Sudbury, ON (February 13, 2019)
– The PCL family of companies is pleased to announce that today marks the
official opening of its new northern Ontario office in Sudbury. To celebrate
the occasion, a launch event has been planned that will include a brief formal
agenda featuring remarks from local civic leaders, including Greater Sudbury
Mayor Brian Bigger and Councillor Al Sizer. PCL executives, among them Sudbury
native Paul Franklin, will also bring greetings on the company’s behalf.
“I’m genuinely excited to be
leading PCL’s local efforts here in Sudbury and throughout northern Ontario,”
said Paul Franklin, PCL’s newly appointed area manager. “Those of us living
here know this region’s economic development opportunities can coalesce into a
bright future for area businesses and residents alike. I look forward to
helping Sudburians build Sudbury and to replicating this approach throughout
the region for the benefit of surrounding communities.”
PCL’s decision to formally enter
the northern Ontario market via a brick-and-mortar presence comes after a
careful yet encouraging review of the long-term prospects for construction
projects principally in the commercial, civil, and light industrial sectors.
While PCL has served as the general contractor for multiple area projects in
the past (e.g., the Sudbury Regional Hospital, the Thunder Bay Airport Terminal, the White River hydroelectric
project, the CUPE office renovation in Kenora, and the North Bay Regional
Health Centre), the decision to expand acknowledges PCL’s belief in its ability
to differentiate itself in a way that will best support clients and contribute
to their success.
The office will initially be staffed with a contingent of seasoned PCL personnel and experienced, local industry veterans, all of whom will be based in Sudbury. These
locally accessible skill sets mean clients can count on PCL’s expertise across
all aspects of the construction process, from preconstruction and value
engineering efforts through to construction and project closeout. Franklin
knows he has work to do to convince potential clients they can work with PCL no
matter how large or small their project, but it’s work he feels is critical to
the region’s growth.
“We’re here to help everyone who
sees value in working with PCL,” said Franklin. “From a local shop owner’s
renovations of $10,000 on up to public- and private-sector projects totaling
much more, I want to demonstrate why working with PCL makes sense, regardless
of your project’s size and scope. This company really is a community builder
who also happens to be supported by extensive international resources and
expertise we can access when needed. We want to make working with PCL an easy
decision for our clients to make.”
PCL’s Sudbury office is located
at 598 Falconbridge Road, Unit 15; however, for today’s official launch, an
off-site venue has been chosen to accommodate the anticipated turnout.
Media is invited to attend
today’s festivities at Dynamic Earth, located in Sudbury at 122 Big Nickel
Road. The brief formal agenda starts at 4 p.m. Interviews will be welcomed
immediately following these proceedings.
About PCL Construction
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 $9 billion, making PCL
the largest contracting organization in Canada and one of the largest in North
America. Watch us build at PCL.com
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PCL Constructors Canada Inc.