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Tarpon Celebrates 15 Years

15 years and counting….

Join us for a trip down memory lane; see where Tarpon was started, and how we got to where we are today.

In the beginning: Tarpon was established in April 2003 by a number of leaders in the industry who wanted to create a company that would surpass its competitors in quality, service and integrity. Starting out with 48 employees in 7 locations, the company was at one time almost 2500 employees in 43 branches throughout North America and overseas at a peak time in the market. Today, Tarpon employs approximately 1000 employees in Western Canada where the drive to “Exceed Expectations” through quality, safe service and the highest of integrity remains as important today as it did in 2003.

Global Petroleum Show

Since 1968, GPS has been heralded as one of the largest energy events that brings together global producers, EPC’s, service companies and suppliers. Last year, GPS was host to over 63,000 attendees and 2,000 exhibitors. Join Tarpon in 2015 as we showcase our full service offering and learn how we work with our clients to customize solutions for their oil and gas projects.

Visit us at booth 1090 in the BMO Centre – Hall A

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Bonnyville Oil & Gas Show

Tarpon is once again thrilled to exhibit at the Bonnyville & District Oil & Gas show this June. This year’s focus is on organizations that emphasize safety, the environment and production. Join us at the show to discuss Tarpon’s role within these initiatives.

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Tarpon’s Structures Division Announcement

Effective January 1, 2015, all structures related businesses under PTW Energy Services Ltd. will join forces to form one company known as Warwick Structures Group Ltd. The integration of Tarpon’s Structures division – Tarpon Energy Services (Structures) Ltd., Warwick Industries Ltd. and Kent Steel Ltd. will create one of the largest rigid and self-frame structures groups in North America.

The integration will allow Warwick Structures Group to:

• Leverage its combined size, strength and expertise to a broader client base and geographic marketplace.
• Broaden its industry base, reducing its reliance on the oil and gas sector.
• Combine its resources and expertise in design, engineering and production to develop new products for the marketplace.
• Offer turnkey solutions to its clients.
• Offer a broader range of opportunities for employees as the business expands across North America.

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Tarpon Acquires The Electrician

Tarpon Energy Services Ltd. is pleased to announce it has acquired all outstanding shares of D.E. Guyatt (1990) Company Limited operated as The Electrician of Prince Rupert, British Columbia effective December 17, 2014. This transaction expands Tarpon’s offering on the west coast of British Columbia and will be complementary to Couto Electric and Controls which operates out of Kitimat, British Columbia.

The Electrician, an electrical contractor, was purchased from Richard Wright and Sandy Giordano who will continue to operate the local branch under the name The Electrician. We are pleased to welcome Richard and Sandy as well as The Electrician’s talented and experienced workforce to our organization.

For over 50 years, The Electrician has been providing reliable services for new construction, renovations, alterations, power smart services, fire alarms, data cablings and bucket truck rentals within Prince Rupert and surrounding areas.

“The Electrician is a solid company and fits nicely into Tarpon’s strategy of geographic expansion into new markets,” said Rick Wickland, Tarpon’s president. “The timing of this acquisition is good as British Columbia’s west coast is experiencing increased activity with multiple port expansions to support growing lines of business like forest products, mining and LNG.”

In addition, The Electrician has worked closely with First Nations partners in the area and will continue to strengthen these relationships as part of the Tarpon group of companies.

Tarpon Acquires Assets of Sand Butte Rig Service

Tarpon Energy Services LLC is excited to announce it has acquired all of the assets of Sand Butte Rig Service, Inc. of Riverton, Wyoming effective December 15, 2014.

Sand Butte Rig Service, an oilfield electrical contracting firm, was owned and operated by Darrell Reid. Mr. Reid will continue his employment as part of the Tarpon team in the capacity of branch manager for Riverton. Tarpon is also pleased to welcome Sand Butte Rig Services’ talented and experienced workforce to our organization.

“With the addition of Sand Butte Rig Services’ technicians, we will have greater geographic coverage throughout Wyoming and the ability to provide Tarpon’s full-service offering through this new branch,” said Rick Wickland, Tarpon’s president. “This asset acquisition complements our drilling solutions offering and will allow us to accelerate our U.S. expansion plans.”

Tarpon Awarded Canada’s Safest Employers Award for Second Consecutive Year

A strong safety culture, innovative safety initiatives and impressive safety record, are just some of the reasons why Tarpon Energy Services Ltd. won silver in the oil and gas category of Canada’s Safest Employers Award on October 28, 2014.

“Safety is the cornerstone of our culture at Tarpon,” said Larry Warnock, director, HSE. “Tarpon employees and management continue to work together to achieve our primary goal to ensure everyone arrives home safely at the end of each day. Receiving this award is a great honour and shows our continued commitment to being an employer of choice.”

Canada’s Safest Employers Award is held to recognize employers that have demonstrated a commitment to promoting and maintaining a culture of safety in their organization and in the communities in which they operate. Gold and silver awards are available for 10 categories ranging from health care to the oil and gas industry. As well, there are two additional award categories – wellness and psychological safety.

“Occupational health and safety professionals from all across Canada work tirelessly to promote the safety and well-being of their workforce,” said Amanda Silliker, editor, Canadian Occupational Safety magazine. “Canada’s Safest Employers awards give the opportunity to recognize these hard-working individuals and celebrate the culture of safety they have helped foster in their organizations. From innovative safety programs, employee engagement and training to wellness programs and strong management support, these winning employers are setting an excellent example for others to follow.”

Canada’s Safest Employers awards are presented by Canadian Occupational Safety magazine, a Thomson Reuters business. Launched in 2011, the awards recognize Canadian companies with outstanding accomplishments in promoting the health and safety of their workers.

Tarpon Commits to Making Communities Safer

Commitment to giving back and strengthening the communities in which employees live and work is one of the many reasons why Tarpon Energy Services Ltd. has formed a new partnership with the Missing Children Society of Canada (MCSC). Through participation in MCSC’s CodeSearch program, Tarpon will be helping to reunite missing children with their families. With 1,600 employees across Western Canada and a fleet of 740 trucks on the roadways, Tarpon will serve as a valuable resource in helping MCSC locate missing children.

Codesearch is an app-based rapid response program that engages corporate partners and their employees with law enforcement in the active search for missing children. Tarpon’s employees will be actively involved by downloading the CodeSearch app and signing up to be notified in the event a child goes missing in their area.

“The CodeSearch program allows our employees to play a key role in keeping children and families safe in their communities by being the extra eyes, ears and boots on the ground when a child goes missing,” said John Henry, president & CEO of Tarpon Energy Services. “We are excited to be part of this innovative program that will help bring missing children home safely.”

“We are truly appreciative of Tarpon’s commitment to making Western Canadian cities, towns and rural areas safer,” said Amanda Pick, executive director of the MCSC. “Tarpon wants to engage their employees in a cause that is important to all Canadians. We look forward to working with Tarpon and its employees to make a difference in our communities.”

About Missing Children Society of Canada (MCSC)
Since 1986, MCSC has been reuniting missing children with their searching families through professional investigations, public awareness and family support programs. MCSC is the only non-profit organization in North America that employs an in-house team of former law enforcement to work closely with municipal and federal police agencies nationally and internationally while conducting frontline, hands-on investigative and search activities. For more information, visit