“The best measure of success with a customer is getting the next job.”
Ralph Poulin, President
Service oriented and proactive
Turner Construction Company awarded Canatal the fabrication and installation of the structural steel for the Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center project in Holyoke, MA.
“We found Canatal to be extremely service oriented and flexible in all phases of their work. They didn’t blink when asked to re-sequence their fabrication (post award) to accommodate the owner’s needs.”
Their engineering and project management folks were proactive in working with the design team to resolve issues with pre-cast and anchor connections and keep the fabrication schedule.
The steel arrived on schedule and in sequence which facilitated an efficient and safe erection phase. Canatal performed extremely well in all aspects of their work, I would welcome the opportunity to work with the team from Canatal again on future projects.
Richard G. Parson
Turner Construction Company
Seamless and flawless 13,000-ton structural steel project.
“The four phases of the Natick Collection / Nouvelle 13 000 ton structural steel project proved to be quite challenging. Canatal’s performance exceeded the expectations set out for the project.”
Most notably, given the geometric challenges in the structure’s shape, it is amazing that almost no connective field work was necessary. We credit Canatal’s expertise in detail modeling and its early involvement with the design team. This made for a seamless structural steel project.
In such a complex project, there was no room for error. Custom shape fabrications, cambering, structural connection calculations, various surface treatments, numerous owner driven changes to the retail side of the project while delivering to a crew of over 100 iron workers and five erecting cranes at peak . Everything came together flawlessly.
“Canatal’s performance is attributed to the quality of its people. Canatal should be very proud of the work that it does and the way they do it”
Francis C. Allard
Dimeo Construction Company
Ideal for high profile structural steel projects
“We consider Canatal the premier structural steel fabricator in the region (MA, NH).”
Their production of thorough, accurate details and shop drawings as well as the development of high quality fabrication-grade 3-D BIM model enable Canatal to deliver projects safely and on schedule. Along with their ability adapt quickly, these are some of the reasons why Canatal stands above the competition.
In addition, Canatal maintains its cost basis from project to project and are proactive in identifying ways of helping the project reduce costs.
“On our most recent contract, the erector, one of Canatal’s subcontractors, went out of business. Thanks to its good relations with its subcontractors, within half a day, Canatal was able to resolve the issue. Canatal successfully managed this difficult situation and still delivered on schedule.”
“I enjoy working with the Canatal team, they are highly professional and a pleasure to work with.”
Senior Project Manager
Lend Lease(US) Construction Inc
“Canatal recently completed their first project with us. They provided the structural steel for a data center for a consortium of our best clients (Havard, MIT,Northeastern University and University of Massachusetts).
The bottom line is that Canatal did everything and more that we expected.They are a Turner-caliber subcontractor.”
“They come highly recommended by this office.”
John J. Murphy
Turner Construction Company
“On the structural steel project for the Baker Library and Academic Center at Harvard Business School, communication throughout the detailing and engineering process was positive, and cooperative.
We appreciated your diligence in responding to design changes and completing the modifications in a timely and satisfactory manner eliminating the delays normally associated with the design changes.”
“Working with Canatal has been a positive experience. Canatal has performed and completed the structural steel fabrication and erection within a demanding schedule and has produced an excellent product.”
James K. Craft
Senior Project Manager
Skanska USA Building Inc
An asset to our project team
On the MIT NW 35 Graduate Housing project, several major design changes at the outset of the project presented serious challenges to our entire project team.
Canatal’s immediate and long term responses and cooperative reactions to these unique challenges enabled the overall project to maintain an already aggressive construction schedule.
We were impressed by how complete the shop drawings were. Material was fabricated and delivered to the site with little to no fabrication errors. The aggressive erection schedule was maintained and in some cases exceeded piece count expectations, all the while adhering to Bovis Lend Lease’s safety standards.
“Canatal did an exceptional job and was an outstanding partner as well as an asset to the entire project team.”
Senior Project Manager
Bovis Lend Lease LMB, Inc
Diligent Project Management
“The Shops at Riverwood structural steel project was a success.
