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May 03 2017

‘This is a great opportunity,’ Kiewit CEO says of TransCanada’s Keystone XL pipeline

Posted by TransCanada

Like most Nebraskans, there’s a lot Bruce Grewcock loves about his state and the people who live there.

“People are friendly, there’s a good, strong work ethic and people are honest,” said the Chairman and CEO of Kiewit Corporation. “It’s a really warm friendly place to be with good solid people and I think, maybe as corny as it sounds, you can still do business with a handshake.”

From his seat at the helm of the Omaha-based, employee-owned Fortune 300 company, Grewcock says that doing business with people you know is important at Kiewit. And these person-to-person relationships span multiple generations – Kiewit has over a 130-year history and today is recognized as one of the world’s largest and most respected contractors.

Grewcock’s company also works frequently with TransCanada. Kiewit has helped build projects that range from the Coolidge Generating Station in Arizona to the original Keystone Pipeline, which has safely delivered 1.4 billion barrels of oil from Canada to refineries in the U.S. Midwest since it began operation in July 2010.

“The impacts are beyond just the workers that actually build the pipeline and the pumping station, but all the other peripheral benefits for all the services and supplies that are needed to do the construction.” – Bruce Grewcock, Chairman and CEO of Kiewit Corporation

Grewcock is one of many Americans who would like to see the approval of Keystone XL. The pipeline will begin in Hardisty, Alberta, and travel south to Steele City, Nebraska, where it will connect with the same Keystone pipeline that Kiewit helped build more than seven years ago.

“This is a great opportunity for hundreds of craftsmen to earn some really good pay with some good benefits here in the State of Nebraska,” said Grewcock of the Keystone XL pipeline.

“I’m absolutely convinced this pipeline is going to be built to the absolute highest possible standards with modern metallurgy, welding techniques and leak detection, so I’m totally confident this pipeline is going to be a great asset here in the state of Nebraska.”

Thank you to Bruce Grewcock and to all the individuals, companies, and organizations who have been vocal of their support for the KXL project. To read more about the project’s support, visit our support page.