ATCO Structures & Logistics Working with Aboriginal Groups in Saskatchewan

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Business arrangement will benefit people of Touchwood-area First Nations

Our goal is to create a mutually beneficial venture that creates employment and training in this community

ATCO Structures & Logistics is pleased to announce it is working with several Treaty 4 First Nations in the Touchwood area of east-central Saskatchewan to provide workforce housing lodges, camp catering, and services.

The business relationship will be executed in conjunction with an entity comprised of George Gordon First Nation, Day Star First Nation and Kawacatoose First Nation, and will operate in their traditional territories.

“ATCO is excited to be working with the Touchwood Area First Nations in this resource-rich area of Saskatchewan,” said Harry Wilmot, President & Chief Operating Officer, ATCO Structures & Logistics. “We have a long-standing tradition of working with Aboriginal communities and businesses and anticipate a productive relationship with these three First Nations. Our goal is to create a mutually beneficial venture that creates employment and training in this community.”

Since 1981, ATCO has been collaborating with Aboriginal communities throughout Canada and Alaska. These relationships are based on a foundation of trust, respect and equality.

“This partnership with ATCO will improve the skills and training of our people and increase our capacity to gain meaningful employment,” said Chief Glen Pratt of George Gordon First Nation. “ATCO’s strategy supports our transition from a welfare economy to a treaty-based economy,” added Pratt. “We are encouraged by the opportunities that our people will benefit from as resources are developed in our traditional territories.”

ATCO Structures & Logistics offers modular buildings, site services, and industrial noise control worldwide. With manufacturing facilities in North America, South America and Australia, and operations on five continents, the company has the expertise to deliver a rapid, turnkey solution anywhere it is needed. To learn more visit http://www.atcosl.com.

ATCO Structures & Logistics is part of the ATCO Group of Companies. ATCO Ltd., with more than 8,800 employees and assets of approximately $12 billion, delivers service excellence and innovative business solutions worldwide with leading companies engaged in structures & logistics (manufacturing, logistics and noise abatement), utilities (pipelines, natural gas and electricity transmission and distribution), energy (power generation, natural gas gathering, processing, storage and liquids extraction) and technologies (business systems solutions). More information can be found at http://www.atco.com.

For media inquires or further information, please contact:
Cole Crook
Senior Manager, Business Development - Aboriginal
ATCO Structures & Logistics
(403) 813-1951

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