Donald Rigging Ltd. was established in 1997 to service the oil and gas, health and power industries in Alberta. Our well trained employees, high safety standards and state-of-the-art equipment allow us to provide a fresh and innovative approach when supplying rigging, jack and slide and heavy lift operations to our clients.
Donald Rigging Ltd. has had a great year in 2014 so far, and here's a quick snapshot of what's been happening:
Since the end of 2011, we have experienced tremendous growth as we have increased the number of employees from 15 to 50, as of November 2012. To date, as of May 2015, we have just over 100 employees. The reason for this growth is due to a contract we were awarded with Cenovus Energy in early 2012, which required us to handle all of their onsite rigging needs at their Foster Creek SAGD facility. Since most of our new employees work at the Cenovus site, we have instituted an internal specialized rigging course which helps to ensure that our employees are equipped with the best information possible so they can do their job safely, as that is always the first priority.
In 2011 we purchased 3 acres of land in the new Shepard Industrial Park on the east side of Calgary, and on this land we built a new 12,000 sq ft. shop and office facility, and as of 2014 we have expanded again. We have purchased the 2 bays next to us and have began developing the upper floor for more office space. We moved into this facility in March 2012 and are very happy with the results as we find it has been able to properly meet all of our growing needs.
Donald Rigging continues to service our customers with 2 Jack & Roll crews, as this really is the meat and potatoes of our operations. We recently expanded our sliding system by an extra 100' and are currently rigging up a 5th picker truck in order to accommodate future growth on the Jack & Roll side of our business.
On the transportation side, we have remained steady throughout 2012 with our 60 ton lift truck (Brutus) being put to the test on numerous occasions handling loads of just a couple thousand pounds and all the way up to over 80,000 lbs.
On the customer side of things, we have increased our customer portfolio quite a bit in 2012, but we have also concentrated on making sure we maintain the great relationships we have with our current client base.
Finally, we at Donald Rigging would like to pass along our gratitude to all of our customers, suppliers & employees for all of your support over the past year. We have had some challenges and have grown in ways we never thought possible. We couldn't have successfully done it without your commitment and support, so for that we would like to say "Thank You" and we look forward to continuing and maintaining these great relationships for many years to come.
The Donald Rigging Team
This was sent to Jeff via email.....
We received a letter from the President of AOC expressing his appreciation for the entire transport effort, the quick responses to any and all changes. He was very happy with the fact that we moved all without hitches and without delays on either end, regardless what engineering, manufacturing and site threw at us.
I appreciate all that Donald Rigging and their people did for us and look forward to the next project we can work together on.