VANCOUVER, Nov. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - On the occasion of its 65th anniversary, The Ledcor Group of Companies today announced a $150,000 donation to Make-A-Wish to be shared in 12 cities across North America.
"We are extremely proud to be entering our 65th year of business in Canada, and our 35th in the US," said Dave Lede, Chairman and CEO at Ledcor. "From our roots in Leduc, Alberta, with only one operator and one piece of heavy equipment in 1947, we have grown into a diversified construction and operating company with over 8,000 employees working across Canada and the US."
Since its founding, Ledcor has grown to become a market leader in civil, building and industrial construction, oil and gas, mining, forestry, marine and air transportation, and environmental technology.
"Over the decades, we have grown our business by focusing on our clients, on safety, and on good business practices," said Ron Stevenson, President and CEO, Ledcor Industries Inc. "Throughout our history, one of our corporate values has been giving back to the communities we serve. We are pleased to mark our 65th year with a special contribution to Make-A-Wish."
Ledcor's donation to Make-A-Wish will be distributed throughout Canada and the United States to communities where Ledcor has substantial business operations:
- Fort McMurray
- Regina and Saskatoon
- Las Vegas and Reno
- San Diego
About the Ledcor Group of Companies
Ledcor is one of North America's most diversified construction companies. For over 65 years Ledcor has been growing with its clients and partners: Forward. Together. www.ledcor.com
About Make-A-Wish® Canada
Make-A-Wish Canada is a dynamic wish-granting organization that brings hope, strength, and joy to children in communities across Canada living with life-threatening medical conditions. Along with the national office, eight independent regional chapters grant magical wishes to children in need from coast to coast. Make-A-Wish Canada is an affiliate of Make-A-Wish® International. Make-A-Wish® is the largest wish-granting organization in the world, making wishes come true for more than 300,000 children since 1980. Visit www.makeawish.ca to learn more.
About Make-A-Wish® America
Make-A-Wish® grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength, and joy. According to a 2011 US study of wish impact, most health professionals surveyed believe a wish-come-true can have positive impacts on the health of children. Kids say wishes give them renewed strength to fight their illnesses, and their parents say these experiences help strengthen the entire family. Based in Phoenix, Make-A-Wish is one of the world's leading children's charities, serving children in every community in the United States and its territories. With the help of generous donors and more than 25,000 volunteers, Make-A-Wish grants a wish somewhere in the country every 38 minutes. It has granted more than 212,000 wishes since its inception in 1980; nearly 14,000 in 2011 alone. Visit Make-A-Wish at wish.org to learn more.
SOURCE Ledcor Industries