Canatal’s entire staff was very professional and thorough during the entire project. Everyone involved rose to the occasion. from detailing, to engineering and scheduling as well as the different phases of fabrication.
The individual oversight, diligence and support of the project management truly were a key component in the success of the structural steel fabrication and erection processes.”
“Congratulations to all at Canatal”
Suffolk Construction Company, Inc.
No fabrication errors
Canatal successfully completed the 2 Pond Park medical building project inHingham,MA. They completed it on schedule, on budget and to a high degree of quality and safety.
Canatal’s shop drawing and submittal process was extremely detailed. This ultimately resulted in a quick shop drawing review and a complete steel package with no errors.
The shop fabrication was completed in the exact duration and sequence. The steel was erected without a single shop fabrication error.
The field oversight and overall management was highly detailed from award to punch list.
I highly recommend Canatal for all steel needs.
Construction Project Executive
Consistently surpassing expectations
Canatal has successfully completed seven structural steel projects with us, one which is our flagship building “Trade Center 128” in Woburn, MA.
From the first project, Canatal set the bar very high and consistently surpassed our expectations on all subsequent projects.
They kept to the schedule with the shop drawings, delivery of anchor bolts and plates as well as the starting time of the erection. For changes after delivery, Canatal was very professional and fair in the way they were handled. The selected erectors constantly completed the erection within the required timeframe.
I recommend Canatal for any size project.
Director of Purchasing
Cummings Properties, LLC
A True Partner
Over the past five years, we have hired Canatal for seven projects particularly with our most valued clients. We are pleased to work with Canatal because they operate as a true partner. They work with us collaboratively on coordinating shop drawings and construction sequences. They understand and adhere to schedule requirements.
“Canatal hires the best quality erectors who work safely, deliver high quality and work cooperatively with us on site logistics.
On a recent project where we needed rapid production of shop drawings, fabrication and significant overtime for erection, we hired Canatal. They rigorously managed the RFI’s, shop drawings and steel fabrication to meet all delivery requirements.”
“We find the people at Canatal to be most professional.”
Vice President – Building Division
A seamless project
“I was quite surprised to have a structural steel project go so smoothly. With thorough pre-planning, both sides had a clear understanding of the nature of the project. RFIs came quickly and issues were corrected promptly thanks to Canatal in-house detailing and engineering capacities.
For this project Canatal teamed up with a top-notch erector. They worked together with us as a team. Every Friday a short list of issues was drawn up and each member of the team saw to have them resolved quickly.
Well detailed, well managed, well executed, well scheduled… what a delight”.
Joint Force Headquarters Phase II Project
Hanscom Air Force Base
“As far as I’m concerned Canatal is exceptionally easy to work with. On the Johnson & Wales University Culinary Arts new building project, they really had to “adapt on the fly”. The project schedule called for the steel structure work to begin in August but we didn’t receive the dimensions of the rooftop equipment from the owner until January.
Thanks to Canatal’s ingenuity and expertise they were able to accommodate those new last-minute specifications.
Throughout the project, our work relationship was amicable and cooperative: they were always willing to explore cost effective ways to meet our evolving needs.”
Working together as a team
“I appreciated Canatal’s early involvement, they reviewed the whole NMR Meditation Center project before detailing it, identifying potential problems ahead of time as well as being proactive and making very pertinent suggestions. They took the time to fully understand the project.”
“I was impressed with their weekly reports pinpointing critical issues and relevant questions in order to avoid undue delays. Because of the complicated nature of the project, we were happy to see Canatal partnering with a well qualified erector. They both acted as part of the Consigli Construction Team and I really appreciated it.’’
Consigli Construction Co., Inc
Working with Canatal was most pleasurable
“Milstein Hall at Cornell is a national award-winning project and it is due in part to Canatal’s quality of material and craftsmanship of . This project features custom steel trusses and two large cantilevers over busy campus roadways.
Canatal reacted positively to any challenges that came their way: One example is the small site with no lay down area. It required the planning of just-in-time oversized steel truss deliveries guided by New York State troopers and they delivered on time. Allowing the project to remain on schedule.
