Redvers – Estevan-based Border Insulators is setting up a new operation in Red Deer, Alta, according to Ryan Saxon, president.
Pipeline Newsspoke to him as he was leaning on an utilidor sample they had on display at the Redvers Oil Showcase on May 31.
“Things are starting to come around a little bit,” Saxon said. “It’s not too bad.”
In recent years they put in a bigger sandblasting setup in the back of their yard.
“With the tank side of things, R&R Tanks, we’re expanding a bit of that.
“With Border, we’re putting Border Insulators in Red Deer, Alberta, now. We’re expanding to Alberta. We were in Drayton Valley for the last couple years, but we’re going to focus on Red Deer. We’re out of Drayton. My brother lives in Red Deer, so he’s going to run it out of there.
Devin Saxon is the one setting up the Red Deer operation this summer.
“Everything’s registered in Alberta. We’ve got to find a shop in Red Deer now. We were renting off an outfit in Drayton Valley, but we’re done there now.”
He said they’ll likely have about a half a dozen people working there.
Red Deer was chosen because Devin lives there and it’s more centralized, Saxon said.
This past winter they were active with their frac heating operation, doing it both on site and at the water source at Rafferty Reservoir.
Asked how things were going at for them at the show, he said, “Today is a little slower. Yesterday was good.”
It’s important to be a part of it so that people know you’re still around and what you offer, he said.