Bombardier Innovia automated people mover system for Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (photo: © Bombardier)
Bombardier Transportation, a division of Canadian Bombardier Inc., has signed two contracts with the City of Phoenix for the operation and maintenance of an automated people mover (APM) system at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. Stage one of the 2.2 mile Phoenix SkyTrain is scheduled for completion in early 2013 and is the largest new-start APM project in North America in over a decade. The new system and design will serve as a role model for other cities and airports seeking modern transit solutions.
With its strong team of local contractors, Bombardier intends to become a sustainable and viable business partner and employer in the Phoenix community, having already contracted to local firms including Weitz Construction, Suntec Concrete, and Wilson Electric Services.
Despite an abundance of the resource, water management is a vital issue in Canada, as in Arizona. As a result, there is significant Canadian expertise in this sector. EPCOR USA, an indirect, wholly-owned subsidiary of Edmonton, Alberta-based EPCOR Utilities Inc., builds, owns and operates water and wastewater treatment facilities and infrastructure in the American Southwest. Headquartered in Phoenix and employing 229 local workers, EPCOR USA owns regulated utilities providing water service to approximately 106,000 metered customers and wastewater services to 51,000 customers in 11 Arizona municipalities in Maricopa, Mohave and Santa Cruz Counties. EPCOR USA also serves 13,000 customers in the Fountain Hills area as the owner of Chaparral City Water Company.
Mintec, Inc. is a software developer and service provider for the mining industry. Founded in 1970, Mintec has grown into a global network of mining professionals providing technology, service, and support in the most complex mining operations in the world. The company’s Vancouver office is one of three software development centers, with technical support for Canadian clients also provided by staff in Calgary and Toronto. MineSight®, the company’s comprehensive modeling and mine planning software platform, offers integrated solutions for exploration, modeling, design, scheduling and production. Headquartered in Tucson, Arizona, Mintec delivers efficiency and reliability that improves productivity at every stage of a mine’s life.
Unless otherwise mentioned, all figures are based on 2011 data in U.S. dollars (US$1.00=C$0.9891). Statistics Canada: tourism, based on combined same-day and overnight travel (5/2012 release); goods & services trade (2/2012 release). World Institute for Strategic Economic Research (WISER): Canada’s export ranking (2/2012 release). U.S. Census Bureau: trade (2/2012 release). Services trade data not available at a sub-national level. Figures may not add up due to rounding. Produced by the Embassy of Canada in Washington, D.C.
* Job numbers from trade (2010 data) and Canadian-owned businesses (2009 data) are from a 2012 study commissioned by the Government of Canada