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Trimac unveils newly transformed headquarters

Sept. 25, 2023
Consolidated operations space in Calgary, Alberta, Canada—designed in collaboration with architectural firm Kasian—intended to elevate the workplace experience

Collaborating with renowned architectural firm Kasian, Trimac transformed its corporate head office workspace into a dynamic, activity-based environment aligned with its hybrid workplace model for corporate employees. Spanning nearly 15,000 sq. ft., the space is strategically designed to foster innovation, nurture collaborative efforts, and enhance the overall well-being of its corporate administrative staff.

The new office consolidated Trimac’s operations from a former three-floor office unit in the northeastern quarter of the city to a single-floor space downtown. The workspace provides proximity to Calgary’s active downtown core and Trimac’s truckline and National Tank Services branch in the southeast. Located on the corner of 11th Ave. SW and 2nd St. SW, the headquarters’ design and public transit links create an environment that mirrors Trimac’s culture and heritage, while supporting the company's commitment to sustainability and innovation.

“Our new headquarters provides a focal point for our Calgary-based corporate employees to meet, collaborate, and deliver effective transportation solutions,” Marc Gravel, Trimac director of facilities and real estate, said in a news release. “As one of North America’s safest and most innovative transportation companies, we proudly call Calgary our home and look forward to our workforce’s opportunities and growth potential in our new space.”

The new office features banquette and tiered seating, small tables for informal work, and huddle rooms for technology-intensive tasks—each equipped with built-in power and data access points. The resulting design integrates Trimac’s legacy with modern workplace requirements and features the following details:

  • Word wall: Reflecting the sentiments of Trimac’s team members, an engaging word wall graces the office’s front entrance. This narrative is woven throughout the office, underscoring the impact of Trimac’s workforce in shaping its legacy.
  • The truck front plus truck parts wall: Bridging the gap between office-based staff and those on the road, an imposing front-end of a company fleet Freightliner truck painted in iconic Trimac maroon welcomes entrants. Adjacent to the primary collaborative space, Trimac truck parts are integrated into the design, seamlessly merging with the workspace.
  • Frosted vinyl decals: Three distinct frosted vinyl decals wrap around the office space, showcasing the historical evolution of Trimac’s fleet, emphasizing safety commitments and paying tribute to its storied history and the McCaig family legacy.
  • License plate wall: An homage to Trimac’s extensive workforce across North America, an art installation features Canadian and U.S. license plates from the states and provinces in which Trimac operates.
  • Logo wall: An ode to Trimac’s presence in North America, a dedicated wall in the cafe catalogs the constellation of some of the companies, both past and present, that collectively form Trimac today.
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