By Nick Gilbert
Canadian National Railway Company (CN) has announced that it will sponsor the Transcona Centennial Square in honour of the centennial celebrations of Transcona shops in CN and the overall community of Transcona.
As part of the sponsorship, CN will contribute $250,000 for the erection of the Centennial Clock Tower located at the Transcona Centennial Square to recognise the long-term relationship between the railway and the town. The Centennial Square is centrally located in downtown Transcona.
According to Claude Mongeau , the CEO of CN, the relationship between CN and Transcona has been a long-lasting one right from the 20th century. However, employees of CN have built their homes in Transcona and this construction marks that relationship. The park will also create a bright green space that can be used by all. CN has around 500 of its employees at the Transcona Shops Complex. These employees carry out heavy repairs of CN’s locomotives and railcar fleets and are also responsible for the supply of locomotive wheels, freight and traction motors to the entire network.
The company has invested $10 million over the past five years for the improvement of the shops complex by upgrading lighting, ventilation and providing more facilities to its employees. The company operates through various subsidiaries located in America, Canada and Gulf of Mexico.