CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - May 5, 2009) - ATCO Structures is expanding into Manitoba with a new sales and distribution centre. The move fully returns the internationally recognized yellow-banded modular structures to Winnipeg after a 14-year absence.
"We want to support - and add to - economic growth in Manitoba. With competitive rates, innovative technology and a history of supporting local communities, we are truly delighted with our decision to return to Winnipeg," said James Delano, Commercial Director of ATCO Structures' Space Rental business unit.
The company's new facility will be located on Lucas Avenue near the airport. It will offer industrial and construction customers easy access to a wide range of modular building solutions that are known worldwide for their quality; products include modular classrooms, site offices and lavatories with a wide range of layouts and features all designed for easy transportation to sites. The facility is set to open this month and will be managed by ATCO Structures veteran, Charles Latschislaw. Mr. Latschislaw was raised in Manitoba and has extensive business experience in the province.
"I am really pleased about coming back to my home province," said Mr. Latschislaw. "Being local means I have a personal history with many of the clients I will be working with to provide the units required to achieve their business goals."
ATCO Structures has a large national fleet of modular units with offices and storage yards in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Ontario, Quebec and now Manitoba.
"We value becoming part of our clients' team," said Mr. Delano. "We take time to understand our clients' needs and offer either a fleet unit or a custom solution as appropriate. These quality relationships have resulted in long-term repeat business and satisfied customers."
ATCO Structures Inc., part of the ATCO Group, has manufactured, sold and leased workforce housing and modular buildings since 1947 in more than 100 countries around the world. To learn more about the extensive line of products, please visit the ATCO Structures website at: www.atcostructures.com.
ATCO Group is an Alberta-based worldwide organization of companies with assets of approximately $9.8 billion and more than 7,700 people actively engaged in Power Generation, Utilities (natural gas and electricity transmission and distribution) and Global Enterprises (industrial manufacturing, technology, logistics and energy services). Further information on ATCO can be found at www.atco.com.
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ATCO Structures Inc.
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