PCL Construction Celebrates 40 years of building in the Twin Cities

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Burnsville, MN (February 26, 2018) – PCL Construction Services, Inc. proudly celebrates its 40th anniversary in the Minneapolis regional market in 2018. For the last four decades, PCL has continued to provide construction excellence by building some of the most enduring and iconic projects in the Twin Cities.

In 1978, PCL was awarded a series of downtown projects in Minneapolis and St. Paul that were of sufficient size and duration that the company decided to embark on a permanent venture in Minnesota. The projects were completed for one owner, Oxford Development, who later became Brookfield Development. The projects included the World Trade Center, Town Square and Meritor Tower in St. Paul; and City Center, Dain Tower and Multifoods Tower in Minneapolis. With a strong business foundation, PCL steadily expanded to other construction sectors, establishing relationships across the Upper Midwest.

In 1990, PCL was selected as construction manager for the 4.2 million square-foot Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota on the site of the former Metropolitan Stadium. The construction of the largest indoor retail and entertainment venue at the time solidified PCL’s reputation in the Twin Cities and led directly to over 150 subsequent projects inside and around the mall since its original completion. Similarly, PCL began long-term associations with 3M, General Mills and Mystic Lake Casino Hotel that propelled growth through more than twenty years of consistent project awards.

In 2006, PCL secured its first project in Grand Forks, North Dakota on the campus of the University of North Dakota. By 2012, PCL had enough work underway in the Grand Forks area that a satellite office was established to better serve clients in that location. PCL completed UND’s School of Medicine and Health Sciences in 2016. At $105 million, it is the largest best-value project ever awarded in the state of North Dakota.

Other notable projects include the Ameriprise Center Service Center in downtown Minneapolis, over 50 Rainforest Café restaurants nationwide, the new Mystic Center Hotel and Convention Center in Prior Lake and the $229 million Silver Ramp now under construction at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. 

“We are very fortunate to have grown our business in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area since the late 1970s,” said Michael Headrick, vice president and district manager. “Our continued success is a great accomplishment for our company and we are especially proud to build where we live with our families. It’s an honor to serve the clients and partners we call friends.”

PCL ranked #19 on the list of 2017 Best Workplaces for Giving Back by the Great Places to Work institute and Fortune magazine. The Minneapolis team actively participates in local charitable events and programs including the Mille Lacs Polar Plunge for Special Olympics, Minnesota Indian Women’s Resource Center, Second Harvest Heartland, NorthPoint Health & Wellness, Hockey Day in Minnesota, the Minnesota Zoo and the United Way. 

About PCL Construction 

PCL is a group of independent construction companies that carries out work across the United States, Canada, 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.

For media inquiries, please contact:

Amy Bruzda
Marketing Coordinator
PCL Construction
abruzda@pcl.com ​