EllisDon Buys Ontario Bridge Specialist Looby Construction

Mississauga, ON (August 23, 2011) -- EllisDon acquired Looby Construction, specialists in bridge, culvert and dam construction and repair since 1904 from Dublin, Ont. The acquisition supports EllisDon’s corporate goal of continuing to expand its presence in civil work and new markets in the Ontario bridge industry.

Looby Construction’s two key executives, Stan Connelly and Joe Looby, will be continuing their leadership roles in the company. The entire staff of over 100 employees will be staying on, and Looby will operate as a standalone entity within EllisDon’s civil division.

"Looby Construction was particularly attractive to us because it shares the same values, vision and relationship philosophy that drives EllisDon," said Geoff Smith, president and CEO of EllisDon. "They are very open, highly professional, people-oriented firm that takes great pride in its work, its culture and its relationships. Looby has built its business on sound and stable financial performance."

"This is an amazing opportunity for our company while maintaining our current location and employee base," said Joe Looby.

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