PCL Construction Enterprises is the contractor to contact for commercial and civil construction concerns. The company is the parent of US-based construction companies: PCL Construction Services; PCL Civil Constructors; PCL Construction; PCL Industrial Services; PCL Industrial Construction; and Nordic PCL Construction. All are the operating entities for PCL, which is one of the largest general contracting groups in Canada. With projects completed in nearly every state in the US, PCL Construction Enterprises is active in the commercial, institutional, multi-family residential, heavy industrial, and civil construction sectors. PCL first entered the US construction market in 1975.
PCL Construction Enterprises and its subsidiaries work on a variety of projects. PCL Construction Enterprises has completed bridges, water and wastewater systems, manufacturing plants, office buildings, and restaurants around the country.
Like many construction companies, PCL was hit by the economic recession. Backlogs were lacking and new projects became tougher to win, due to an increase in competition. The company did begin to see an uptick in industrial construction activity by 2010, due mostly to a spike in oil prices. Other contracts with water, wastewater, and renewable energy projects, and universities helped PCL Construction Enterprises through the downturn.
In 2011 PCL's Teton Industrial Construction unit changed its name to PCL Industrial Construction, Inc. The Atlanta-based unit, which provides construction services for the power generation, oil, gas, chemical, mining, cement, and aggregates markets, also opened a Houston office that year. – less