Moms throughout the world are known for telling their children to clean up after themselves and to not get anything messy on the furniture. This is not to say Enviro Shield Products (ESP) Inc. acts as a mother hen to the oil and gas industry, but the company does play an important and similarly preventive role – its complete line of environmentally sound spill containment devices protect the environment from its clients’ machines, while also protecting clients’ machines from the environment.
Strategic Oil & Gas Ltd. is a junior company focused primarily on upstream oil and gas exploration and development, and while that fact on its own might not set the operation apart from others in the market, its unique strategy does. With industry-leading technical capabilities in geology, geophysics, engineering and petrophysics analysis, as well as promising assets, the company made Alberta Venture’s Fast Growth 50 list of 2013.
What began in 1967 as a one-man mining equipment repair shop, Standard Machine has grown into a prominent enterprise that machines and fabricates mechanical power transmission drives, open gearing, baseplates and associated components. The company delivers its products across North America, Asia, South America and Europe. In 1995, Standard Machine acquired Hamilton Gear Engineering.
Still targeting the mining industry, the company has expanded its industry reach into pulp and paper, chemical, steel mills, marine, transportation, military and aerospace applications. Standard Machine also is making headway into the oil and natural gas industries as well as the power generation arena. It manufactures a range of equipment including belt winches, feeder shafts, compactors and crushers, pulleys, flying shear arms and spindle couplings.
The increased use of hydraulic fracturing to increase the production of gas and oil has increased the demand for sand, so plants dedicated to the production and handling of silica sand used for fracking are being built at a rapid rate to meet that demand.
Rapat Corp., with headquarters in Hawley, Minn., and a location in the Philippines, has been a leader in engineered solutions for industrial and agricultural material-handling needs for the past 30 years. Rapat recently started lending its expertise to frac sand distributors, providing customized material-handling solutions while meeting the tight deadlines of its new clientele.