CALGARY, Alberta, Dec. 05, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Today, ATCO announced it has successfully secured a new three-year contract to provide camp support services to Coeur Mining, Inc.’s Silvertip mine in northern British Columbia, approximately 8 km south of the Yukon border. As part of the contract, ATCO’s Frontec division will provide food services and commissary, housekeeping and janitorial, maintenance and front desk management for the 300-person facility.
In an effort to provide employment and training opportunities to local Indigenous Peoples, ATCO has partnered with Iyon Kechika Contracting Ltd. of the Daylu Dena Council and member of the Kaska First Nation to assist in the completion of the contract.
“We are proud to work with Iyon Kechika and Coeur to provide an exceptional experience for workers at the Silvertip mine,” said Jim Landon, Senior Vice President & General Manager, Frontec. “Our long history of working with Indigenous partners and delivering quality food and comfortable accommodations to workers in remote locations will serve our new customer well in the years ahead.”
For more than 40 years, ATCO has supported businesses in the province of British Columbia by delivering accommodation and operational support services for some of the province’s most important infrastructure projects. The company has also provided decades of support to the mining industry including BHP Billiton Ltd.’s Jansen Discovery Lodge in Saskatchewan and Vale S.A.’s Voisey’s Bay Nickel Mine in Labrador through our joint venture, Torngait Services Inc.
With approximately 7,000 employees and assets of $23 billion, ATCO is a diversified global holding corporation with investments in Structures & Logistics (workforce housing, innovative modular facilities, construction, site support services, and logistics and operations management); Energy Infrastructure (electricity generation, transmission, and distribution; natural gas transmission, distribution and infrastructure development; energy storage and industrial water solutions; and electricity and natural gas retail sales); Transportation (ports and transportation logistics); and Commercial Real Estate. More information can be found at www.ATCO.com.
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