The new construction boom is starting to take shape at the Fort McMurray, Alta., construction site.
The new construction ramp is being built by a company called Fort McMahons Construction Co. that has been working to help rebuild the town’s economy.
In addition to building a new hospital and the city’s first airport, Fort McMakers’ new investment in the city is also a way to bolster its construction workforce, says Mayor Gregor Robertson.
Fort McMahts Construction Co.’s CEO and founder, Jason Mims, says the company is also looking to increase the size of its workforce by up to 300 people.
The company has received a $100,000 grant from the city and the Alberta Innovation Fund to expand its operations and to hire a new manager.
It also is offering new construction jobs for the city.
For now, there are only two employees on the new project.
But there are also more to come as the project gets underway.
“We’re expecting a lot of new construction coming in over the next couple of months,” says Mims.
“I think that there will be a lot more workers on the project than we have now, so we’ll be ready for anything that’s come up.”