Canadian Manufacturing

Quebec’s Canam Steel wins $200M Atlanta Falcons stadium contract

Will manufacture, install steel components for new 71,000-seat Atlanta Falcons stadium, including retractable roof



BOUCHERVILLE, Que.—Quebec-based Canam Steel Corp. has won a contract worth more than $200 million to provide the steel structure for a new sports and entertainment stadium in Atlanta that will be home to the Atlanta Falcons of the National Football League (NFL).

According to Canam Steel, a subsidiary of the Canam Group Inc., it was awarded the contract by HHRM for the 71,000-seat stadium scheduled to open for the start of the 2017 NFL season.

HHRM is a joint venture formed by Hunt Construction Group, owned by Aecom, Holder Construction Co., H.J. Russell & Co., and C.D. Moody Construction Co., Inc.

As part of the contract, Canam Steel will manufacture and install steel components for the stadium, including its retractable roof.

The one-of-a-kind retractable roof will be made up of eight interlocking panels that will be supported by more than 200 trusses that span 735 feet across the length of the stadium.

The components will be fabricated at the company’s plants in Saint-Gedeon-de-Beauce, Que, South Plainfield, N.J., and Scottdale, Ga., as well as with Canadian and American partner firms.

“We have worked diligently to target projects that allow us to showcase our expertise in complex and highly technical steel design and construction, and we are committed to providing a better customer experience for our clients,” Canam Group senior vice-president Peter Frantz said in a statement.

“This contract represents the 74th stadium project that we’ve collaborated on, making Canam a leading North American structural steel contractor for sports venues.”

Deliveries are slated to begin in June 2015 and will continue into the fourth quarter of 2016.

Total construction cost of the stadium is estimated at around US$1.2 billion.

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