canada and the United States, Britco is one of the largest commercial modular construction companies in North America. Britco provides temporary and permanent residential and commercial modular buildings and offers leading design-build capabilities as well as turn-key construction management services for a wide range of customers in the construction, energy and resource sectors.
Additional information about Britco is available at www.britco.com.
WesternOne seeks to acquire and grow businesses in the construction and infrastructure services sectors in order to generate value for its shareholders. Additional information relating to WesternOne and other public filings, is available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com or on WesternOne's website at www.weq.ca.
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For further information: For investor relations information, please contact: Andrew Greig, Manager of Investor Relations, WesternOne Inc., Suite 910, 925 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, BC V6C 3L2, Phone: (604) 678-4042, E-mail: [email protected]