October 18, 2011
Grit moving to North Battleford in a big way
Grit Industries Inc., with its head office in Lloydminster, Alberta is pleased to announce expansion plans into the City of North Battleford Saskatchewan.
Grit has acquired the former Peak Manufacturing plant at 100 Canola Avenue in the Parsons Industrial Park at North Battleford, Saskatchewan. Driven by high levels of customer demand for its products and services, Grit has outgrown capacity in its existing facilities. To meet growing demand, this 91,000 square foot facility is well suited to Grit’s needs and will be utilized for all aspects of Grit manufacturing and product assembly as well as for ongoing research and development efforts.
Grit Industries Inc. sees this opportunity as a key step in the company’s future and views North Battleford as a great place to live, work and play. Grit currently operates a manufacturing facility in the McMillan Industrial Park in North Battleford which will be consolidated with the new facility in the Parsons Industrial Park.
The Grit Industries group of companies currently employs approximately 130 people and a network of distributors across North America. The expansion into North Battleford will allow Grit to grow with customer requirements. It is anticipated that the North Battleford facility will be supported by approximately 75 staff consisting of a complementary group of welders, gas fitters, assemblers, plasma and equipment operators, yard people, safety and quality control specialists, electricians, general labor and management. Grit’s current group of engineers, drafting, purchasers and administrative staff will continue to expand with the business.
Grit Industries will be reaching out to qualified people to join our team in the new facility. Interested individuals may wish to visit the Careers section of our website at www.gritindustries.com.
Grit Industries Inc. was founded in 1985 by President and CEO Wayne King. The company operates several divisions including Cold Weather Technologies, A-Fire Burner Systems, Secondary Containment, Fabrication and Sand Control Systems.
Grit Industries Inc. operates from its head office facility in Lloydminster AB., and additional facilities in North Battleford, SK., Wabasca, AB. and a sales office in Chicago, Illinois. Grit has significant export sales into the USA and is currently engaged in a pilot project in the United Kingdom. Grit specialty fabricated products are shipped and in place in markets all over the world.
February 24, 2010
Grit gets the ball rolling for Thorpe Recovery Centre
As part of Grit Industries Inc. and Grithog Sand Control System?s continued commitment to "bricks and mortar" projects in the community, the two companies have made a $100,000 donation towards the Thorpe Recovery Centre in Lloydminster, Alberta. This donation will help bring the addictions recovery and treatment centre one step closer to completing their $16.25 million project of building a new facility.
This is the first major pledge that Thorpe Recovery Centre has received towards their project, which will see the construction of a new facility near Blackfoot, Alberta. The new 72-bed complex will be state-of-the art and is expected to open in the spring of 2011.
"We look to ourselves as being the little company with the big heart,? said Wayne King, president of Grit Industries Inc. and Grithog Sand Control Systems Ltd. ?What we are trying to do is encourage other small companies to step up too."
He added that Grit is moving their focus away from projects where value is difficult to realize, and more towards ones where the long-term value to the community is clear. Mr. King noted that he believes this is an important project, as the entire community and area deals with addiction issues at work or in the home.
January 19, 2010
Jim Spenrath, CA announced as COO of Grit Industries Inc.
The management of Grit Industries Inc. takes great pleasure in announcing the appointment of Mr. Jim Spenrath, CA to the position of Chief Operating Officer at Grit Industries Inc. This new position has been created as part of Grit's strategic planning as the company moves forward into a new period of growth.
Mr. Spenrath brings to the Grit 25 years experience as a chartered accountant with most of that time serving and working with the oil and gas industry. Most recently, he held the position VP Finance for an oilfield manufacturing company in the Lloydminster area.
The team at Grit Industries Inc. is delighted to welcome Mr. Spenrath, and is confident that his business and operational experience will be of great value as Grit's various product lines continue to mature and expand.
August 12, 2009
Cold Weather heaters ready to roll
Grit Industries Inc. is excited to announce that the Cold Weather Technologies line of natural gas line heaters have been redesigned, and the three core units are ready to roll.
At this time, the line heaters that use the 140,000 BTU, the 385,000 BTU, and the 770,000 BTU boilers have been approved by ASME to the Section 4 Low Pressure Boiler standards. Additionally, we have added a CSD-1 approved control package. Grit is now ramped up and ready to start accepting orders for those line heaters.
With this, the company is fully capable of supplying all of the heaters that they currently have on the books as being quoted out. Further, their multiple-770 boiler designs (1.54 MMBTU, 2.3 MMBT, 3.08 MMBTU, etc.) are also available for ordering. Pricing on the new heaters is being reviewed, and quotes done previous to the redesign will require new pricing.
As further development, our new operator?s manuals are just having the finishing touches put on them, and procedures are being drafted for registration in local jurisdictions. There is new marketing material being produced, and is almost complete. Also, the demonstration trailers are being redone with the new boiler unit to assist in marketing and tradeshow demonstrations. Finally, training courses are being planned for all CWT representatives.
Grit Industries Inc. would like to thank all of their distributors for the incredible patience displayed during what has been a very challenging time for Grit Industries.
