Sodexo Canada, Canada, and Mikisew Group of Cos., Canada, signed a new joint venture agreement called the Mikisew Sodexo Limited Partnership (MSLP) to give both companies more visibility in the community.

Sodexo Canada and Mikisew have been business partners since November 2011, and operated under the Birch River Site Services brand.

With 200 employees, MSLP will deliver a range of services, including foodservice.

“Sodexo has been a remarkable partner for the Mikisew Group of Cos. over the past 8 years, and we’re excited to form our newly incorporated limited partnership,” says Edward Courtoreille, chief executive officer, Mikisew. “This newly formed entity confirms our commitment and intent to working with Sodexo in the region for the distant future.”

“By creating this joint venture, we’re strengthening our shared vision to advance the work we do to support communities in this vital region of Alberta,” says Ivor MacGregor, senior vice president, Sodexo Canada. “We value the local expertise, skills and commitment the Mikisew Group of Cos. brings to our partnership, and look forward to continued prosperity and growth.”