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9/14/2020, Edmonton, Alberta / PDF

In response to rapid global expansion, Oaklu Board of Directors is pleased to appoint Maurice D’Aoust as President and CEO.

With over 30 years of experience in construction and 20 years of experience in construction management, Maurice has worked around the globe in the oil, petrochemical, natural gas, and pulp and paper industries. From his beginnings as a gasfitter and steamfitter, to working in quality assurance and field coordination, Maurice understands all aspects of construction. He has overseen multiple major projects in Canada and abroad while at his previous role as a President of Canonbie, a division of Aecon – Canada’s largest publicly traded construction and infrastructure company.

Previously Maurice was on the Board of Directors for Progressive Contractors Association of Canada (PCA).

Maurice demonstrates strong interpersonal and leadership skills, and brings a “can do” attitude to construction regardless of project’s challenges. Maurice believes in creating a safety culture that extends far beyond the workplace and a strong team environment where people work together to achieve greatness.

“I’m very excited about the opportunity to leave a lasting positive mark on the world around us with every project that comes through the doors of Oaklu” said Maurice.

8/23/2020, Edmonton, Alberta / PDF

The Mayor of Camiri in Bolivia, Dr. Carlos Gambarde Guerrera, held a press conference on August 19th and shared with his community the good news about the efforts of the Bolivian Government in selecting Oaklu, based in Canada, for the development of hospitals in the region.

This was welcomed news for a region that has been waiting for the construction of a regional hospital for more than 6 years with no resolution in sight.

An even greater source of excitement was Oaklu’s expertise in providing a rapid solution to the healthcare crisis, bringing technology and resources that abide by the highest international standards, which also includes assisting with the financing of
the project.

“Oaklu and Oaklu Alliance™ members are excited to develop multiple Turnkey Hospital™ facilities quickly and efficiently for the Bolivian Government. Once shovels are in the ground, the first hospital should be complete within just a few months, setting a new standard in affordable and accessible healthcare for the people of Bolivia.” Said Morgan Reynolds, President of Oaklu.

8/21/2020, Edmonton, Alberta / PDF

Mr. Reynolds has accepted an invitation to discuss the construction and financing of Mexico’s most prominent national energy projects with Officials in Mexico City.

“Oaklu’s team is both honoured and excited to take part in these discussions with the Mexican Government. We stand poised and ready to deliver on Mexico’s most important national energy projects with excellence.” Said Morgan Reynolds, President of Oaklu.

8/10/2020, Edmonton, Alberta / PDF

“Beating all expectations in the second quarter with its fast pace of growth, Oaklu is poised to capture a sizable chunk of the $12.6T global construction market.” Said Morgan Reynolds, President of Oaklu.

To help fill the need for additional hospital facilities worldwide, in April 2020, Oaklu, known for it’s large-scale constructio projects, launched the fully-equipped, Turnkey Hospital™ – a category the company originated. The units can be up and running in 90 days or less.

May saw 8 new international hires which included: Carlos Olamendi, Government Liaison (Mexico & Latin America); Michael Couch, Government Liaison (Asia Pacific); Anthony Awasom, Government Liaison (Sub-Saharan Africa); Manuel Flores, Government Liaison (Mexico & Latin America); Ben-David Nir, Government Liaison (Europe & Middle East); and Yanik Either, spokesperson. Oaklu also brought in 2 notable advisors: Allen Kay, Creative Advisor, and Richard Lofgren, Technical Advisor.

June was a historic month. Oaklu signed a JV with leading global corporations with annual revenues of $300B and assets of $2.5T. June also saw the launch of Oaklu’s Turnkey Flat™ – residences ranging from modest to luxury.

July brought about the formation of the Oaklu Alliance™. A group of like-minded companies coming together to provide their unique expertise to construct Turnkey Hospital units. The founding members of the Oaklu Alliance were announced later that month. Morgan Reynolds, Oaklu’s President accepted an invitation to be a Panelist Speaker on “Entrepreneurs Going Global” series premiering this fall.

August’s had a record-breaking announcement, with RFPs exceeding $100B being received in just 30 days. This included RFPs for Turnkey Hospital facilities, Turnkey Flat residences, and large-scale energy projects.

8/3/2020, Edmonton, Alberta / PDF

Oaklu President, Morgan Reynolds reported the company was asked for proposals to build their Turnkey Hospital™ facilities, affordable housing projects ranging from 50,000 – 500,000 units, and energy projects with contracts totaling USD $100B.

Mr. Reynolds said his goal was to build better communities, not to get into the Guinness Book of Records, but he could appear in their pages, nevertheless.

