PCL opens modular facility in Alberta
June 13, 2013 by STAFF REPORT
PCL Construction has opened the Peter Stalenhoef Centre of Modular Excellence in Nisku, Alta.
Named after PCL’s recently retired chief operating officer of its heavy industrial division, the 35,000 sq. ft. facility will accommodate operations that were previously housed in 14 portable trailers on-site.
The $10-million facility is home to PCL’s modular assembly office and includes a meeting and training centre, and a lunch area for workers.
Paul Douglas, PCL president and CEO, said no one has been more supportive of building strong, integrated teams at PCL than Peter Stalenhoef. “That’s why this building and the yards it supports deserves the title “Center of Excellence,” he said.
There are currently more than 800 craft workers at the Nisku site, which is one of PCL’s manufacturing centres for large modular components used in oil sands, mining and petrochemical refining processes.
“In addition to providing us with a modern facility that will allow us to provide excellent service for our clients, the building has been designed and built to LEED standards to model our commitment to sustainability,” said Gary Trigg, PCL’s vice-president of fabrication. “Our overarching objective here in Nisku is to more safely and efficiently execute as much construction work as possible in these module yards and away from construction sites.”
PCL is also introducing a scholarship in Peter Stalenhoef’s name for students from the PCL Industrial Student Programs who demonstrate a commitment to leadership, teamwork, PCL’s values and a strong work ethic.
Winners will receive a $2,500 scholarship or bursary to be put toward their studies in the next year or applied to previous investment in education. www.pcl.com
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