Another long time Alberta company is closing its doors, citing the Rachel Notley government's policies as the reason why.
Keystone Excavating has been in operation for 35 years. It has locations in Edmonton and Calgary and employs 150 people. Or it did.
All those staff are being laid off and Keystone Excavating is closing up shop. The owners are laying the blame at the feet of the NDP and Rachel Notley on the way out the door.
In a statement the company said:
“The macro business environment has everything to do with gratuitous government policy, increasing cost of doing business in Alberta, and lack of consumer and investor confidence”
Keystone’s 150 employees will be laid off at the end of March, joining 11,000 other unemployed construction workers in Alberta this year.
Keystone Excavating survived the National Energy Program in the 1980’s that devastated the Alberta economy. Keystone survived the global economic crash of 2007-2008.