Oaklu is the creator of Turnkey Hospital™ – fully equipped, ready-to-use state-of-the art healthcare facilities that can be up and running in under 90 days.

Oaklu’s large-scale projects are designed, developed, and implemented by members of the Oaklu Alliance™ – a group of established like-minded construction companies who have combined their specialties, ensuring that high quality Oaklu Turnkey Hospital units are constructed in all parts of the world, faster and more economically feasible.

Along with its Alliance members, Oaklu is backed by one of the world’s largest infrastructure development funds with $300B in revenue with assets of $2.5T.

7/27/2020, Edmonton, Alberta / PDF

Morgan Reynolds, President of Oaklu, of Edmonton Alberta Canada today officially announced the founding members of the Oaklu Alliance™.

The Oaklu Alliance is a group of like-minded established companies who have come together combining their specialties to construct Turnkey Hospital™ facilities. Ensuring that high quality Oaklu Turnkey Hospital units are constructed in all parts of the
world, faster and more economically feasible.

“The founding members of the Oaklu Alliance create a powerful base from which to deliver the Turnkey Hospital and other projects globally. Additional members will be announced as the Alliance grows to stay ahead of its current and potential customers.” Said Morgan Reynolds, President of Oaklu.

The founding members are:

  • Shaw Industries, a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway – world’s largest flooring manufacturer. (
  • Teklight – International distributor of truly automatic UVD ultra-violet disinfection robots. (
  • Global Furniture Group – North American leader in office furniture. (
  • Alpha Mead Group – Leading healthcare management services provider in 10+ countries. (
  • Allwest Furnishings – Western Canada industry leader in office furnishings. (
  • Zero Mass Water – Source Hydro Panel infrastructure free drinking water solution. (
  • Renova Energy – Renewable energy infrastructure design, construction, and engineering. (
  • Ante Global Solutions – Provides specialized security services globally. (
  • Old Park Engineering Services – L.P.G. bulk storage and distribution specialists. (
  • The Lombard Group – Affordable housing solutions for the developing world. (
  • Mopec Europe – Anatomy, autopsy, and pathology equipment and supplies. (

7/25/2020, Edmonton, Alberta / PDF

For Immediate Release – Morgan Reynolds, President of Oaklu, of Edmonton Alberta Canada today announced that he has accepted an invitation to be a panelist on the Prairie “Entrepreneurs Going Global” segment of the Canadian Export Challenge, filming in August.

Incredible leaders such as Bruce Croxon TV Co-Host of The Disruptors; Michele Romanow Co-Founder of Clearblanc and Dragon on Dragon’s Den; George Stroumboulopoulos of CBC/Radio Canada; Satish Kanwar the GM/VP of Shopify; Tareq Hadhad CEO of Peace by Chocolate; and a number of others are lined up for Startup Canada’s flagship program launching this fall. “I am honored to be a part of an incredible group of leaders participating in Startup Canada’s Entrepreneurs Going Global program”, Said Morgan Reynolds, President of Oaklu.

About Startup Canada: Startup Canada is Canada’s entrepreneurship organization. They promote and support the success and growth of Canada’s 3.5 million entrepreneurs, with a mandate to foster economic growth, competitiveness, and prosperity through entrepreneurship. Since launching, Startup Canada’s programming has directly supported more than 250,000 entrepreneurs, incubators, research parks, educational institutions, economic development agencies, associations, and government programs. Startup Canada serves entrepreneurs from all background, industries, and stages of development, with a network reflective of Canada’s diverse population.

About Canadian Export Challenge: The Canadian Export Challenge (CxC) is a Startup Canada national program created in partnership with UPS Canada, Export Development Canada, and the Trade Commissioner Service, along with Mastercard and Scotiabank.

CxC connects a pan-Canada cohort of entrepreneurs committed to growing global businesses with a network of partners committed to their success.

Through a network of growth partners, 1-day accelerator events, ongoing support, growth opportunities, and the change to pitch to win, CxC supports entrepreneurs to expand their businesses globally and to own the podium for Canada on the global stage.

7/15/2020, Edmonton, Alberta / PDF

Morgan Reynolds, president of OAKLU Developments of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada has signed an agreement forming a new global enterprise.

The JV’s first major proposal is to build over 80 Turnkey Hospital™ units in western Africa.

“Our Turnkey Hospitals will improve the health and well-being of African citizens and have a positive impact on the future of Africa” stated Erik Kikuchi, CEO of Oaklu.

