Edmonton, Alberta – December 10, 2019: Enoch Cree First Nation and Aecon Group Inc. announced today that the Enoch Aecon Joint Venture, a newly formed partnership between Enoch Construction LP of the Enoch Cree First Nation (51%) and Aecon (49%), has signed a three-year multiple use agreement for off-site pipe fabrication supporting a major Canadian energy company in Alberta.
This award provides Indigenous workers with an opportunity to engage in skilled trades such as pipefitting and welding in Aecon’s 7,700 m² fabrication facility located in Sherwood Park, Alberta.
The Enoch Aecon Joint Venture has the unique capability to provide an Indigenous-led solution for industrial construction and is actively pursuing industrial construction projects for mutual benefit in Alberta’s Industrial Heartland. Enoch Construction LP and Aecon have been working together since 2017.
“Aecon is proud to establish this meaningful partnership with Enoch Cree First Nation,” said Jean-Louis Servranckx, President and Chief Executive Officer, Aecon Group Inc. “Building on the success of Aecon’s Indigenous partnerships nation-wide, our industrial teams in Western Canada will leverage this joint venture with key clients.”
“Mamawihkamatowin (working together) is one of Enoch Cree Nation’s core values,” said Michelle Wilsdon, Councillor and lead for Enoch’s business development strategy. “We are pleased to deepen our relationship with Aecon, work together for mutual prosperity, and advance Enoch’s position as an active participant in Alberta’s energy sector.”
Aecon’s Indigenous Engagement Program includes a 360° strategy which focuses on training and apprenticeships, employment and sustainable business development – all built on a foundation of trust.
About Enoch Construction LP of the Enoch Cree First Nation
Enoch Construction LP is Enoch Cree First Nation’s designated corporate entity implementing commitments outlined in various business relationships. Enoch Cree First Nation is a progressive and proud First Nation community located in the Treaty 6 territory of Central Alberta, actively seeking to preserve and promote their culture, language, history, and spirituality while advancing the economical, educational, health and social well-being of their people. Mutual prosperity is a fundamental tenet of Treaty 6 and is an essential principle of Enoch Cree First Nation’s economic endeavors. Our partnerships are rooted in Cree culture and built upon a mutual respect. The Cree name for Enoch is Maskêkosihk (pronounced Muss-Kay-Go-Sik) and translates as ‘people of the land of medicine.’
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