Modular City to Bloom in Canada

Just north of eastern Montana and north of Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, a modular town of 2,500 residents will emerge to provide workforce housing to build BHP Billiton’s Jansen potash mine, near the Gordon First Nation. has learned from GlobalRegina that Craig Alloway of Calgary-based Atco, says it will be the largest project ever for the company. Each of the 2,500 bedrooms will have a private bathroom, and the complex will include a dining hall to seat 1,200, as well as recreational and entertainment facilities. Atco is collaborating with the Day Star, Kowacatoose, and Gordon First Nations to create the temporary housing that will employ many of their people. Chris Ryder with BHP says, “Everything that we’re doing is really geared toward building the capacity to be able to hire as many First Nations and frankly other local employees as possible.”

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