ALI Excavation takes on snow removal for 67.5 square kilometre territory of St-Lazare
Supported by a fleet of equipment valued at more than $25 million and a thorough knowledge of the geography of the territory, Groupe ALI Excavation has been entrusted by the Lazaroise administration with the mandate of winter snow removal for the next four years, following a public call for tenders.
"We are privileged to be able to renew our ties with the community that has seen us grow in every way," said Marc-André Loiselle, President and CEO of ALI Excavation, who recalled that this major mandate was a big homecoming, since St-Lazare is the birthplace of the Loiselle family's children. He and his brother, Simon, Vice President of Operations, were born and raised in the municipality of St-Lazare.
For Loiselle, this $7.5 million contract reinforces one of the main thrusts of ALI Excavation Group's mission, which, in addition to civil engineering and road construction, such as paving, excavation, sewer and aqueduct rehabilitation, and road recycling, has the community's satisfaction as its top priority.
This four-year commitment, with a fifth year option, will make it possible to mobilize and consolidate jobs for at least 20 people until 2025. Groupe Ali Excavation has been carrying out municipal and commercial snow removal work for about ten years now. The St-Lazare service is in addition to the one in the city of Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, where ALI Excavation also holds a $5.5M mandate related to snow removal on the city's streets.
"The configuration of the St-Lazare territory requires very special attention from now on, and therefore brings its share of challenges," said Jean-François Beaulieu, Vice-President of Engineering, referring to the particularities of narrow streets, often asymmetrical street layouts, lack of lighting, the presence of trees, unpaved streets, narrow shoulders and often grassy areas.
The company's president also expressed his confidence in being able to successfully carry out the city's snow removal offensive thanks to the development of proactive communications with the municipality's technical staff. The machinery that will be used in the execution of the contract will be equipped with GPS and road layouts will be programmed in such a way as to mitigate, if not reduce, the impacts of these winter operations on the mobility of citizens and local businesses.