CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - July 13, 2011) - ATCO Structures & Logistics today announced that it has entered into a joint-venture agreement with the Haisla First Nation near Kitimat, B.C. The agreement will directly benefit the Haisla people.

"The joint-venture agreement with the Haisla First Nation will lead to employment and training for the Haisla people," said Harry Wilmot, President & Chief Operating Officer, ATCO Structures & Logistics. "We look forward to a long-term positive relationship and the creation of mutual opportunities."

In March, ATCO Structures & Logistics announced that it is working with the Haisla First Nation to build a 1,500-person workforce housing project for Rio Tinto Alcan Inc. Today's joint-venture agreement will lead to other significant projects in the Haisla traditional territory.

"This joint venture with ATCO is another economic opportunity that will improve the lives of our people through employment and economic activity," said Chief Ellis Ross, Haisla Nation. "ATCO is a respectful partner and we look forward to a long and mutually beneficial relationship."

ATCO is committed to working collaboratively and effectively with Aboriginal communities across Canada, providing local employment wherever possible. ATCO strives to build sincere, mutually beneficial relationships based on respect, trust, understanding and transparency.

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ATCO Structures & Logistics is part of the ATCO Group of Companies. ATCO Group, with more than 7,700 employees and assets of approximately $10 billion, delivers service excellence and innovative business solutions worldwide with leading companies engaged in Utilities (pipelines, natural gas and electricity transmission and distribution), Energy (power generation, natural gas gathering, processing, storage and liquids extraction), Structures & Logistics (manufacturing, logistics and noise abatement) and Technologies (business systems solutions). More information can be found at

The Haisla Nation is 1,580 people strong, with approximately 800 living at Kitamaat Village at the head of the Douglas Channel on the northern B.C. coast. The Haisla encourage economic opportunity based on mutual respect and understanding with its business partners.

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Contact Information:

ATCO Structures & Logistics Ltd.
Cole Crook
Senior Manager, Business Development - Aboriginal
(403) 292-7870

Haisla Nation
Chief Ellis Ross
(250) 639-9361 Ext. 111