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From football to construction

By Adam Freill   

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Civil engineering firm ALI Excavation Group hires former Noir et Or head coach as representative and head recruiter.

In joining ALI Excavation Group as the company’s new head recruiter, company CEO Marc-André Loiselle (left) says Patrick Nadeau has gone from one champion team to another. (CNW Group/ALI Excavation Group)

Patrick Nadeau, a former college football head coach who led the CEGEP de Valleyfield Noir et Or to consecutive championship titles, as well as a perfect regular season, is coming to the construction industry. The management of ALI Excavation Group, a civil engineering company located in Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, Que., has hired Nadeau to be a company representative and its head recruiter.

Company president and CEO Marc-André Loiselle said that he was very proud to have been able to convince the Canadian college football icon to join his team.

“In addition to being an outstanding head coach, Patrick Nadeau has proved to be an inspiration and a facilitator of excellence, who will now be able to instill in our company the same values of solidarity, cohesion and respect for a job well done, which are also our own,” said Loiselle, adding that Nadeau’s mandate will include an educational component, promoting the work of the civil engineering sector among college graduates that ALI Excavation Group wishes to target.

Very involved in recruiting players from the region, Nadeau will be responsible for activating recruitment at ALI Excavation Group, which has always maintained a close link with the world of education. Along the way Nadeau will be asked to help to demystify the civil engineering sector to prospective employees and students, explaining to them that the sector offers exciting job and career prospects, as well as a host of salary and social benefits.


“I’ll be doing my utmost to ensure a quality succession within the company, in much the same way as I’ve done in the past for various sports organizations, including the Citadins de la Cité-des-Jeunes school teams in Vaudreuil-Dorion,” stated Nadeau.

Loiselle added that Nadeau’s sporting and lifestyle philosophy was a mirror reflection of the company’s desire to offer its current and future employees a unique opportunity to cultivate the values of work, family, sport and health, values he says employees will find echoed in the company’s new head office facilities, which are currently under construction, and will feature a roof with multiple sports facilities, including an outdoor tennis court.




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