Canadian Energy Co. Plans 100 New Jobs in Duluth

The new jobs in downtown Duluth will be professional positions, including engineers and safety specialists.

Calgary, Alberta-based Enbridge, Inc., plans to expand its operations in Duluth and will add about 100 new jobs in the city, according to a report in the Duluth News Tribune.

The petroleum pipeline company reportedly already has more than 550 employees and contractors working in Duluth and Superior, Wisconsin.

According to the Duluth News Tribune, the company signed a lease, effective July 1, for an additional 41,000-square-foot space in the city’s downtown area that will house the new positions and accommodate an increasing number of projects. The space is owned by Duluth-based real estate company A&L Properties, the newspaper reported.

All of the new jobs will reportedly be professional positions, including safety specialists and civil, electrical, and environmental engineers.

According to the Duluth News Tribune, Enbridge’s new lease will lower the downtown area’s office vacancy rate from its current 16 percent to 14 percent.

“It would have a great impact on the market,” Steve LaFlamme, president of Duluth-based Oneida Realty Company, told the newspaper. “The beauty of that is it comes from outside the market. It’s a nice new addition to downtown.”