Within a year of its founding in 1999, Wardrop set up an office in what is now Thunder Bay. Today, Wardrop’s annual revenues exceed $100 million and the company has 14 North American offices–including Thunder Bay–as well as in Africa and the UK.
Wardrop’s work throughout Northwestern Ontario has played an important role in the company’s development over
|Brad Kingston is proud of Wardrop’s work in association with Earth Tech Canada on the City’s Water Pollution Control Plant on Atlantic Avenue.|
Ian McCormack, General Manager of the Thunder Bay office, is pleased to be part of a growing organization. “Our clients have relied on us to develop solutions to some very complex problems over the years. I’m so very proud of our employees who have been a part of engineering truly innovative solutions for them,” he said.
The company has been able to attract great talent and has continued to deepen its ability to work on projects throughout Canada and beyond, from its Thunder Bay office. Applying a collaborative approach to its work and drawing on the expertise of over 1000+ employees ensures that each project receives the specialized professional and technical talent required to address the complex challenges faced by clients.
“By applying new technologies, exploring emerging fields, and developing synergies with business partners, Wardrop stays focused on its vision to excel and expand,” said Len Hoey, former manager of the Thunder Bay office and vice president of the company’s Infrastructure Division.
To date, Wardrop has successfully completed projects in over 50 countries with current projects in Africa, Russia, and Argentina. Wardrop has been involved in some of the world’s most significant endeavours from the International Space Station and mapping of the human genome, to safely managing radioactive waste and developing landmark infrastructure projects, including many in Northwestern Ontario.
Wardrop has been honoured with the Global Traders Award for Market Expansion, the Outstanding Business Achievement Award of the Ontario Chamber of Commerce, and the Canadian International Development Agency’s Gender Equality Achievement Award. The company was recently named to the list of Canada’s Top 100 Employers for the sixth time.
Wardrop Thunder Bay by the Numbers
Number of employees: 75
Local spending: $1.75 million in 2006
Other contributions: Employees contribute to the local economy through payroll, taxes and community participation including George Jeffrey Children’s Centre, Easter Seals, the Arthritis Society, and other local events and charitable initiatives.