PCL, the group of independent construction companies that headquarters in Edmonton and carries out work in Canada, the United States, the Caribbean and Australia, is keeping busy with new projects, and with its never-ending mandate to give back.
Recently PCL announced that its Calgary district was chosen as the preferred builder of a fertilizer project for Federated Co-operatives Limited (FCL). The terminal will be built near Grassy Lake, which is about 30 kilometres from Taber, Alberta. Upon completion, the new state-of-the-art, high throughput fertilizer terminal will be able to accommodate up to a 110-car unit train to receive product from domestic and international suppliers.
“We are excited to be partnering with FCL on this fertilizer terminal project,” said Rob Duerksen, PCL agribusiness manager Canada. “Our expertise in this specialized type of construction will help continue our consistent, high-quality project delivery, on-time and on-budget.”
To complete the project, PCL will partner with local subtrades and suppliers, aiming to source a significant percentage of the labour required from local sources while adding 150 jobs to the region during the construction phase.
Work on the terminal will commence this spring and the project will conclude during the summer of 2020. The FCL project is part of the $5 billion represented by the company in its farm-to-plate and agribusiness portfolio.
Meanwhile, the company continues to give back. PCL’s 2018 United Way campaign raised $6.9 million across 28 North American PCL districts. The funds were raised with each district holding a variety of campaigns, from raffles to pie-in-the-face contests, carnivals, and competitions.
Dave Filipchuk, PCL president and CEO noted, “2018 was a very special year for our campaign as it marked the 50th year PCL has supported United Way. PCL employees continue to do what it takes to make their communities better places to live and work across North America. Partnering with United Way allows us to make an important impact by helping those who need it most.”
The company also released a media statement noting, “The $6.9 million in fundraising will help United Way agencies and the individuals who draw on their services. These funds will go towards various partnerships, programs, and services in three main areas that United Way supports: improvements in education, income, and wellness address the overall well-being of children through to adults, from schooling and hot-lunch programs to employment services and health care.”
PCL is making a difference in projects and giving back locally as well as internationally – Its Phoenix, AZ civil construction (water infrastructure) division was pleased to accept two project awards from the Southern Arizona branch of the American Public Works Association. One award was for the Marana Water Reclamation Facility Phase 1 Expansion and Recharge Facility, which earned project of the year in the small cities/rural communities category. The second was for the Clearwell Reservoir Rehabilitation project, which earned project of the year in the structures $5 million – $45 million category.
To learn more about PCL, visit pcl.com.