Because of top notch quality shop drawings and the level of details and calculations we reduced time required back and forth for corrections. We were also impressed with their level of safety management which easily matched our safety procedures.”
“Working with the many professionals at Canatal was the most pleasurable aspect of the project.”
Norm Aidun, PMP, LEED AP
Vice President Project Management
Welliver McGuire Inc
Very thorough and professional
“Congratulations on the successful completion of the Freeport Village structural steel in Freeport, Maine.
Canatal’s staff was very professional and thorough during the entire process from engineering fabrication through the erection phases while maintaining the schedule as required Your team support and diligence were the key to the success of the structural steel portion of this project.”
“At Martini, we appreciate your hard work”
Arthur J Duffy
Attention to detail
“The Clarkson University Student Center structural steel project was successfully completed by Canatal. This is due to their attention to detail and schedule as well as the professionalism of both your office and field personnel.
The structural steel project was very challenging and at times stressful with the many angles to the building, pre-cast concrete bleachers, glulam trusses, etc. We appreciated the personal support provided by the project manager when the details needed to be ironed out and when the schedule was difficult for both parties”
“Our team enjoyed working with Canatal”
Pizzagalli Construction Company
Fast-track and Design-build expertise
“The three Armed Forces Reserve Center structural steel projects (2 in VT and one in MA) were getting off of the ground even prior to the completion of the architectural an mechanical design packages. These fast-track federal projects had numerous caveats that our other projects did not. Despite this, Canatal performed.
Canatal’s ability to work with our structural engineer and architectural consultants to design and engineer these structures in such an expeditious manner was without a doubt, the number one key factor in their successful completion.”
“It was a pleasure working with Canatal and its professional and diligent staff.”
Jonathan M. Bradley
J&J Contractors, Inc
Diligence in responding to design changes
Thanks to Canatal for assisting us in the successful completion of the structural steel phase on a complex project and extremely challenging site for the Brown University Life Science Building.
We appreciated your diligence in responding to design changes and incorporating them into the process so as not to delay the project.
It was a pleasure working with a group of people that shared our common goal in providing the best quality product to clients.
Denis R. Beique
Gilbane Building Company
FM Global was our second job with Canatal., I found them to be a first-rate organisation. Canatal’s shop drawing submissions were on time, RFI’s were prompt, clear and in order, change requests were detailed and fair, requisitions were on time and all back-up was provided.
Canatal’s project managers were competent and professional; I would be happy to work them again. On both projects the two erectors selected by Canatal were quite efficient while always keeping safety in mind.
In closing, I recommend Canatal.
Sam Dettore Jr
Senior Project Manager
Columbia Construction Company
A recommendation to developers
“Thanks to Canatal for assisting us in the successful completion of the structural steel on the Atrium Building part of our Centre City project in downtown Paterson, New Jersey.
Every aspect of the project was handled promptly and carefully by your team”.I would not hesitate to recommend Canatal to developers and contractors”
Center City Partners , LLC
Good detailing makes for precise steel fabrication
The net result is that Canatal structural steel products fit extremely well, with practically no mistakes, meaning that the job site requires very little rework.
Canatal makes our job easier by carefully accommodating our erection sequences. Canatal is also prompt in dealing with problems, should any arise. Finally, Canatal has the capacity to deliver on time, always.
Dan Koury Construction Inc
Canatal / Prime Steel Erecting has successfully completed 3 consecutive projects all overlapping each other. Each of these 3 projects had different project managers.
Prime Steel found exceptional cooperation and responsibility from Canatal’s project management to insure a smooth process in deliveries, fabrication and concerns which all transalated to jointly beating the Construction Manager project schedules. In some cases by more than 2 weeks, allowing the Construction Managers to better their schedules to the owner.
Typically, a steel erector doesn’t have direct contact / conversation with the fabricator’s “upper management”, this was not the case.
To sum up, Canatal’s business plan to provide a professional project team has proven quite successful.
Richard J Long
Prime Steel Erecting Inc