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ClearSpan Fabric Structures

Whether it’s for lofty dreams of saving the world or simply a way to save money over the long term, embracing environmentally friendly buildings is very much the norm today. And as the world grows evermore...
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White Star Pump Co.

Although White Star Pump Co. is a modestly sized player in the mud pump market, it is not any less of a competitor, Vice President of Sales and Marketing Bruce Suggs says. “We have the finest mud pump...
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Washington Rotating Control Heads Inc.

When thinking about drilling through thousands of feet of earth and rock, the word “flexible” isn’t normally the first that comes to mind. However, flexibility is one of the most important words...
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Wahl Refractory Solutions

Wahl Refractory Solutions is expanding on the positive reputation its products have earned throughout the company’s 90-plus years in business. It is increasing its presence both in the North American...
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Triad Engineering Inc.

As a full-service consulting engineering firm, Triad Engineering does it all, including geotechnical and civil engineering, environmental services, construction testing and monitoring, land surveying and...
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Thermon Canada

Thermon Canada is part of a global organization that is an industry leader in the specialized field of heat-tracing technology. The business was founded in Texas in 1954 and today remains the only international...
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Tesco Corp.

TESCO Corp. is a global leader in the designing, manufacturing and servicing of technology-based solutions for the upstream energy industry. It seeks to change how wells are drilled by delivering safer...
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Tall City Exploration

Oil and gas exploration and production is a complex business, and it can be tempting to rely on tried-and-true methods to get the job done. But Tall City Exploration keeps an open mind and looks at ways...
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Synergy Resources Corp.

There’s one main reason Synergy Resources Corp. has become a rising player in oil and gas exploration and production in the Denver-Julesburg Basin’s Wattenberg Field in just six years. “We have an...
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Sky Eye Measurement

For Sky Eye Measurement's staff, technical knowledge and experience are only half of the customer service equation. In addition to regular product and professional training, the Edmonton-based company's...
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Rich in Renewables

Chile, Brazil and Mexico are countries rich in renewable resources, and are leaders in the Latin American region due to their governments’ position on renewable energy generation with adoption of innovative...
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Turn to the Euro

Europe’s shale gas reserves won’t create an American-style boom, and aren’t enough to make any kind of global dent over the long-term, yet many are calling for the development of Europe’s shale...
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Drilling Down

Inspired by the American energy renaissance, the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region is increasingly exploring the potential to turn its own unconventional reserves into the biggest boom in the...
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Different Worlds

‘Smart Grid,” a term we should all be familiar with by now, is the integration of technology – both new and old – within the industry and society. This integration actually simulates the laws of...
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Mining Concession Pitfalls

Mining companies often operate in less than hospitable parts of the world and face a number of political and other risks, ranging from cancellation of concessions, leases or licenses, and expropriation...
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Coal Gasification

The world’s developing and rapidly industrializing nations are in constant need of new energy sources to fuel their growth. For China and India, this energy source has been primarily coal, which comes...
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The Carbon Conundrum

Carbon-based emissions, such as carbon dioxide (CO2), have drawn massive amounts of negative attention. Many countries, provinces, states and corporations have carbon emission limits in place. There are...
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South America's Oil & Gas Landscape

South America’s role and importance in the global oil and gas puzzle is quickly changing – and the region is once again attracting considerable global attention. Whether the interest lies in the burgeoning...
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Money in the Marcellus

The Marcellus Shale formation in Pennsylvania has opened up a wide variety of nearly limitless opportunities within regions of the commonwealth that have seen no sign of economic activity in decades. Most...
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Frac for Good

As the concept and processes behind hydraulic fracturing become more mainstream, federal, state and municipal lawmakers are adjusting their demands for environmental regulation accordingly. Now that the...
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Special Focus