Oaklu’s African headquarters will be in Accra, Ghana. Working out of this central location will speed construction of Turnkey Hospital units throughout western Africa. Each fully equipped facility will include Turnkey Flat™ residences for staff. This strategic joint venture, will share financial and construction resources.

Oaklu’s comprehensive construction methods ensure quality in every aspect of a Turnkey Hospital. The combined forces will work in concert with local and international partners. We will join China’s One Belt One Road Initiative formed to help transform Africa’s infrastructure.

The partnership is backed by one of the world’s largest infrastructure development funds that generate $300B in revenue with assets of $2.5T.

“We are proud to join our esteemed colleagues in bringing our collective services to improve healthcare for the people of Africa,” stated Morgan Reynolds, president of Oaklu.

7/6/2020, Edmonton, Alberta / PDF

Oaklu, developer of large-scale global projects, announced today that it has officially formed an alliance with the select group of companies in all areas of construction and support facilities. 

Members of the Alliance bring a broad range of resources, a strong distribution network, specialist employees, financial support including USD $2.5 trillion in assets, and the world’s largest project preparation fund for infrastructure and development. 

The Oaklu Alliance provides the means for continued growth for all of its members, including specialized staff, advanced technology and financial support.

 The Alliance brings more capacity, increased technical expertise, and greater access to established markets and distribution channels. With the common goal of scalable growth through the development of new technology and products, they have opened the door to additional categories, and expansion into additional geographic markets. 

“The world’s largest megaprojects have a long-lasting impact on the economy, environment, and society. They are extremely complex and require multi-billion dollar investments.” Said Morgan Reynolds, president of Oaklu. “The Oaklu Alliance has the technical expertise, track record, and funding to bring a broad range of large-scale facilities, in public and private sectors, to all corners of the world.” 

 The Oaklu Alliance is a cohesive team of renowned construction specialists who have joined together to build a better world. Oaklu is a fast-moving, large-scale development corporation and creator of Turnkey Hospital™ – their permanent medical facilities can be quickly and economically constructed in both accessible and remote locations anywhere in the world.

6/30/2020, Edmonton, Alberta / PDF

Morgan Reynolds, President of Oaklu, announced today that he has appointed Allen Kay, creator of “If you see something say something” and many other well-known advertising campaigns, as Creative Advisor. In addition to Rich Lofgren – advisor to Kevin Harrington of the original Shark Tank, as Technical Advisor.

Allen Kay, CEO of The Advertising Company in New York City and Richard Lofgren who works with Allen on special projects have been working with Mr. Reynolds on the branding of Turnkey Hospital – creating a new category in global construction.

The idea was conceived and developed by Mr. Reynolds, and branded “Turnkey Hospital” by Mr.Kay.

The fully-equipped facility can include: A Turnkey Flat™ (staff residence), hospital furniture & state-of-the-art technical equipment, a medical gases production facility, negative air pressure isolation rooms, sewage treatment and off-grid solar plant. As well as infrastructure-free drinking water, all clinical services, complete hospital and facility management, personnel, recruitment, official vehicles, cloud-connected ambulances, medivac helicopters and a mortuary.

The Oaklu Turnkey Hospital sets new standards in providing excellent, accessible healthcare.

“Oaklu is delighted and very proud to have both Allen Kay and Richard Lofgren on board.” said Morgan Reynolds, President of Oaklu.

About Oaklu:
With offices in Toronto, San Francisco, Vancouver and Edmonton, Oaklu is a fast-growing, global, large-scale developer. The firm is known for its well-designed, high-quality residential, commercial and public structures. It is currently developing two largescale projects, “Ember Gold,” a unique collection of architectural icons, and accepting contracts to build self-contained, ready-tomove-in Turnkey Hospital installations in several countries. A new category originated by the company. Oaklu is finalizing plans to build hundreds of Turnkey Hospital units in the US and underserved nations around the world.

About The Advertising Company:
Founded by Allen Kay in January, 2014, The Advertising Company has been positioning and creating effective advertising for large, medium, and small companies ever since. Having worked closely for many years with clients such as Xerox, Virgin Atlantic, Honda, Turner Broadcasting, Comedy central, Wynn Resorts, the MTA, The Port Authority of NY & NJ, and many more, Allen’s Iconic branding has helped make them household names. Microsite:

About Richard Lofgren:
Along with being advisor to Shark Tank’s Kevin Harrington, Mr. Lofgren has extensive experience advising leading companies in the medical equipment and energy sectors. He has worked with global corporations and public organizations including Bechtel, Stone & Webster and the U.S Department of Energy.

