Aecon and the companies before us have had a part in building the infrastructure foundation of Canada.
Our heritage can be traced back to 1867.
Adam Clark, a Scottish immigrant, established a plumbing and gas company in Hamilton, Ontario, which became Aecon’s earliest forbearer.
The late 1800’s and early 1900’s saw the creation of several of Aecon’s predecessors:
In the 1940’s to 50’s, Aecon’s predecessor companies helped build Canadian landmarks including:
A number of new construction companies brought their strengths to Aecon and diversified its business offering, including:
In the 1960's the company completed a number of major infrastructure projects:
After building these major landmarks which have shaped Canada, the Beck family made big moves to increase the scale of their business with companies they would later acquire:
During this time, Aecon’s predecessor companies went on to build:
In the 1980s, one year prior to taking the company public:
After going public, the company forged on through the 1990’s and early 2000’s, evolving into a diverse company, known as a pioneer in Public-Private Partnerships (P3s):
In 2001, Armbro officially changed its name to Aecon, bringing the amalgamation of a number of firms acquired over the years into the ONE Aecon that has continued to build Canada and beyond to this day.
In 2004, the Cross-Israel Highway was completed – modelled after the widely successful Highway 407.
Success in the civil and P3 market, while branching out to serve the industrial sector and international markets, diversified Aecon and its ability to provide integrated turnkey solutions to key clients:
Réseau Express Métropolitain (REM) Montréal LRT
Darlington Nuclear Refurbishment
Eglinton Crosstown LRT
Gordie Howe International Bridge
Coastal Gaslink Pipeline
Site C Generating Station And Spillways (GSS) Civil Works