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Flatiron Named One of Canada's Top Employers

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Vancouver, BC (Mar. 19, 2012) - Flatiron, one of the largest transportation and infrastructure contractors in North America, has been recognized as a 2012 Best Workplace in Canada on the annual list published by the Globe and Mail. Flatiron earned the No. 38 spot on the list of the 50 best large workplaces in Canada. The list and related stories appears in April 19 edition of the publication.

"We are so proud to be included on this list of the most distinguished companies in Canada," said Flatiron CEO Tom Rademacher. "Our motto is ‘Build the Best, Be the Best,' which applies not only to the projects we build, but also to our outstanding employees and the exceptional workplace they've helped create. They are what make us a great company and a great place to work."

Canadian Division president Blair Brandon added, "This recognition validates all the hard work our employees have put in to grow Flatiron into the industry-leading company it is today while maintaining our people-focused culture."

The "Best Workplaces in Canada" list is compiled by Great Place to Work® Institute Canada. Workplaces are selected based on a 58-statement employee survey and an in-depth review of the organization's culture and human resources policies and procedures. More than 49,000 employees from more than 230 companies participated in the 2012 survey.

Flatiron, with a construction volume of more than $1 billion in 2011, is one of the leading providers of transportation construction and civil engineering in North America. Flatiron develops innovative solutions to construct infrastructure, including roads, bridges, tunnels, and rail transit and water/wastewater treatment plants, for both public and private clients and has constructed some of the largest and most notable infrastructure projects in Canada. Flatiron also operates as a contractor in design-build and public-private partnership projects. Further information is available at

The Great Place to Work® Institute is a global research and management consultancy with expertise on workplace transformation and a presence in 46 countries worldwide. They are best-known for their global Best Workplaces Program, which is provided in conjunction with prestigious media partners such as the Globe and Mail, the Financial Times and Fortune. With more than 5,500 organizations surveyed every year across the globe, the program is the largest of its kind in the world.