APRIL 2018

Your Voice Counts

Outcomes from the ETRO Town Hall

Thank you for joining us at the Town Hall, and for completing the survey. We’ve tallied the results and are celebrating where you told us we’re doing great, and creating ways to improve where you told us we can do better. ETRO is great because of you —our people—and making sure you’re happy and engaged is our priority. The survey results are attached - and here are some highlights:

On average, 9.7 out of 10 people would recommend ETRO to family & friends as a great place to work. AMAZING! We also asked how we can make ourselves better, and 7.6 out of 10 told us that they need to be better informed about what’s happening.

We hear you and are working on closing that information gap.

To start, this newsletter will be sent out monthly with updates and insights. And, leaders normally in the office will be onsite monthly to connect with onsite teams and discuss projects. They might also bring donuts.

Photo: Christine Pienaar Photography

Photo: Christine Pienaar Photography



First West Credit Union

PCI Joins The ETRO Client Family

ETRO is thrilled to welcome PCI on as a new client, with our first project’s construction value estimated at $40M; our biggest project to date.

 Located at 200th and 88 Avenue, The First West Credit project in Langley is a mixed retail, commercial and office tower where, once complete, First West Credit Union will be the anchor tenant.

Developed by PCI, and with MCM as the architect, the tower will house 30,000 sq.ft. of mixed use space on the ground floor, and 100,00 sq.ft of office on levels 2 to 6, with ample parking above and below ground.

 Fun fact: the building outline and core footing sit on poor soil conditions, requiring 140 specialized pipe piles (up to 900mm) and tension anchors, equating to 12% of the project concrete in one footing.

 Construction is slated to start June 2018, with an estimated 18 month construction schedule. And, construction services will be provided by ETRO in joint venture with Acculine.



From the Field


Peter's Tour Of Overseas Manufacturing Facilities

The factory producing 75% of the millwork, steel and furnishings for The Quanjude restaurant is a jaw-dropping 1.4M SQF of production space. With 26 years experience exporting their work across the world, the product quality is exceptional and evolutionary and is create the perfect provider for this high-end Beijing Duck restaurant.




What's Happening


Because of everyone at ETRO’s high standards of safety performance on site and at the office, we recently passed our annual safety COR audit with a score of 80%. Because there’s always room to grow, we’re aiming to increase our score next year; some upcoming initiatives coupled with your ongoing commitment to safety will help get us there.


We’re always on the lookout for great people with seasoned expertise and skills to help us grow. If you know a friend or colleague, send in their info!


Congratulations to Zac McDonald and Simon Clarke for reaching their 2 Year Work Anniversary with ETRO!

And, sending birthday wishes to Steve Corea and Brad Janzen this month!

Mike Maierle