Sherwood Park News:
On Thursday April 17, Strathcona County Mayor Roxanne Carr arrived at the URS offices in Sherwood Park to learn more about our company, our employees, and the services we provide in and around Alberta’s industrial heartland.
Oil & Gas Division employees Bill Van Veelen, Jan Robinson and Deanna Hoffman welcomed the Mayor and Strathcona County’s Economic Development and Tourism Business Visitation Committee at 2899 Broadmoor Blvd administration office where Mayor Carr graciously signed a commemorative “Game On” jersey in support of our rebranding initiative. Employees Jim Baldt and Herb Hill then guided the group on a tour of our nearby fabrication and modularization facility at 180 Strathmoor Drive.
Mayor Carr took the time to meet and speak with several employees and was particularly impressed with URS’ exemplary safety culture and our receipt of the Suncor President’s Award for Safety. On behalf of the company, Jim and Herb expressed appreciation to the Mayor, Councilor Ward 1 Vic Bidzinski, Director Economic Development & Tourism Gerry Gabinet, Manager Industrial Development Tyler Westover, and Business Development Specialist Noreen Robertson with gifts of newly-branded travel mugs and golf balls.
URS and its former legacy companies have been part of the County of Strathcona for over 19 years, and employ more than 600 office and field personnel throughout 13 offices and shops. Rated as one of the Top 10 Best Places to Live in Canada by Moneysense magazine, many URS employees live and work in the Sherwood Park community. URS is proud to be one of the largest employers of apprentices and journeymen in Alberta.
Article and photo submitted by Jan Robinson.
Mayor Roxanne Carr signs a commemorative jersey as VP of Operations Strategy Bill Van Veelen (left) and members of the Economic Development and Tourism Business Visitation Committee look on.