To celebrate the occasion, a launch event has been planned that will include a brief formal agenda featuring remarks from local civic leaders, including Greater Sudbury Mayor Brian Bigger and Councillor Al Sizer. PCL executives, among them Sudbury native Paul Franklin, will also bring greetings on the company’s behalf.
“I’m genuinely excited to be leading PCL’s local efforts here in Sudbury and throughout northern Ontario,” said Paul Franklin, PCL’s newly appointed area manager. “Those of us living here know this region’s economic development opportunities can coalesce into a bright future for area businesses and residents alike. I look forward to helping Sudburians build Sudbury and to replicating this approach throughout the region for the benefit of surrounding communities.”
PCL’s decision to formally enter the northern Ontario market via a brick-and-mortar presence comes after a careful yet encouraging review of the long-term prospects for construction projects principally in the commercial, civil, and light industrial sectors. While PCL has served as the general contractor for multiple area projects in the past (e.g., the Sudbury Regional Hospital, the White River hydroelectric project, the CUPE office renovation in Kenora, and the North Bay Regional Health Centre), the decision to expand acknowledges PCL’s belief in its ability to differentiate itself in a way that will best support clients and contribute to their success.
The office will initially be staffed with a modest contingent of seasoned PCL personnel and industry veterans new to the company, all of whom will be based in Sudbury. These locally accessible skill sets mean clients can count on PCL’s expertise across all aspects of the construction process, from preconstruction and value engineering efforts through to construction and project closeout. Franklin knows he has work to do to convince potential clients they can work with PCL no matter how large or small their project, but it’s work he feels is critical to the region’s growth.
“We’re here to help everyone who sees value in working with PCL,” said Franklin. “From a local shop owner’s renovations of $10,000 on up to public- and private-sector projects totaling much more, I want to demonstrate why working with PCL makes sense, regardless of your project’s size and scope. This company really is a community builder who also happens to be supported by extensive international resources and expertise we can access when needed. We want to make working with PCL an easy decision for our clients to make.”
PCL’s Sudbury office is located at 598 Falconbridge Road, Unit 15; however, for today’s official launch, an off-site venue has been chosen to accommodate the anticipated turnout.
Media is invited to attend today’s festivities at Dynamic Earth, located in Sudbury at 122 Big Nickel Road. The brief formal agenda starts at 4 pm. Interviews will be welcomed immediately following these proceedings.
About PCL Construction
PCL (PCL.com) is a group of independent construction companies that carries out work across Canada, the United States, the Caribbean, and in Australia. These diverse operations in the civil infrastructure, heavy industrial, and buildings markets are supported by a strategic presence in 31 major centers. Together, these companies have an annual construction volume of $9 billion, making PCL the largest contracting organization in Canada and one of the largest in North America.