Announcing new Canadian distributor for CWT
Grit Industries Inc., a leading designer and manufacturer of natural gas dry line heaters, is pleased to announce the appointment of Tecvalco Ltd. as the distributor for the Cold Weather Technologies (CWT) Natural Gas Dry Line Heater product line throughout Canada. Tecvalco joins a successful group of companies throughout the USA and internationally in distributing the CWT Natural Gas Dry Line Heater products.
"We are excited about the possibility of working with Tecvalco. Their long history of supplying natural gas equipment through their nationwide technical representatives and distribution outlets will well represent CWT dry line heaters to the new and existing customers. We look forward to a long and successful business relationship with this well established, reputable company and are proud to have Tecvalco promoting and distributing the CWT dry line heater products," said Wayne King, president of Grit Industries Inc.
Mr. King noted that a key factor in the decision to work with Tecvalco Ltd. was the need to maintain and improve customer service in the Canadian market. Having a dedicated distributor will ensure that CWT?s customers continue to receive high-quality technical support and trouble-shooting assistance, as well as a marked improvement in local service.
CWT Natural Gas Dry Line Heaters are a revolutionary approach of using low pressure and low temperature steam to more quickly, more economically and with less greenhouse gas emissions to heat natural gas at town border stations or other facilities. Millivolt controls are supplied by power from thermopiles installed by a standing pilot, which means no power or generators need to be installed on location. The low volume of glycol, the system operating under a vacuum, and the familiar off-the shelf safety and fuel supply components lead to simplified use, inspection and repair.
With hundreds of units successfully operating throughout North America, CSA approval on many units, and the heating capacity of 140,000 BTU per hour to 4,600,000 BTU per hour and beyond, CWT Natural Gas Line Heaters are revolutionizing the down stream natural gas industry.
For information about purchasing CWT Natural Gas Dry Line Heaters products in Canada, contact Jason Burke, Tecvalco Ltd. (905) 353-0101 ? Office, (905) 401-6859 ? Cell, e-mail email@example.com, or visit the website at www.tecvalco.com.
Dec. 11, 2008
Generous donation received by Lakeland College from Grit Industries Inc. and Grithog Sand Control Systems Ltd.
Christmas came early for Lakeland College this week as Grit Industries Inc. and Grithog Sand Control Systems Ltd. came through with a significant and sizable gift. With a combined value of $50,000, the donation includes cash and three sheds.
Once matched by funds from the Alberta government?s Access to the Future Renaissance Fund, the donation from the Grit companies pushes the final tally of the college?s capital fundraising campaign for the Bill Kondro Wing passed the $2 million mark.
Glenn Charlesworth, president of Lakeland College, says the success of the capital campaign and growth of the college hinges on the strong and ongoing support of the community and industrial partners. He adds that the donation from Grit demonstrates its commitment to working with the college to develop a well-trained workforce for the future.
"The impact of this donation will be seen for years to come," says Charlesworth. "With the support of Grit Industries Inc., we, as a college are better able to provide educational facilities with the latest in technology and equipment so that students and communities benefit."
In recognition of the donation, the college will use the Grit name for its new physics lab located in the Bill Kondro Wing at the Lloydminster campus. The lab is used by students taking university studies at Lakeland. Two of the sheds will also be used at the Lloydminster campus, while the other will be moved to the Vermilion campus.
To mark the occasion, Grit Industries Inc. and Grithog Sand Control System Ltd.'s officials Wayne King, Claude Sylvestre and Gerald Ford were given a tour of the college?s Lloydminster campus facility yesterday. On hand for the college were Wendy Plandowski, director of development and alumni and Lloydminster campus principal, and Delia Morgan, development coordinator.
Dec. 4, 2008
Grithog Sand Control Systems Ltd. and Grit Industries Inc. mark the season with food bank donation
Following a tradition that the companies started last year, Grit Industries Inc. and Grithog Sand Control Systems Ltd. recently donated $3,000 to the local Salvation Army Food Bank to help out over the busy Christmas season.
This donation was given in lieu of the usual Christmas gratuities that are sent around.
Sept. 12, 2008
2008 Lloydminster Heavy Oil Show was tremendous success for Grit Industries Inc. and Grithog Sand Control Systems Ltd.
The outdoor booth, which was set up to provide visitors an audio tour through the history and technologies of the Grit Group of companies, saw around 600 visitors. A number of major business connections were made during that time.
Meanwhile, the two inside booths saw their usual traffic, with plenty of direct business coming from discussions that took place inside the Exhibition building.
The team is very happy with the results of all their hard work, and can't wait for the next Lloydminster Heavy Oil Show.
Sept. 2, 2008
Grit Industries Inc. donates ManHuts to Saskatchewan Summer Games
Wayne King, president and CEO of Grit Industries Inc., was pleased to announced to the donation of 10 ManHuts to the Saskatchewan Summer Games.
The $10,000 donation allowed the Summer Games athletes, which came from all across the province, a safe and secure place to store their equipment in between events.
Custom metal signs, which were designed and fabricated at Grit Industries Inc., were also donated to the Games, and were taken home as keep-sakes by representatives from each Provincial Division.
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Wayne King, President and CEO of Grit Industries Inc, talks with the press at the new facility in North Battleford.