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Established in 1931, H.J. O’Connell, Limited specializes in heavy civil infrastructure construction, mining applications and energy development and is a leading supplier to Canada's resource industries. O’Connell has been able to remain successful by combining its innovative approach to business and their continued interest in the growth and development of their employees. This has resulted in a loyal client base with some relationships exceeding 40 years as O’Connell surpassed customer expectations in the execution of numerous complex projects for many blue chip clients.

O’Connell employs a fleet of over 400 pieces of heavy equipment to support its mining and construction operations and has significant remote project experience. This has provided O’Connell with the ability to respond to major resource construction project demands throughout Canada.

With a high-quality, technically sophisticated workforce focused on safety, quality, the environment, cost and schedule, O’Connell’s culture is similar to Bird’s and now plays a key role in the ongoing growth and success of the entire Bird organization.

After looking for a significant strategic acquisition to expand Bird’s market and geographic scope, Bird was pleased to conclude a transaction with O’Connell in the summer of 2011. With both firms being able to capitalize on the inherent strengths of the other, the combined organization will be able to offer a broader range of services to clients. This will provide interesting project opportunities for our valuable employees as Bird continues with its growth strategy.


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Our subsidiaries : Company : Bird Construction