Alberta Transportation has awarded the contract for the final stretch of Calgary’s ring road to Calgary Safelink Partners. The entire ring road, when complete, will provide 101 kilometers of free flow travel around the City of Calgary. Calgary Safelink Partners is a Joint Venture between Carmacks Enterprises Ltd., Graham Infrastructure LP and VINCI Infrastructure Canada Ltd. and the group will be constructing the “South Project” – Old Banff Coach Road to Highway 8. The work includes 5 km of 6- and 8-lane divided freeway between Old Banff Coach Road and Highway 8, 7 bridges, a pedestrian bridge and 4 interchanges (Old Banff Coach Road SW, Bow Trail SW, 17 Avenue SW and Highway 8).
IN THE NEWS
April 13, 2022, Calgary, Alberta – Carmacks Enterprises Ltd. (Carmacks) announces the following executive leadership changes:
Effective April 1, 2022, Keith James retired as President. Carmacks is pleased to announce that Gary Brooks has been promoted to the role of President, effective April 1, 2022. Gary began his career in highway maintenance in 1989, joining Carmacks in 1996.
“I am humbled to be named President of Carmacks Enterprises Ltd and look forward to this opportunity to ‘go to work’ for the teams of people that will rely on my leadership.” – Gary Brooks
Throughout the years, he has been integral in the successful award of numerous projects and the positioning of Carmacks as the energetic, people-powered company that we are today. Gary takes pride in fostering relationships and leading with empathy and compassion. Those skills combined with his knowledge of construction, highway maintenance, Project Management Professional certification, and Masters of Business Administration from Queen’s University has made him an obvious choice as the next President for Carmacks.
“I’m excited and very pleased that Gary Brooks has agreed to take on the President’s role as we go forward. Gary’s solid background in the construction and highway maintenance business, along with his exceptional team building skills will ensure that Carmacks is in good hands for the years to come” – Keith James, outgoing President.
Carmacks was incorporated in 1974 as Carmacks Construction Ltd. In March of 2012, Carmacks was purchased by Eurovia Canada Inc., which is part of the VINCI Group of France. Eurovia is one of the world leaders in the construction of road and rail transport infrastructure, active in 16 countries and employing over 43,000 people. Carmacks is proud to be part of this strong organization.
Although Carmacks has evolved over the years, there is a long-standing commitment of integrity and working in the spirit of agreement, honouring relationships and doing what it takes to make a contract successful. With the opportunities that Alberta and Western Canada have to offer, Carmacks will continue to grow and prosper.
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