After six months as part of the largest independent ground engineering company in the world, Keller Canada has broken a record with regards to its safety program, and their leading technologies have given them continued success in projects across the country. Keller Canada (formerly the Piling division of North American Construction
Group) was bought by U.K.-based Keller Group Plc. (Keller), in July 2013, though the management and operations of the company have remained the same.
“We were acquired by the Keller Group because we are a leader in piling,” says Bernie Robert, president of Keller Canada. “Our team has more than 30 years of experience in a variety of climates and soil conditions across Canada, and we have a full range of piling technologies. Now we are connected internationally and will continue to be at the forefront of the industry.”
While the company’s safety program prior to July 2013 was strong, since being named Keller Canada and adopting the Keller Safety Framework, the ultimate goal is to have zero injuries through the effective management of safety in all operations. In the last six months, the company has had no lost time injuries; in fact, no lost time injuries for more than 800,000 worked hours.
NOTABLE PROJECTS THAT KELLER CANADA HAS BEEN AWARDED IN THE LAST SIX MONTHS INCLUDE:
• Fort Hills Load Testing (north of Ft. McMurray, AB) (Approximately $4.5M contract) – to supply, install and load test driven steel pipe for facilities on Suncor’s Fort Hills Oil Sands project
• Evergreen Line CPR Special Structures (Port Moody, BC) & Evergreen Live Pinetree Special Structures (Coquitlam, BC) (combined contracts: Approximately $8M) – To supply and install steel pipe piles to depths of 80’ – 100’ for the upcoming Skytrain line
• 407 Toll Highway expansion (Whitby, ON) (Approximately $7M contract) – Includes the install of steel H-pile for 30 new bridges and rock socketed caissons for 10 other bridges
• High Prairie Health Complex (High Prairie, AB) (Approximately $4.5M contract) – to design, supply and install Continuous Flight Auger (CFA) piles to support three structures
Keller Canada has over 30 years of experience in foundation installation for a wide range of projects. They are a leader in industrial projects in the oil sands and related petrochemical and refinery complexes, and they have also been involved in numerous commercial and infrastructure projects. Their extensive and diverse equipment fleet enables them to successfully complete piling projects of any size. Keller Canada currently operates out of seven regional offices across Canada, and their commitment to quality is emphasized by their ISO 9001-2008 certified quality management program.