Aecon Group is the largest publically traded company in Canada, engaged in construction. The company operates mostly on the domestic market but is also involved in projects abroad (for example, the Cross Israel Highway in Israel). Aecon provides a selection of engineering solutions to municipalities and constructors, together with pre-construction services. The company is traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the ticker ARE. Its main competitors are Skanska AB, Bouygues SA, Bechtel Group, Inc., and others.
Aecon Group was established in 1921, and its roots go back to the Foundation Co., a heavy-civil contractor, created in 1910 in Montreal. Another of the company’s acquisitions, the heavy-civil contractor C.A. Pitts General Contractors was established in Toronto. As a group, the company’s roots go back to the 60s and to Prefac Concrete, which was a Montreal-based company, founded by John Beck. In the period 1920 – the 50s, these companies were engaged in a variety of development, maintenance, and construction projects in Canada.
Today, Aecon Group works to improve and expand the transportation networks in Canada. Its capabilities include airport and bridge construction, maintenance and passenger service, rapid transit construction, and super-highway and road construction, among others. The company’s contributions to manufacturing and social infrastructure are many, including community centres, universities, hospitals, processing plants, and others. In addition, Aecon aims to assist its clients in developing the natural resource base in Canada, be it gas and oil reserves or deposits of precious and base metals. The company delivers capabilities to assist the processes of refinement, extraction, and exploration.
Another area Aecon Group specializes in is urban infrastructure. The company has played a key role in the development of urban infrastructure in Canada, including the installation of infrastructure connecting Canadians to services such as natural gas, electricity, fresh water, telecommunications, and district cooling and heating. Project financing is another specialty area of the company, aiming to develop strategic partnerships and provide financial solution optimization, financial modeling, and deal structuring. The company is actively engaged in operating, managing, building, and funding projects, focusing on management and innovative financing.
Empire Industries is a Canada-based company engaged in the fabrication, engineering, and erection of complex steel projects. The company has been involved, through its subsidiaries, in a variety of high-profile projects around the world, including complex structural and mechanical solutions, dramatic bridge spans, and marquee property thrill rides. The main competitors of the company are Canam Group Inc., Butler Manufacturing Company, and ADF Group Inc.
Empire Industries was created in 2006 and in 2010, one of its subsidiaries, ACE Industrial Services was rebranded. The company was engaged in marketing initiatives that aimed to strengthen its position in the oil sands maintenance sector. In March, 2010, its term debt and operating lines were repaid after the consolidation of Canadian Western Bank and Empire’s banking.
The company has extensive experience across its subsidiaries, among which Dynamic Structures Ltd., Empire Iron Works Ltd., ACE Industrial Services, and Hopkins Steel Works Ltd., offering maintenance services, steel fabrication and erection, and engineering projects. Dynamic Structures Ltd offers complex and dynamic structures, used for entertainment, government, academia, and industry projects. Petrofield Industries Inc is an Alberta-based manufacturer, which specializes in oilfield equipment, operating though its divisions Empire Cutting and Tornado Hydrovacs. Ward Industrial Equipment Ltd is another subsidiary which provides various industrial sectors with quality manufacture, engineering, and installation of handling equipment that is used to feed, transfer, covey, shred, clean, and store dry bulk materials. Industries of expertise include mining, cement, asphalt, recycling, and others.
Another segment the company specializes in is steel fabrication and erection. Empire Works Ltd is engaged in designing, fabricating and erecting structural steel metals from plants, which are situated in Winnipeg and Edmonton. Hopkins Steel Ltd is engaged in the fabrication of miscellaneous and structural metals and performs field erection and installation, offering machining and industrial maintenance services.
The subsidiaries of Empire Industries offer maintenance services as well. Lemax Machine & Welding operates in Northeastern Alberta and operates as a machine and welding shop. ACE Industrial Services is an aboriginal-controlled partnership specializing in steel and pipe fabrication, detailing, and engineering, as well as maintenance and installation services.
Rio Tinto Alcan is one of the largest aluminum manufacturers worldwide. The company mines and process alumina, bauxite and aluminium.
The company was founded in 1902 as the Northern Aluminum Company, Ltd, and was later renamed to Alcan Aluminum Ltd. in 1966. In 2001 it was renamed again to Alcan Inc.
Alcan Inc. was bought by Rio Tinto in 2007 and was merged with Rio Tinto Canada Holding Inc. and ultimately renamed to Rio Tinto Alcan Inc. in 2008.
Aluminium is a material widely used in producing many goods and is quickly becoming one of the most popular metals accross many industries.
The Sign Center Inc. is a leading producer of Industrial Safety and Traffic Signs and Symbols, serving the sign needs of small and large industry since 1963. We helped establish the Canadian Standards for Safety Signs and Symbols!
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Le Centre d’Enseignes Inc. est un producteur de la sécurité industrielle, les panneaux de signalisation et de symboles, servant des industries depuis 1963.