Edmonton, Alberta, Canada-based NC Services Group, better known to the market as Northern Crane, has entered into a binding agreement to acquire all of the shares of S.S. Pevach Ventures, doing business as Scorpion Industries. Scorpion was founded by Shawn and Sonia Pevach, and has grown into a leading supplier of fully operated and maintained boom truck and oilfield services in the fast-growing steam-assisted gravity drainage and heavy oil regions of Alberta, primarily Bonnyville/Cold Lake, Wabasca and Conklin.
“We are thrilled to be partnering with Scorpion Industries to help service the fast-growing Bonnyville/Cold Lake, Wabasca and Conklin markets,” said Ted Redmond, president and CEO of NCSG. “There are numerous SAGD and heavy oil sites both under construction and in need of reoccurring maintenance services in this region and Scorpion is a major supplier to those sites with an outstanding reputation for safety and customer service.”
Shawn Pevach will remain with the company as regional director responsible for all operations in the Bonnyville/Cold Lake and Wabasca areas. “We will continue to provide our clients with all our existing services and enhance these services with additional equipment from NCSG’s crane and heavy haul operations,” Pevach said. “Our locally based employees will continue to provide outstanding service to our many loyal customers. With access to the NCSG safety and engineering team and a combined fleet of over 280 cranes/boom trucks, 200 lines of hydraulic platform trailers, 190 conventional trailers and 65 tractors we will be able to meet all of our customers’ project, turnaround, and maintenance crane rental, hauling and other oilfield services needs.”
NCSG was founded in 1987 and purchased in 1987 by the current investor group of NSCG. According to the company, it has since grown at a compound annual growth rate of more than 30 percent, and is the largest Canadian-owned crane and heavy haul company and the 10th largest crane and heavy haul company in North America. NCSG has more than 280 cranes and picker trucks in its fleet and has branches in Edmonton, Terrace/Kitimat, Fort St. John, Fort McMurray, Grand Prairie, Wabasca, Bonnyville, Tumbler Ridge and Regina, Canada, as well as Soda Springs, Billings and Sidney, Mont.; Williston, N.D.; Dickinson, N.D.; and Odessa, Texas.