Fort McMurray, AB–(January 16, 2014) – Fort McMurray Airport (YMM) is excited to announce that Ledcor has will be the Presenting Sponsor for the Grand Opening Gala celebrating the opening of the new YMM terminal. The gala event will take place on May 31, 2014 and will celebrate the opening of the new Fort McMurray Airport terminal building with all proceeds going to local charities.
“Ledcor Construction is honoured to participate in the grand opening ceremony of Canada’s newest major airport terminal. We have been most fortunate to bring to life the vision of the Fort McMurray Airport Authority of this national award winning design,” said Robert D. Walker, Senior Vice President, Ledcor.
Set to open June 9, 2014, Ledcor is constructing the new 15,000 m2 (161,000 ft2), three-level airport terminal building. The project incorporates new technology for wood construction called CLT (Cross Laminated Timber). The CLT panels will be integrated into the roof structure, along with exposed structural glulam members. Unique metal panels, stone and glass are all architectural elements incorporated in the design to reflect the region’s uniqueness.
The $258 million Fort McMurray Airport terminal building will redefine air travel for the Region. Not only will it be easier and faster to move through, customers will experience a new level of comfort in our departure lounges, and exceptional selection in retail and dining. YMM will transform the customer experience for passengers into a more relaxing and memorable experience.
Chris Hadfield, famed test pilot of the fastest jets in the world and the only Canadian astronaut to command the International Space Station, will help kick off a new era in aviation for the Region at the YMM Grand Opening Gala on May 31, 2014. Hadfield will be joining Bachman & Turner as the celebrity guests for the gala event taking place in the brand new 150,000 square-foot terminal building, Tickets for the event will be available through invitation only or through sponsorship of the gala event.
For more information on how to get involved through Sponsorship opportunities:
Roy Williams Jesse Meyer
Chair Fund Raising Committee Manager, Marketing & Communications
YMM Grand Opening Gala firstname.lastname@example.org
Fort McMurray Airport Authority
780 588 3698
Ledcor is a multi-faceted construction company that offers specialized services in project and construction management, pre-construction services, design-build, general contracting, and Public Private Partnership (P3) delivery models for a variety of clientele. Ledcor Group of Companies, one of North America’s most diversified construction companies, serving the building, oil & gas, forestry, infrastructure, transportation, mining, power and telecommunications sectors. Ledcor also owns operations in property investment and wastewater treatment. Since 1947, Ledcor has been growing with its clients and partners: Forward. Together. Find out how at www.ledcor.com
About Fort McMurray Airport (YMM)
Fort McMurray Airport Authority is a community-based not-for-profit organization that owns and operates Fort McMurray Airport (YMM). Canada’s sixteenth busiest airport, YMM is the fastest growing airport in Canada with a passenger growth rate of 25% year to date. YMM served nearly 1.2 million passengers in 2013 and is nearing completion of a new terminal building which will open on June 9, 2014.
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