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April 2024 | Automation | CurrentA Brewing and Distilling Equipment Expert Continues to InnovateSpecific Mechanical Systems

April 2024 | Automation | Current

A Brewing and Distilling Equipment Expert Continues to Innovate

Specific Mechanical Systems

Specific Mechanical Systems Ltd., a Victoria, British Columbia-based company that designs, manufactures, and installs brewing and distilling equipment, has expanded its automation processes and market reach since it was profiled in November 2022 in Business in Focus magazine. In the face of significant technical challenges, the company has automated its already innovative distillation system.

March 2024 | ResourcesA Green Success Story in the Oil and Gas SectorTotal Operations & Production Services (TOPS)

March 2024 | Resources

A Green Success Story in the Oil and Gas Sector

Total Operations & Production Services (TOPS)

TOPS LLC specializes in advanced, electric-powered compressors that facilitate the gas flow in the oilfield. The company’s environmentally friendly wares have proven hugely popular in the Permian Basin—an oil- and natural gas-rich region stretching from West Texas to southern New Mexico. Since being profiled in April of 2023 in Resource in Focus magazine, the Midland, Texas-based firm has introduced new compressors, hired more staff, and doubled the size of its rental fleet.

March 2024 | Transportation & LogisticsHighway StarsB.S.D. Linehaul

March 2024 | Transportation & Logistics

Highway Stars

B.S.D. Linehaul

Business is booming at B.S.D. Linehaul, Inc., a transport company based in Brampton, Ontario. The company has recently added a slew of new trucks and drivers and is exploring opening a tanker division and a branch in the United States. B.S.D. is also planning to move its headquarters and terminal from Brampton to Milton, Ontario while a second company terminal in Windsor, Ontario will not be affected by this shift. Against this busy backdrop, the team has also been earning transport industry acclaim and high-level certifications.

September 2023A Controversial Project Nears CompletionAt Look at Toronto’s Eglinton Crosstown Light Rapid Transit Line

September 2023

A Controversial Project Nears Completion

At Look at Toronto’s Eglinton Crosstown Light Rapid Transit Line

On August 10 of this year, Phil Verster, CEO of Metrolinx, the regional transportation agency for the Ontario government, made a major announcement about Toronto’s long-delayed, multi-billion dollar Eglinton Crosstown Light Rapid Transit (LRT) system. Metrolinx, which is overseeing the troubled transit project along with another provincial agency, Infrastructure Ontario, could be in a position to announce an opening date in the near future, said Verster.

August 2023The Future Is BlueAlberta Well-Poised for a ‘Blue Hydrogen’ Breakthrough

August 2023

The Future Is Blue

Alberta Well-Poised for a ‘Blue Hydrogen’ Breakthrough

On November 8, 2022, leaders from the federal and Alberta governments appeared at a press conference at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) to sing the praises of hydrogen. A series of funding commitments were announced to support the construction of a $1.6 billion hydrogen production facility near Edmonton. The federal government provided $300 million in funding while Alberta plans to chip in $175 million, most of it from the Alberta Petrochemicals Incentive Program (APIP).

August 2023Providing Power for Over 75 YearsBoundary Electric

August 2023

Providing Power for Over 75 Years

Boundary Electric

Boundary Electric of Grand Forks, British Columbia, has been designing and manufacturing electrical transmission equipment for over seventy-five years. The longevity of this family-run firm is due, in part, to its ability to recognize emerging markets that require huge supplies of electricity. In doing this, the company has become a leader in building electrical infrastructure for cryptocurrency mining and is closely monitoring developments in the nascent hydrogen energy sector.

August 2023 | Natural GasThis Hydraulic Fracturing Pump Fleet Proves its WorthCatalyst Energy Services

August 2023 | Natural Gas

This Hydraulic Fracturing Pump Fleet Proves its Worth

Catalyst Energy Services

When Catalyst Energy Services was profiled in the September 2022 issue of Resource in Focus, the Texas-based company had just released its highly innovative Vortex Prime pumping system. Vortex Prime is designed to reduce costs, emissions, and maintenance during hydraulic fracturing operations to recover natural gas. Now, Catalyst has a case study with data that aptly demonstrates the merits of its cutting-edge pump solution.

2023 | March 2023 | Resource ManagementPromoting Aquaculture with Advocacy and ActionThe Atlantic Canada Fish Farmers Association

2023 | March 2023 | Resource Management

Promoting Aquaculture with Advocacy and Action

The Atlantic Canada Fish Farmers Association

The Atlantic Canada Fish Farmers Association (ACFFA) has been keeping busy with advocacy, public education, and conferences, among other activities, since Resource in Focus last profiled the organization in May of 2022. The ACFFA, which represents Atlantic Canada’s salmon farming sector, has also been enjoying the transition “back to a normal work environment,” now that the worst of COVID is hopefully over, says Executive Director Susan Farquharson.

2023 | February 2023 | Transport, Supply Chain & LogisticsThis Gas and Diesel Downstream Wholesaler Goes Upstream and ElectricHightowers Petroleum Company

2023 | February 2023 | Transport, Supply Chain & Logistics

This Gas and Diesel Downstream Wholesaler Goes Upstream and Electric

Hightowers Petroleum Company

There have been some major developments since Hightowers Petroleum Company (HPC), a prominent gas and diesel wholesaler based in Middletown, Ohio, was profiled in April 2021 in Resource in Focus magazine. This leading, family-owned, African American business has expanded into new markets and has ambitions of becoming a billion-dollar company.


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