ATCO Recognized with Modular Building Institute's Awards of Distinction

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First place awarded for modular restaurant /residence constructed after devastating earthquake in Chile.

The earthquake that struck Chile just over a year ago destroyed many businesses. Restaurante Rucaray served as a central meeting place for the residents of Cauquenes

ATCO Structures & Logistics has won an Award of Distinction from the Modular Building Institute(MBI). The award is for Restaurante Rucaray, a restaurant/residence built and donated by ATCO following the February 2010 earthquake in Chile.

"The earthquake that struck Chile just over a year ago destroyed many businesses. Restaurante Rucaray served as a central meeting place for the residents of Cauquenes," said Louie Guglielmo, ATCO's Deputy Manager in Chile. "ATCO wanted to support the community by rebuilding this local social hub while the town was being reconstructed," added Guglielmo.

The modern building, designed by architect Mathias Klotz, is 1,930 square feet. It is comprised of a first floor restaurant that seats up to 50 people, a kitchen and serving area. The second floor residence includes two bedrooms, kitchen, bathroom, laundry room, living area and terrace. The third story terrace is used as an overflow for the restaurant as well as an outdoor living area. Contributions by Santander Banefe and the Ministerio de Vivenda also helped to get Restaurante Rucary operational.

The MBI's Awards of Distinction are judged on three criteria: architectural excellence, technical innovation, energy efficiency and cost. ATCO won the award in the category of Permanent Modular: Retail or Hospitality.

ATCO was also recognized with honorable mentions for the following:

  • Permanent Modular Healthcare - a health care clinic in Santiago, Chile
  • Temporary Modular under 5,000 sq. ft - a well site accommodation near Grand Junction, Colorado
  • Marketing Piece - a sales brochure for ATCO's blast resistant buildings    

ATCO Structures & Logistics offers modular buildings and operational support solutions 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 Group, with more than 7,500 employees and assets of approximately $10 billion, delivers service excellence and innovative business solutions worldwide with leading companies engaged in Utilities (pipelines, natural gas and electricity transmission and distribution), Energy (power generation, natural gas gathering, processing, storage and liquids extraction), Structures & Logistics (manufacturing, logistics and noise abatement) and Technologies (business systems solutions). More information can be found at http://www.atco.com.

For media enquires or further information, please contact:
Shauna Peets
Manager, Marketing & Communications
ATCO Structures & Logistics
Ph: (403) 880-7208

ATCO STRUCTURES & LOGISTICS LTD.
Corporate Head Office: ATCO Business Park, 5115 Crowchild Trail S.W., Calgary, Alberta T3E 1T9
Tel: (403) 292-7600

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