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Since 2001, 3G Energy Corp. has facilitated in the design, development and construction of more than 150 megawatts of renewable energy projects across Canada — enough clean, green energy to power more than 70,000 homes. The Ottawa...

Academy Petroleum Industries (API) has been in business since 1985. Established by Duane Nelson and Garry Brown, the business serves oil companies throughout Canada and beyond. API is headquartered in Edmonton, Alberta, and...

Nearly 50 percent of the average home and commercial building’s energy bill is spent on heating, air conditioning and ventilation, yet duct leakage in residential homes costs consumers $25 billion each year and even more for commercial building owners and operators. That money is literally...

If you’ve ever spent any time on a farm, you know how smelly they can be. In fact, the two most common complaints by people who live near farms are the odor, and issues related to surface water pollution. Farmers who spend their nights dreaming of a process that can clean the air, water and soil...

It’s been a wild ride for Energold Drilling Corp. (Energold), as the company grew from just six drilling rigs in 2006 to a staff of roughly 2,500 in 22 countries operating a rig fleet 230 strong. Energold is one of the largest drilling service providers in the world for the minerals and energy...

Fossil fuels, which include natural gas, propane and oil, are used to produce roughly 85 percent of all of the energy we consume. However, they are non-renewable resources that produce 21.3 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide a year. Nearly half of that cannot be absorbed by nature. Carbon dioxide...

Walter Kostycz and his wife Kathy founded Heritage Electric Ltd. (Heritage) in 1978. In 1995 Jack Marinic joined the company’s ownership circle after working his way through the ranks after starting with the company as an apprentice. The team of three has blossomed into a team of 12 electrical...

Hetek Solutions Inc. has been in business since 1956, starting out as Heath Consultants Ltd., a subsidiary to the Heath Group of Companies. The business was originally established to serve the expanding natural gas industry, providing direct support in regards to the system safety and loss...

Petrowest Corporation (Petrowest) was founded in 2006 to bring together a network of nine established energy and infrastructure service companies that formed Petrowest Energy Services Trust. In July 2011, the company officially transitioned into a publicly listed corporation on the Toronto Stock...

Environmentalists worldwide dream of when consumers will achieve energy independence, running clean, cost-efficient systems. One company operating out of Woodstock, Ontario, is actively working towards achieving that dream. Proterra Solar, founded by Nik Van Haeren in 2008, is committed to being...

Bill Baker, owner of Quick-Way Electrical (1999) Ltd., isn’t just proud that his company is the largest electrical firm in Medicine Hat, Alberta; he’s proud because his firm is the best electrical firm in the region.
 
“We’re the biggest electrical firm in our...

Rack Petroleum Ltd. (Rack) offers a one-stop shop for all of a farmer’s needs; Rack has the bases covered, including control, plant nutrition, fertilizer and fuel. The Saskatchewan-based independent retailer not only provides a wide range of products and services, but also assists farmers...

Red River Industries Inc. (RRII) is a Sundre, Alberta-based company that specializes in oilfield construction. Among the services provided by RRII are pipeline and facility construction complete with field and shop fabrication of  components such as ASME Division 1 Section 8 pressure vessels and...

Steve Forberg has been in the energy equipment industry since age 15. “I got into wellheads as a summer job,” he explains. His father worked in the “Christmas Tree” business, assembling series of valves for wellheads (nicknamed Christmas Trees due to an unusual shape, reminiscent of decorated...

Mario and Guido Rollo established Roma Fuels Ltd. (Roma) in 1968, and they continue to run the business today. Roma is a Toronto-based, family-owned and -operated fuel distribution company. Sergio, Mario’s son and operations manager for Roma, is proud to contribute to the family business.

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Toronto-based Solar Provider Group (SPG) Canada, an affiliate of the global Solar Provider Group with operations across the U.S., U.K., Germany and Canada, is delivering turnkey commercial, industrial and large-scale solar...

Ninety years ago, a group of farmers in the Steinbach, Landmark and Blumenort districts of Manitoba, Canada, banded together to purchase a railway car of distillate. Whenever there was extra fuel, instead of hoarding it, the farmers sold it to neighbors for the same discounted price.

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In 1950 H.D. Haywood and three partners founded Western Oil Services Ltd. (WOS). For more than 60 years, the business has grown, providing increasingly diversified services to a wide range of clients across Canada. WOS provides products, installation and services for fuel dispensing and handling...

Well-versed in financial analytics from his former career in Canadian banking, Robin Bateman knew that yesterday’s business model didn’t ensure a productive tomorrow and that one must anticipate trends.

That he did in 2004 as the new owner of ...