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Steel River Group expands footprint in Quebec

By Adam Freill   


Steel River Group has established Le Groupe Rivières, a general construction and contracting company.

Steel River Group Ltd., an Indigenous-owned diversified management, development and construction consortium, has established Le Groupe Rivières, a general construction and contracting company with a focus on civil engineering projects, residential development and renovations. Centralized in the Lower North Shore area of Quebec, the new company gives the Steel River Group a presence that stretches across Canada.

“As a company, I’ve long been working to establish a presence on the Lower North Shore, looking for opportunities to enhance and give back to our home region,” said Trent Fequet, founder and CEO of Steel River Group. “The development of a Quebec-based corporation, one with an entirely local focus, is the natural next step in this journey.”

Chad Keats has been appointed general manager of Le Groupe Rivières. Hailing from St. Paul’s River, Que., Keats brings 20 years of construction experience to the company and a deep understanding of the need for local employment opportunities in the sector.

Currently, many residents of the Lower North Shore travel to other provinces to find construction work. Le Groupe Rivières aims to create more employment opportunities locally, enabling members of the community to work closer to their families.


“By empowering the region to stay local and hire local, we can help create sustainable economic opportunities for generations to come,” said Fequet.


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