PCL Building on Alberta's Industrial Economy

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EDMONTON, Alberta – The PCL family of companies is investing in the growth of Alberta's manufacturing industry with the expansion of its industrial headquarters in Nisku, Alberta. PCL is breaking ground on a new $10-million facility that will allow it to effectively manage a very active and growing business enterprise.
    Peter Stalenhoef and Gary Trigg, PCL;
    John Whaley, Mayor, Leduc County;
    George Rogers, local MLA
"The continued growth of the Alberta economy, especially in the oil sands, is generating billions of dollars of work and thousands of jobs for the industry for years to come," said PCL president and COO, Heavy Industrial, Peter Stalenhoef. "That's why we need to expand our operations so we are able to add the necessary capacity and continue to provide quality products and services for our clients."
The new two-storey office building will provide 35,000 square feet of permanent space to accommodate PCL teams in Nisku, replacing more than 30 work trailers on site. Key elements of the facility include, providing lunchroom facilities, as well as training and meeting spaces.
Over the last decade, PCL’s industrial operations have experienced sustained and controlled growth. Operations in Western Canada are extremely busy, serving clients in the oil and gas, oil sands, mining, and power industries.
In the 15 years the Nisku module facilities have been operating, PCL has produced over 2000 modules for various owners. PCL is currently working on three large module projects at its facilities that will produce, in total, 424 modules. One project will be complete this September, another by May of 2013, and the third by November 2013. PCL is in detailed discussions on a number of other projects slated to begin in 2012 and over the next several years.
PCL’s original module yard was developed in 1997 as an 8 hectare (20 acre) site and was expanded to its current size of 14 hectares (35 acres). PCL’s “North 40” was developed in 2006 to support the Shell RHC project, adding another 16 hectares (40 acres) to the operation. In addition to the expanded Nisku operations, PCL has recently acquired a 16 hectare (40 acre) site in East Edmonton to provide more capacity and flexibility for current and future projects.
PCL currently employs over 850 people at its two Nisku module yards and fabrication facilities. That number is expected to increase to well over 1,000 people this summer.
The PCL family of companies is a group of independent construction companies which carry out diverse operations in the civil infrastructure, heavy industrial, and buildings markets. Together, these companies have an annual construction volume of more than $6 billion, making PCL the largest contracting organization in Canada and one of the largest in the United States. Major offices are strategically located in 29 centers to support work across Canada, the US, the Caribbean, and Australia. Watch us build at www.pcl.com.