Tarpon Energy Services Ltd. is excited to announce its newly formed partnership with Coast Tsimshian Enterprises. The partnership, CT Tarpon Electrical Services Limited, will pursue electrical, instrumentation, construction and fabrication opportunities in the port, utility, mining and oil and gas sectors in northwestern B.C.
“CT Tarpon Electrical Services is strategically positioned in an area of tremendous potential economic growth. It is also an excellent complement to The Electrician, who was involved in the construction of the original port at Prince Rupert,” said Rick Wickland, president of Tarpon Energy Services Ltd. “We have a long history of participation in the local economy through The Electrician. Through our new partnership with CTE, we can enjoy a good and beneficial relationship well into the future that will continue to support the local economies and the communities of Metlakatla and Lax Kw’alaams.”
“Improving the quality of life for our members is a continually evolving process. Having served our community in varied capacities and sitting on a number of boards for different businesses helps me to be able to recognize quality,” Chief Harold Leighton of Metlakatla said. “I appreciate the opportunity that our partnership with Tarpon Energy Services represents. I look forward to many successful years of moving the bar ever higher in our mutual goals to improve our economic circumstances in a good way.”
“The leadership at Lax Kw’alaams continually stresses how critical it is for our future to continue to leverage employment and business development within our community,” said Mayor Gary Reece of Lax Kw’alaams. “Partnerships with well-recognized organizations like Tarpon Energy Services, who have a proven reputation and a solid local presence, offer beneficial economic opportunities for all of us. We are confident that this new partnership will continue to create long term sustainable benefits for our community members.”
Over the last four years, Tarpon has expanded its commitment to its core values of community and people by developing lasting partnerships with Aboriginal businesses. This is the third formal Aboriginal partnership that Tarpon has entered into. Through this partnership, Tarpon will have the opportunity to participate in sustainable economic ventures that will have lasting benefits for all partnership stakeholders for seven generations and longer.
About Coast Tsimshian Enterprises L.P.
Coast Tsimshian Enterprises is a partnership which is jointly and equally owned by the Metlakatla and Lax Kw’alaams First Nations. Formed in 2011, the partnership works to pursue opportunities that benefit both First Nations. For more information about the Lax Kw’alaams and Metlakatla First Nations, please visit http://laxkwalaams.ca and www.metlakatla.ca.
About Tarpon Energy Services Ltd.
Tarpon Energy Services Ltd. is a privately held company headquartered in Calgary, Alta. Founded in 2003, Tarpon is a leading supplier of electrical and instrumentation services, control systems and integrated modular solutions with operations throughout Western Canada, the United States and overseas. For eight consecutive years, Tarpon has been recognized as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies for having implemented world-class business practices and created value in innovative ways.