Some people throw out the mayonnaise jar when they can’t scoop any more out of it. Other people will take a knife and painstakingly scrape the jar’s sides and get enough mayonnaise for at least another sandwich, maybe more. But they need time and different tools to do the job. Read more...
Veresen Inc. closed a deal in February 2012 on a low-risk asset with high-growth potential. The company’s $920 million acquisition of the Hythe/Steeprock Complex, formerly owned by Encana Corp., has ushered it into Canada’s booming Montney Shale Play, the prolific natural gas resources located in British Columbia and Alberta. Read more...
TWD Technologies began its evolution into construction management approximately four years ago as a way to ensure that its engineering designs were executed flawlessly. “I think the top reason is to have more control,” co-founder and Principal Scott Wilson maintains. “The traditional way of doing things is, we do the engineering and then a contractor builds it. Read more...
Rambler Metals and Mining struck gold at its Ming Mine in Baie Verte, Newfoundland in 2004 when it began its exploration campaign searching for base and precious metals.  The Ming Mine is an underground volcanic massive sulfide style copper deposit with anomalously high gold grades, allowing the small company to become a mid-size mine developer in a short period of time. Copper and gold pricing fluctuate with economic trends. Read more...
Colter Energy Services Inc.’s commitment to safety goes beyond inspections and meetings to permeate every aspect of the company and its operations. In fact, that commitment has driven the company since its founding. Read more...
A once-dormant copper-gold-silver development in British Columbia is seeing new life. Vancouver-based Yellowhead Mining Inc. in March 2012 completed a feasibility study on the Harper Creek project, which was initially explored in the late 1960s/early 1970s. Read more...
After nearly a quarter of a century, The Rig Shop Ltd. has stayed successful by maintaining strong values in its approach to work, Head Engineer Fred Jolivet says. “[Our senior managers] are straight-up, honest businessmen,” he says. “I enjoy working for them.” Read more...
For the province of Alberta, 1962 was an important year. The Alberta Conservation Board had approved the Great Canadian Oil Sands Project and the Alberta-California pipeline was completed. Seeing the need for Canadian-made products that were suited to Canadian conditions, Duncan McNeill launched Stream-Flo Industries Ltd. and the Crown Energy product line in 1962. In its first year of operation, Stream-Flo manufactured the first Canadian swing check valve used in the oil industry. The company’s global expertise and industry dominance have continued to grow, making it a leader in the energy market. Read more...
The rise in oil and natural gas prices beginning in the late 1990s encouraged the use of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) to access large areas rich in oil and gas deposits that had been, until then, too expensive to extract. While oil and gas companies focused on opening wells at a rate of 1,800 wells per year just in North Dakota’s Bakken area, others wanted to minimize the environmental effects of fracking. Ridgeline Energy Services Inc. created solutions to recycle and re-use water used for fracking, along with recycling contaminated soil to use on green landfills. Read more...
At Pilot Gold, no decision is based on a hunch – either the science is there, or it’s not. It may sound restricting, but in its essence it’s liberating. By practicing its philosophy – “the Science of Discovery” – Pilot Gold has looked beyond traditional mining regions and opened new areas of exploration. Read more...
Brian Impey started his company in 1985 when he purchased a used 1-ton oilfield maintenance truck. More than 25 years later, the Gazelle’s Group of companies is a multimillion-dollar company with three divisions: Insulation Snakes®, Canline Pipeline Solutions and Gazelle’s Oilfield Service Ltd. Read more...
Subtract the inherent risks present in operating gold companies and add more potential benefits than a gold ETF and you get Franco-Nevada Corp. A gold-focused royalty and stream company, Franco-Nevada’s business model limits exposure to operating and capital cost inflation while allowing to it take advantage of rising commodity prices and new discoveries. Read more...
When people usually think of mine shafts, they tend to picture workers starting at the surface and moving downward to the resources that lie below. But Arkbro Industries has found success by offering mining clients the products that allow them to create mine shafts – “raises” in mining terms – from the bottom up. Read more...
Ventana Gold Corp. barely has entered its fifth year in Colombia’s mining industry, but already President and CEO Stephen Orr believes the company has discovered a project that could position it as Colombia’s leading precious metals producer. Read more...
Sometimes, all that’s necessary for a company to break through and reach the next level of success is a new perspective. That’s exactly what Vancouver-based Zincore Metals gained in 2009 when its new management team took over. Manager of Investor Relations Adam Ho says the company has a new outlook on life, from big-picture optimism all the way down to how it approaches its assets in the field. Read more...
ROCK Construction and Mining Inc. was founded by Peter Walker in 2002 after a career in excavation and mining. The company philosophy is to provide safe, efficient and guaranteed service, always knowing project parameters before a bid and always meeting client expectations. ROCK specializes in drilling and blasting for hydroelectric development, quarry and mine production, road and highway construction, infrastructure foundations and specialty drilling. Read more...

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