Graham to be inducted into ABEX Business Hall of Fame
The Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that Graham will be the 29th inductee into the Saskatchewan Business Hall of Fame at the ABEX Awards, October 24th at TCU Place in Saskatoon.
“Since its start as P. W. Graham Construction, right here in Saskatchewan, and through its emergence into the top ranks of construction companies across North America, Graham’s success has mirrored the growth of this province, generation after generation,” said Steve McLellan, CEO of the Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce.
It was in 1926 when P. W. Graham & Sons got their start building railway stations for the Canadian Pacific Railway in Moose Jaw.
The company’s resilience and quality of work enabled them to survive the Great Depression by focusing on government construction including schools, hospitals and public buildings. Demonstrating building excellence, the company was able to reach another milestone in the 1950s – constructing the Boundary Dam power generating station in Estevan for Saskatchewan Power. yahoo questions This launched a new era for Graham and initiated a major growth phase.
Graham has diversified, providing construction services to every sector of the Saskatchewan economy. Services are delivered to the mining, power and energy sectors to a long list of clients.
In partnership with Athabasca Basin Development LP, Graham is also part of Points Athabasca Contracting Limited Partnership, one of the most successful aboriginal construction firms in the region. Through its success and engagement with its northern customer, Cameco, Points Athabasca and Graham have developed an additional partnership with File Hills Qu’Appelle Development to address aboriginal engagement and capacity in the southern part of the province.
Graham continues to be a trusted construction solutions partner in Saskatchewan as evident by many landmark awards including the province’s biggest infrastructure project to-date, the Regina Bypass project. Other important recent awards include Saskatoon Children’s Hospital, Saskatchewan Hospital North Battleford and the North Commuter Parkway.
These projects demonstrate the significant opportunities available in the province. Graham is building on its legacy in the province by providing services that facilitate continued growth, business with local subcontractors and suppliers, and creating more job opportunities.
Over the decades Graham has been a strong supporter of the Saskatchewan communities where its employees live and work.
Graham continues to give back to the province in many ways, including partnerships with regional educational institutions such as the University of Saskatchewan, the College of Engineering, Saskatchewan Polytechnic and the Edwards School of Business, as well as through organizations and charities that promote the health, well-being and prosperity of citizens throughout the province.
“The Graham team have worked for decades to make their company a leader in the construction industry. Graham is a very deserving inductee, one that we believe epitomizes the spirit of the Saskatchewan Business Hall of Fame,” McLellan said.
Tickets for ABEX 2015 can be purchased online at www.saskchamber.com.