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LOCAL POLITICIANS TO TURN SOD ON STRESCON’S NEW OFFICE BUILDING
DURING OCT.9TH CEREMONY

SAINT JOHN, NB: October 4th, 2007

Saint John MP Paul Zed; New Brunswick Supply and Services Minister Roly MacIntyre, MLA for Saint John East and Minister responsible for the Regional Development Corporation; and Saint John Mayor Norm McFarlane, will turn the sod on Strescon’s new corporate headquarters at Ashburn Lake Road, on Tuesday, October 9th at 11am.

The new office will face Route 1, with highway access via the soon to be built, East-bound exit ramp announced last August by city and provincial officials. The new ramp will connect Route 1 to Ashburn Lake Road and will provide a vital connection from the MacKay Highway to Rothesay Avenue and Retail Drive, where a major retail development is underway. Drivers can already enter eastbound onto Route 1 from Ashburn Lake Road.

As an integral part of Strescon’s 5 year modernization program, the 16,300 square foot building will be an impressive showpiece for Strescon’s products and craftsmanship. The building will be the first all-precast concrete office building in Atlantic Canada and will be cladded with architecturally-finished wall panels resembling limestone with two types of textures. This state-of-the-art office is scheduled for completion by the spring of 2008, at which time Strescon’s current offices will be utilized to upgrade the lunchroom and locker room facilities for Strescon’s production personnel.

Architects for the project are Architecture 2000 Inc. of Moncton, with Toss Solutions of Saint John handling the interior design details. FCC Construction is providing the Project Management services, as well as the electrical and data work for this project. Ocean Steel will provide reinforcing steel and Strescon will, of course, be providing all concrete products for their new home.

Strescon has developed and produced architectural, structural and environmental concrete products since 1963. They have grown to become the largest precast, prestressed concrete manufacturer in Eastern Canada and with their sales offices in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Maine and Massachusetts have continually expanded their geographic market throughout Atlantic Canada and the New England states.

Strescon has over 400 employees and operates facilities which include precast concrete plants in both Saint John, NB and Halifax, NS, along with 5 ready-mix concrete plants in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and PEI. Approximately 250 of the company’s employees are located in Saint John. Strescon, Ocean Steel and FCC Construction are all members of the OSCO Construction Group based in Saint John, New Brunswick.

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media contact:

Tammy Legacy
Email: legacy.tammy@oceansteel.com
Website: www.strescon.com

 


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