"Creating Economic, Employment and Career Development Opportunities for Inuit"
"The Qikiqtani Region is in Development"
"Many Opportunities for Development are Emerging"
"QC is Ready to Develop Long Term and Large Scale Projects for the Benefit of Inuit and our Communities"
QC is owned by Qikiqtani Inuit Association.
Kiewit, Qikiqtaaluk form QC-Kiewit|
Iqaluit, Nunavut, June 20, 2012 – Kiewit and Qikiqtaaluk Corporation (QC) today announced the strategic formation of QC-Kiewit Constructors ULC, which will build upon the construction expertise of both companies. The new entity will operate in all the Nunavut Territory with the intent of pursuing construction and mining projects in an effort to further the development and economic grown of the area.
“QC’s regional experience in the north combined with Kiewit’s construction capacity lends itself to some very interesting synergies,” said Chris Loeffler, sr. vice president and division manager of Kiewit.
“QC and Kiewit are both companies with a pro-active, professional approach and a strong social commitment, which makes it a winning partnership for our clients and our employees, said Harry Flaherty, president of QC.
QC-Kiewit will be based in Iqaluit, NU, with satellite offices in Milton, ON and Boisbriand, QC.
Kiewit is one of North America’s largest and most respected construction and engineering organizations. With its roots dating back to 1884, the employee-owned company operates through a network of offices in the United States, Canada and abroad. Kiewit offers construction and engineering services in a variety of markets including transportation, water/wastewater, heavy civil, power, oil, gas and chemical, building and mining. With 2011 revenues of nearly $10 billion, Kiewit’s workforce includes about 10,400 salaried and hourly staff along with more than 15,600 craft workers.
About Qikiqtaaluk Corporation
Qikiqtaaluk Corporation is a wholly Inuit owned birthright development corporation created by the Qikiqtani Inuit Association. With close to 30 years in business in Nunavut, in most of all economic sectors of activity, QC aims to become a major contributor to all segments of the Nunavut economy. QC’s purpose is to provide direct employment and financial opportunities for Inuit within and outside the Qikiqtani Region. By balancing tradition with innovation, QC strives to improve the social and economic well-being of all people in the Qikiqtani Region.
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Mrs. Lynn Kilabuk