PCL Marks its 100th Anniversary by Officially Opening its Centennial Learning Centre

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EDMONTON, Alberta – The PCL family of companies is pleased to formally mark its 100th anniversary by officially opening its Centennial Learning Centre at the PCL Business Park in Edmonton today.

PCL Centennial Learning Centre
The Centennial Learning Centre (CLC) is a tribute to past, present and future generations—and is the flagship anniversary project built by Canada’s leading contracting organization in 2006. The building is eligible for silver certification under the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building rating system: a voluntary, consensus-based national standard for developing high performance, sustainable buildings. (For more information on the CLC, please see the Centennial Learning Centre Fact Sheet.)
The original PCL company, E. E. Poole General Contractor, was started in 1906 by Ernest Poole in Saskatchewan. The head office moved to Edmonton in 1932 and remains as the group’s North American Headquarters. The Calgary district office was established in 1947. The Poole family sold the company to its employees in 1977 and the PCL Construction name was launched in 1979.
“We are proud to say we are headquartered in Edmonton and look forward to another 100 years of building across North America,” says Ross Grieve, president and chief executive officer of the PCL family of companies. Grieve went on to say that building the Centennial Learning Centre to LEED standards emphasizes PCL’s care for the environment especially moving forward in the next century.

About the PCL family of companies

PCL is a group of independent construction companies that carries out work across Canada, the United States, the Caribbean, and in Australia. These diverse operations in the civil infrastructure, heavy industrial, and buildings markets are supported by a strategic presence in 31 major centers. Together, these companies have an annual construction volume of more than $6 billion, making PCL one of the largest contracting organizations in North America. Watch us build at PCL.com.


Shane Jones
Media Relations Specialist
PCL Construction
(780) 733-5107