6/19/2020, Edmonton, Alberta / PDF

Alberta, Canada – Oaklu, with its innovative 30-90 day permanent Turnkey Hospital™ developments, continues its international expansion with five new international Government Liaisons and a spokesperson. This continues the organization’s coverage, development, and support across North America, Latin America, Asia-Pacific, and Africa.

Carlos Olamendi - Government Liaison, Mexico & Latin America
With international trade expertise and a law degree from Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Carlos’ experience includes negotiating NAFTA with the Government of Mexico; developing immigration policies for President George W. Bush; and being the economic advisor to the former Governor of California, Arnold Schwarzenegger. Carlos will be assisting Oaklu as the main advisor throughout Mexico and Latin America.

Michael Couch, MSc. - Government Liaison, Asia-Pacific
Michael Couch is Oaklu’s lead representative for the Asia-Pacific, developing opportunities across all sectors. A former public servant, Michael was a Senior Trade and Investment Officer with Alberta’s Ministry of Economic Development and Trade. Having spent the last 15 years between Japan and North America, Michael is passionate about Asia-Pacific markets and has a deep understanding of the Japanese language and culture. Michael’s skill set compliments his expertise in business and economic development with over a decade of experience in research, coordination and policy analysis, reviewing complex government regulatory processes, in addition to project management and delivery of complex international initiatives.

Anthony Awasom - Government Liaison, Sub Saharan Africa
Experienced in international business development, marketing management, and connecting businesses to opportunities in Sub Saharan Africa. Anthony is an advocate of economically viable projects for Africa that are renewable, regenerative, responsible, and sustainable. Anthony will be assisting Oaklu in navigating various levels of government throughout Sub Saharan Africa.

Yanik Ethier, CHPC - Spokesperson
Yanik’s work in the film and television industry spans well over a decade. He’s most recently been featured in Sony Pictures’ The Walk, on the CW Network’s hit tv show Arrow and on The History Channel’s Project Blue Book. His unique expertise as an actor, high performance coach, speaker, and brand storyteller helped shape his passion for creativity and psychology. Yanik will be assisting Oaklu as their spokesperson where his talent for writing and public speaking will be of service to a greater cause.

Manuel Flores - Government Liaison, Mexico & Latin America
Manuel is an attorney at law, with a masters degree in legal business and taxes. He graduated from the Universidad Iberoamericana Golfo Centro and he’s been practicing law in Mexico & Latin America since 1997. He is the CEO & Director of B&F Abogados, a legal firm established in 2000 in Puebla, Mexico.

Ben-David Nir - Government Liaison, Europe and Middle-East
Ben-David is an entrepreneur and professional strategic planner who turns visions into results. He graduated from the Canadian Armed Forces’ National Security Programme (NSP) and holds an additional Magna Cum Laude MA in National Security Studies from Haifa University in Israel. Ben-David is an expert in complex operations management with 28 years of leadership, commanding, and management roles in the Israeli Defense Force (IDF). After serving on the front end of the Military he pivoted to the front end of the business sector. He is Founder & CEO at ICaN (Israel-Canada Strategic Networking): A Bilateral Impact Bridge.

“Congratulations on joining the team; on behalf of all of us at Oaklu, welcome aboard!”

4/20/2020, Edmonton, Alberta / PDF

Oaklu today announced the launch of a new range of permanent and temporary hospital solutions available globally, that may also be converted into social housing – supporting post Covid-19 demands.

Whether 80 or 800 room facilities are required, Oaklu’s customized solutions are securely constructed from 12 different, pre-fabricated configurations that can be deployed in 30 to 90 days almost anywhere in the world.

The Reynolds Quick Deploy System is a proprietary logistics management system to ensure high-quality construction in a compressed timeframe. Also, Oaklu has options to leverage global funding sources and private capital entities to provide a global financing solution to local governments.

The result? A superior solution that ensures the highest patient care today, while staying at the forefront of communities’ future demands. “Our teams have done an outstanding job developing a range of superior solutions to meet the immediate global need for hospital beds and Covid-19 treatment facilities. With our passion for construction and humanitarianism we seek to alleviate suffering and save lives.” said Morgan Reynolds, President of Oaklu.

In the coming weeks, Oaklu will start rolling out these quick deploy hospitals in several markets across North America, Europe, Latin America, Middle East, Africa, and around the world. “Today’s announcement further extends the global reach of Oaklu’s brand as we expand into new markets in hopes of making a difference.”

The new range of quick deploy hospitals include all equipment and fit-out for a turn-key solution. The manufacturing of the pre-fabricated units create very little waste during production and promotes sustainable construction practices as well.

Oaklu endeavours to build a better tomorrow.


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