Summit ESP makes first international location Leduc

For its first international expansion, the United States-based Summit ESP recently set up shop in Leduc.

BIG TRUCK - Leduc deputy mayor Beverly Beckett and Larry Normandeau

For its first international expansion, the United States-based Summit ESP recently set up shop in Leduc.

Summit ESP deals in electric submersible pumping systems and vice president John Hedges says Leduc is a prime location, as it acts as a central hub for the western Canadian basin. “We service clients in an 18-hour radius, one way from here.”

“This is where the industry has many types of these businesses,” company CEO and president John Kenner added. “If you’re going to be in business here the talented people are here.”

Summit ESP is also setting up a shop in Calgary.

Hedges says the company employs approximately 500 people across the United States and over the next three years will add 80 to 100 jobs for the Leduc area. “It’s part of our corporate strategy to give back to the communities we’re in.”

“Our goal as a company is to do a great job and also be a great place to work,” Kenner.

Despite the slump in Alberta’s economy Kenner says he and Hedges have faith that it will be making a comeback some time in 2016. Being a privately owned company, Kenner says Summit ESP was looking at the long-term picture when it made the decision to come to Canada. “We didn’t stop our investments, we continued down our path.”

Revenue-wise, Summit ESP is now the number two company in North America in its industry.

Now that the company has expanded internationally into Canada, Kenner says he and Hedges are getting first-hand experience with the challenges that come with such a venture, including multicurrency and different units of measurement. Kenner believes this move will help the company with its future projects. “The nice thing is once we’re established here we can go other places, like Columbia.”

 

Just Posted

Motorcyclist seriously injured after hit on one-way road in Nisku

Leduc RCMP respond to vehicle versus motorcycle with serious injuries

OPINION: Jason Kenney won by portraying himself as the Guardian of Alberta

How did Kenney do it? He never considered himself an opposition leader and didn’t pretend to be one.

EALT enhanced critical habitat on our lands by planting 263,000 native trees

Celebrating a Decade of Conserving Nature for our Communities

Chocolate chip cookies with a twist

Frozen cheesecake recipe quick and simple

Unsightly premises fees added to County of Wetaskiwin tax bill

Property owner cannot be located, so contractor cleaned yard

Homeless activists outside Notre Dame demand ‘a roof too’

Wealthy people have donated millions to effort to rebuild cathedral after devastating fire

Singh says childhood abuse steeled him for scrutiny and stress of politics

He recounts the assaults for the first time in his book Love & Courage

Despite five extra weeks’ parental leave in Canada, dads still face stigma: survey

One reason people said dads don’t need leave is because they can just bond with their kids at weekend

Calgary’s public school board responds to Syrian child’s suicide after bullying

Amal Alshteiwi, a newcomer to Canada from Syria, took her own life several weeks ago

Child, 11, accidentally shot in the chest at Alberta religious colony

Child taken from Hutterite colony to nearby hospital

Woman in critical condition after motorcycle crash on Edmonton highway

Police say both women were thrown from the bike, and the van continued forward, hitting a Nissan Altima

Ceremonies, vigils planned in Toronto to honour victims of deadly van attack

Many of those who helped that day — first responders and Good Samaritans alike — still affected

New study suggests oilsands greenhouse gas emissions underestimated

New study is the first to use actual field measurements taken from aerial overflights, or top-down measurements

Shoppers Drug Mart launches second online medical pot portal in Alberta

As in Ontario, the Alberta platform touts ‘expert advice and counsel from trusted health-care professionals’

Most Read