February 24, 2004

Region receives plaque for Bayview Avenue project


NEWMARKET York Regional Council and members of the Region's Transportation and Works department received a plaque from McCormick Rankin Corporation last week to commemorate an excellence in engineering award the company received for the work it did on the Bayview Avenue extension project.


"Bayview Avenue was a challenging project due to a number of environmental considerations," said Regional Chair and CEO Bill Fisch.  "It's great that all the extra attention and detail that went into the design and construction of this project is being recognized."


The award was issued to McCormick Rankin by the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) for Excellence in Engineering. It was one of 11 selected from a field of 50 projects, and the only one selected that did the design and construction work in Ontario.


"We're very pleased with the overall outcome of the Bayview Avenue project," said Kees Schipper, York Region Commissioner of Transportation and Works.  "Protecting the environment of the Jefferson Forest was of paramount importance, and the final design work provided by McCormick Rankin accommodated this very well."


ACEC chooses award recipients on an annual basis. The work by McCormick Rankin was recognized for its recognition of the environment and community focus.


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Plaque presentation photo


From left to right: Bill Fisch, York Regional Chair and CEO; Paul Jankowski, Director of Infrastructure, Design and Construction for York Region; Kees Schipper, Commissioner of Transportation and Works for York Region; John Sutherns, Chair and CEO of McCormick Rankin Corporation; David Barrow, Acting Mayor, Richmond Hill; Brenda Hogg, Regional Councillor, Richmond Hill and Dino Basso, Assistant Director of Infrastructure, Design and Construction for York Region.


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Contact:            Michael Kemp, Corporate Communications, York Region

- (905) 830-4444 or 1-877-464-9675, ext. 1232

- Email: michael.kemp@region.york.on.ca

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