Convoy Supply, a premier supplier of construction materials across Canada and in the US, has broken ground in Acheson, Alberta on the new location for its Edmonton branch. This greenfield build will be Convoy’s largest to date, featuring a 100,000 SF main building on 12.81 acres, and is a collaborative project which is designed and built by Ledcor Design Build in partnership with Camdon Construction LTD. The roofing system has been designed by Rimkus Consulting Group Canada Inc (formerly IRC Group) who will also co-manage its construction. The branch opening is currently targeted for Fall 2024.
“A greenfield build lets you design around what matters most,” stated Convoy’s President & CEO, Martin Côté. “For Convoy, we are always looking for ways to be more efficient and to improve our customers’ experience, and this design and location lets us do just that! This new home for Convoy Supply Edmonton is all about easy accessibility, improved efficiencies, and more on-hand product. The products and building solutions we’ve chosen focus on sustainability and reducing the footprint of both the build and our day-to-day business.”
The Edmonton branch will continue to serve all of Alberta north of Highway 13 as well as the Northwest Territories and, as before, will carry Convoy’s industry-leading lines of commercial and residential building envelope solutions. Highlights of the build include the Canam Buildings – Murox Building System prefabricated load-bearing wall panel, which contributes to LEED certification and substantially reduces the amount of material waste on the job site. It is the only system that offers integrated solar thermal wall panels (VTP), with thermal resistance that meets or exceeds updated energy codes. Other sustainable features of the build include motion-triggered LED lighting, an energy-efficient building envelope design including solar-reduction windows, and capacity for charging stations for electric vehicles.
“The new facility lets us increase efficiency and improve product flow throughout our service area. We’re able to maintain greater levels of inventory, as well as have better processes for deliveries, customers, and internal operations” says Regional Operations Manager Janna Garneau. Branch Manager Chris Arnold agrees. “It’s going to enhance how we operate,” he says. “It will be a great place for customers to do business, and the improved access and layout means we can get them loaded up faster.”
Regional Sales Manager Paul Mothersell looks forward to the increased capability as well. “I feel the new Edmonton location will allow us to increase our service levels,” he added, “not just in the area but into Northern Alberta and beyond: places like Grand Prairie, Fort McMurray, the Northwest Territories. I’m really looking forward to what the new branch will let us do for our customers.”
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