Edmonton, Alberta, April 8, 2021 — BrandSafway Infinity, a partnership between BrandSafway and the Infinity Métis Corp, is proud to announce a new five-year contract as the preferred supplier for Syncrude for the delivery of professional work services, including scaffolding, rope access, insulation, sandblasting, specialty coatings and refractory. The agreement creates jobs, apprenticeship opportunities and increased revenue for the McMurray Métis community.
“Syncrude is pleased to announce this agreement with a valued supplier in the Wood Buffalo region, which will generate benefits for the McMurray Métis,” said Doreen Cole, managing director, Syncrude. “At the same time, this will help Syncrude meet its commitments to operate safely, responsibility, reliably and profitably.”
BrandSafway Infinity provides scaffolding and industrial access solutions along with other specialty services such as insulation, fireproofing, coatings and refractory to safely increase productivity on shutdowns, capital projects, and ongoing facility maintenance work in Canada. Promoting the training and development of Indigenous workers is a key value of the organization.
“We are enthusiastic to be continually evolving and building Indigenous-run business ventures with major oil businesses,” said Shawn Myers, general manager, Infinity Métis Corp. “We commend Syncrude’s leadership for making such a strong commitment to the local Indigenous communities.”
“BrandSafway is looking forward to this opportunity, as we continue to focus on community-based partnerships,” added Ken Sandmoen, director and general manager, BrandSafway Infinity. “This is another big step in our partnership with Infinity Métis Corp.”
Based in Fort McMurray, Alberta, Infinity Métis Corp is the economic development subsidiary of the McMurray Métis – Métis Nation of Alberta, Local # 1935. Infinity Métis Corp aims to lead the way in securing business opportunities for the McMurray Métis Community, while maintaining the principles of environmental sustainability and the promotion of the Métis culture. For more information, visit www.InfinityMetisCorp.com.
With a commitment to safety as its foremost value, BrandSafway provides the broadest range of solutions with the greatest depth of expertise to the industrial, commercial and infrastructure markets. Through a network of 330 strategic locations across 30 countries and more than 38,000 employees, BrandSafway delivers a full range of forming, shoring, scaffolding, work access and industrial service solutions. BrandSafway supports maintenance and refurbishment projects as well as new construction and expansion plans with unmatched service from expert local labor and management. Today’s BrandSafway is At Work For You™ — leveraging innovation and economies of scale to increase safety and productivity, while remaining nimble and responsive. For more information, visit www.BrandSafway.com.
With a membership of over 500, the McMurray Métis (Local # 1935) was founded in 1987 and is governed under the bylaws of the Métis Nation of Alberta by an elected Local Council. The McMurray Métis is accountable to its membership with a mandate to pursue the advancement of the Métis people of Fort McMurray and northeastern Alberta. The Métis are one of the recognized Aboriginal Peoples of Canada under Section 35(2) of the Constitution Act, 1982. The mission of McMurray Métis is to pursue the advancement of the Métis people of Fort McMurray and northeastern Alberta. Achieving this requires the ongoing promotion, pursuit and defense of the Aboriginal constitutional rights. For more information, visit www.McMurrayMetis.org.