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Press release from CNW Group

Structal-Bridges lands a $27M contract in Connecticut

Monday, October 31, 2011

Structal-Bridges lands a $27M contract in Connecticut09:20 EDT Monday, October 31, 2011QUEBEC CITY, Oct. 31, 2011 /CNW Telbec/ - Structal-Bridges, a division of Canam Group Inc. (TSX: CAM), has secured a contract worth close to CA$27M to fabricate the steel structure that will replace and expand the Moses Wheeler Bridge, which crosses the Housatonic River in Milford, Connecticut.The contract awarded by the Walsh Construction Company and PCL Civil Constructors joint venture mandates Structal-Bridges to supply some 400 steel girders for the three bridges that are being built in the scope of this project. The main bridge structure alone will require 360 girders with a depth of 9.5 ft. (2.9 m). The longest girder will measure 126 ft. (38.4 m) while the heaviest will weigh 90,000 lb. (40,823 kg). The new bridge superstructure, which connects the City of Milford and the Town of Stratford, will extend 3,000 ft. (914.4 m) in length and feature a total of 14 spans.According to Robin Lapointe, Vice President, Structal-Bridges: "The landing of this major contract confirms Structal's solid reputation and know-how in the North American steel bridge industry."Structal-Bridges will call upon the expertise of the Canam Group plant located in Claremont, New Hampshire, to execute this project. Delivery of the first steel components will begin in March 2012 and continue until May 2014.About Structal-BridgesStructal-Bridges is a North American manufacturer of steel bridges, structural bearings and expansion joints. The company opened its 195,000-sq.-ft.+ (18,000 m2) Quebec City plant in 1956 and now also operates a 71,500-sq.-ft. (6,640 m2) plant in Laval, a 248,650-sq.-ft. (23,100 m2) plant in New Hampshire and occupies a 40,000-sq.-ft. (3,716 m2) section of the Canam Group plant in Point of Rocks, Maryland. Structal serves the highway and railway bridge sectors in Canada and numerous states in the U.S.About Canam Group Inc.Canam Group is a leader in the design and fabrication of construction products and solutions, and a leading provider of design-build and virtual design and construction services. The company operates more than 25 manufacturing plants and engineering offices in Canada, the United States, Romania, India and China, and has partnerships with companies in Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and China. For further information: François Bégin  Vice President, Communications  Canam Group Inc.  Email:  Telephone: 418-228-8031  Manon Moisan Communications Advisor Structal-Bridges Email: Telephone: 418-683-2561