Northern Crane Acquires Scorpion

Northern CraneCanadian crane rental company Northern Crane has changed its name to NC Services Group or NCSG and has agreed the acquisition of S.S. Pevach Ventures which trades as Scorpion Industries.

Edmonton based NCSG will acquire all outstanding shares in the Bonnyville, Alberta company from founders Shawn and Sonia Pevach who set the business up in 2001. Scorpion is a leading supplier of fully operated boom trucks up to 45 tons, and oilfield services in the shale and heavy oil regions of Alberta, such as Bonnyville/Cold Lake, Wabasca and Conklin.

Shawn Pevach will remain with the company as regional director responsible for all operations in the Bonnyville/Cold Lake and Wabasca areas.

NCSG chief executive Ted Redmond said: “We are thrilled to be partnering with Scorpion Industries to help service the fast growing Bonnyville/Cold Lake, Wabasca and Conklin markets. There are numerous SAGD and Heavy Oil sites both under construction and in need of reoccurring maintenance services in this region and Scorpion is a major supplier to those sites with an outstanding reputation for safety and customer service.”

Shawn Pevach added: “We will continue to provide our clients with all our existing services and enhance these with additional equipment from NCSG’s crane and heavy haul operations. Our locally based employees will continue to provide outstanding service to our many loyal customers. With access to the NCSG safety and engineering team and a combined fleet of over 280 cranes/boom trucks, 200 lines of hydraulic platform trailers, 190 conventional trailers and 65 tractors we will be able to meet all of our customers’ project, turnaround, and maintenance crane rental, hauling and other oilfield services needs.”

Northern Crane Services was founded in 1987 and purchased by Northwest Capital Appreciation in 2006. Since that time, it has done six follow-on acquisitions – including A-1, Mullen and Parkland- and grown at a compound annual growth rate of over 30 percent.

Today it claims to be the largest Canadian owned crane and heavy haul company and the 10th largest in North America. It operates from locations in Edmonton, Fort McMurray, Grand Prairie, Wabasca, Bonnyville, Tumbler Ridge, Regina, Terrace/Kitimat, Fort St John in Canada and Soda Springs Idaho, Billings and Sidney in Montana, Williston and Dickinson in North Dakota, and Odessa, Texas covering the western half of North America.

It runs a diverse fleet of over 280 cranes ranging from eight to 1,350 tons along with a specialized heavy haul tractor and trailer fleet servicing the oil sands, traditional oil and gas, mining, infrastructure and the wind industries.

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