Construction firm PCL opens Sudbury office.


Construction firm PCL has opened a Sudbury office.

The Edmonton, AB-headquartered firm announced on Feb. 13 it had moved into a space in the city's east end and is eager to get started on local projects.

"We see a lot of potential in the North and we've done a lot of projects here," said Paul Franklin, PCL's newly appointed area manager, at the launch party at Dynamic Earth.

"We like to support the communities we operate in."

With a combination of coming projects and potential for more, he said the corporation thinks it's a good time to have a permanent office in the city.

The office will serve as a hub for Northern Ontario. The company had been studying the possibility for a regional office for about two years, and the plan was finalized last summer.

The firm is ready to start work on projects now, Franklin said.

While PCL is known for multi-million-dollar projects, he said they handle projects with values ranging from $10,000 to $1 billion.

The majority of their projects range from the $200,000 to $2-million range.

PCL is a group of independent construction companies that carries out work across Canada, the United States, the Caribbean, and in Australia, serving a number of sectors, including commercial, institutional, residential, industrial, and civil construction.

The firm has served as general contractor for a number of Northern Ontario projects in the past, including the Sudbury Regional Hospital, the White River hydroelectric project, the CUPE office renovation in Kenora, and the North Bay Regional Health Centre.

"I'm genuinely excited to be leading PCL's local efforts here in Sudbury and throughout Northern Ontario," Franklin said in a release.

"Those of us living here know this region's...

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