PCL’s history stretches back 111 years. That makes PCL not
only one of Canada’s oldest contractors but also one of its oldest companies.
As Canada grew, so did PCL. Indeed, Canada’s growth, from east to west mirrors
that of PCL and the journey of its founder, E. E. Poole, which was to take
place only a few short decades after Confederation. In 1906, Poole set forth
from his home in Prince Edward Island to the West, where he founded the company
that would become PCL.
Icons of today and
Over the decades, PCL has participated in landmark projects
that would help to define Canada and enable its citizens to prosper. From coast
to coast to coast, PCL’s legacy of building Canada can be seen in the Hibernia oil field in
Newfoundland, in iconic Library Square in Vancouver, and in the creation of
Inuvik, the administrative center for the Northwest Territories. PCL’s heritage
of growing along with Canada’s development continues to this day in such
landmark projects as the historical renovation of buildings located on
Parliament Hill, in
world-class sporting venues like Rogers Place, Mosaic Stadium, and BMO Field,
and in the construction of facilities that form the core of Canada’s industry
of today and tomorrow: from the oil sands to southern Ontario’s solar projects,
PCL is there.
Partnerships. Building Communities. Building Canada.
2017 marking Canada’s 150th birthday, PCL is set to celebrate the occasion by
reflecting on Canada’s growth and the important role PCL and its clients, the
projects they have built, and the communities they have served over the past
111 years of partnership. Check back in to PCL.com to see what’s in store over
the next year, and be sure to follow along with PCL’s Canada journey on our
social media channels:
The PCL family celebrates the mutual success of our
companies, business partners, and the communities in which we live and work. We
look back on a significant portfolio of projects as landmarks in our Canadian
heritage. We credit the collective power of PCL employees, current and past,
for their part in helping our nation reach this 150-year milestone.
But first, happy birthday, Canada!