Supermetal Structures Inc.

Supermetal Structures Inc.

June 22, 2010 08:00 ET

Supermetal Topping-Off Ceremony at the Eighth Avenue Place Building

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - June 22, 2010) -

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A ceremonial topping-off event was recently held in celebration of the final beam at Eighth Avenue Place office tower at the corner of 8th Ave and 4th St SW, Calgary, Alberta. Totaling 1-million square feet, it is the first high-rise office building in Canada to be pre-certified "Gold" in the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design for Core and Shell (LEED-CS) development program.

The use of steel in the 51-Storey construction design aides in pre-certification for the LEED standard due to the recycled content of the steel. Supermetal is the structural steel erector on-site, utilizing a team of 70 unionized iron workers. In the span of 1.5 years the company has detailed connection design, fabricated, and erected over 11,000 tons of steel, meeting the project's tight schedule demands.

The topping-off ceremony was a rainy affair but the weather could not dampen the pride-filled spirit that the men and women on the project were exuding. The celebration included representatives from the ownership group- SITQ, Aimco,& Matco Investments Ltd., project developer- Hines, and construction manager- EllisDon. Also the event included honorary guests including Calgary's Mayor, Dave Bronconnier. As is tradition at topping-off ceremonies, the project team signs the distinguishable beam and it is hoisted to the upper floor. On top of the beam an evergreen "Christmas tree" and Canadian flag are placed, the tree symbolizes good fortune to the building's occupants and the flag recognizes the hard work of the Canadian workforce.

Headquartered in Quebec City, Supermetal is one of Canada's largest structural steel companies with shops across the nation and offices around the world. For over 50 years the company has prided itself on customer satisfaction and a safe work environment. The Eighth Avenue Place building is Supermetal's largest single contract in terms of value and the building will be a showpiece of our quality systems and project management capability. Tenants are scheduled to occupy the building in November 2010.

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  • Supermetal Structures Inc.
    Allan Metzger
    Canada Sales Manager
    (780) 231-0904