Ontario steel company loses $200 million dollar Alberta project to China

Article Link: https://thepostmillennial.com/ontario-steel-company-loses-200-million-dollar-alberta-project-to-china

Discussion posted by: David McNamara

The owner of Atlas Tube, an Ontario steel company is frustrated after being left out of an Albertan solar project worth $200 million. The contract for the Claresholm solar project was instead given to a company from China, according to the Windsor Star. In the past Atlas Tube has supplied Alberta as well various other parts of the country with solar projects by supplying them with ‘screw piles,’ a steel tubing that is needed to secure the solar panels into the ground. “I said to (project contractors), ‘You are doing this at a time when millions are out of work in Canada, you have (steel) fabricators and mills begging for business, plus this is a solar project in Canada for green energy,’” said Barry Zekelman. “And still you give it to China.”