A new partnership is being developed to support the Indigenous community in Fort McMurray.
AlumaSafway and the Infinity Métis Corp announced on Tuesday the creation of the AlumaSafway Infinity Joint Venture which will be the largest Indigenous scaffolding, insulation, and coatings provider in Canada.
“We are promoting the training and development of our workers, increasing meaningful job opportunities for our people, and adding tremendous value to the Métis community, contractors and customers,” said Bill Loutitt, CEO of the McMurray Métis, in a release.
The partnership is expected to help create greater employment opportunities for Indigenous workers in the oilsands.
The Venture will provide scaffolding, industrial access solutions, insulation, fireproofing, coatings, and refractory. They expect this work will help safely increase productivity on shutdowns, capital projects, and ongoing facility maintenance work.
“This partnership is the next important step in our continued support of the Indigenous community and our customers in Canada,” added Dave Witsken, BrandSafway’s Energy and Industrial division president.