Canadian Business History Association Welcomes Black & McDonald as its Newest Charter Corporate Member

The Canadian Business History Association/l'association canadienne pour l'histoire des affaires (CBHA/ACHA) is pleased to welcome Black & McDonald as its newest Charter Corporate Member.

Black & McDonald is one of Canada’s leading multi-trade construction, facilities management and technical solutions providers. Founded in 1921, the company is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year with more than 5,000 employees in 30 offices across North America.  The family-owned and operated company, with annual sales of approximately C$ 1.5 billion, attributes it success to building strong and collaborative customer relationships, and adhering to the highest standards of quality and safety.  

“We are very excited to be joining the CBHA/ACHA and participating in its mission to preserve and present Canadian business history” stated Ian McDonald, Co-President & CEO. “As a company that is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2021, we are particularly keen to share our knowledge and experience with Canadians on what makes companies enduring and successful over the long term.” 

“We are thrilled to have Black & McDonald as a Charter Corporate Member” stated Joe Martin, President of the CBHA/ACHA.  “Our membership of archivists, academics, business leaders, students and the general public will benefit greatly from the company’s example of a long history of operations and success.”

The Canadian Business History Association - l'association canadienne pour l'histoire des affaires (CBHA/ACHA) is dedicated to the pursuit of Canadian business history and its role both domestically and in world business history.  Its specific aims include encouraging more studies of enterprise by Canadians and in Canada, helping build and maintain well-structured and open business archives, providing those who study business history a forum for discussing their research with those who practice business, encouraging research projects on relevant subjects and providing funding for such research, and in general encouraging the study of business history in Canada.  Membership in the association is open to individuals, firms, and groups. 

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