May 11, 2016 14:26 ET

ATCO Donates 10,000 Meals to Emergency Responders

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - May 11, 2016) - Today, ATCO announced the donation of 10,000 meals to emergency responders supporting ongoing recovery efforts in Fort McMurray. The meals will be distributed over the coming weeks through ATCO work camps which have been deployed to house emergency personnel. The company has more than 4,000 beds in the region and provides a home away from home for workers in the area and those rebuilding the community.

"We have the privilege to provide critical service to the entire community of Fort McMurray and many of our people and their families call the city home," said Nancy Southern, ATCO Chair, President & Chief Executive Officer. "We are honoured to support the men and women who have been working tirelessly to get this proud community back on its feet with a safe place to sleep and a hot meal. I want to take this opportunity to thank them for their efforts, and to recognize their dedication and courage."

ATCO has been actively involved in response efforts in the community since the fires began, including housing evacuees at its Creeburn Lake and Barge Landing lodges following the mandatory evacuation of Fort McMurray. Today, more than 250 ATCO employees are on the ground in the community, working to restore electricity and natural gas service, as well as providing logistical and workforce housing support.

ATCO has a significant presence in the Fort McMurray region, including natural gas transmission and distribution, electricity transmission, distribution and generation along with workforce housing camps and modular office and building solutions.

With nearly 8,000 employees and assets of approximately $19 billion, ATCO is a diversified global corporation delivering service excellence and innovative business solutions in Structures & Logistics (workforce housing, innovative modular facilities, construction, site support services, and logistics and operations management); Electricity (power generation, distributed generation, and electricity distribution, transmission and infrastructure development); Pipelines & Liquids (natural gas transmission, distribution and infrastructure development, energy storage, and industrial water solutions); and Retail Energy (electricity and natural gas retail sales). More information can be found at

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