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We are proud of who we are, where we have been and where we are going.

We began when 16 entrepreneurs purchased the Canadian industrial cleaning and oilfield stimulation operations from Magnachem Ltd., its American parent company in 1973.

A few years later, in 1976, Bill Mowatt (founder of CEDA) and his partners made an imperative decision to introduce dealers into the organization. This allowed employees to operate their own businesses under the CEDA umbrella. By introducing the prospect of ownership, CEDA expanded its reach and began conducting business in five provinces and three states.

Today, CEDA employs more than 2,000 talented and passionate employees located in over 22 sites throughout Canada and the United States. CEDA provides innovative industrial solutions to meet the needs of our diverse clients, timeframes and locations.

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The Beginning

The Beginning

Bill Mowatt, along with a group of entrepreneurs purchase Chem-Wash Industries.

1973
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A New Name

A New Name

Chem-Wash Industries changes its name to CEDA (Canadian Engineering Development Association).

1976
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New Formations

CEDA Reactor, Catalyst and REPPSCO are formed.

1980
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United States Expansion

United States Expansion

CEDA is incorporated and begins operating in the United States with headquarters located in Mandan, North Dakota.

1981
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West Coast Expansion

West Coast Expansion

CEDA expands to the West Coast and begins marketing services to pulp mills and mines in Western British Columbia.

1982
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Sealtec Acquisition

CEDA Reactor acquires Sealtec with operations in Sarnia and Stoney Creek, Ontario as well as Edmonton and Fort McMurray, Alberta.

1983
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Comprehensive Services

Comprehensive Services

CEDA has service centres throughout Canada and Northern United States, offering oilfield chemicals, catalyst handling, dredging and industrial plant services.

1985
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300+ Employees

300+ Employees

CEDA is conducting business in five provinces and three states with over 300 employees.

1988
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Farewell Bill

Farewell Bill

Bill Mowatt, founder of CEDA retires.

Oct 1989
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EnServ Purchase

EnServ Purchase

EnServ purchases CEDA and its subsidiaries.

Dec 1993
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Bolt Tensioning Purchase

Bolt Tensioning Purchase

Bolt Tensioning Canadian Ltd. is purchased.

Dec 1994
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Incorporation

Incorporation

CEDA International Corporation is incorporated.

May 1996
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AirPro Purchase

Airpro Purchase

Airpro, a field machining company in central Alberta is purchased.

Jan 1998
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CASCA

CASCA

CASCA Electric and CASCA Tech are amalgamated under the CEDA umbrella.

Jul 31, 2005
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Borealis Purchase

Borealis Purchase

Borealis Investment Inc., a division of OMERS purchases CEDA from Precision Drilling.

Sep 1, 2005
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LASSO Acquisition

LASSO Acquisition

LASSO Maintenance is acquired.

Aug 31, 2006
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United Energy Services

United Energy Services

CEDA acquires United Energy Services

Oct 1, 2009
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SuprTest Systems

SuprTest Systems

CEDA acquires SuprTest Systems

Feb 24, 2010
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BFL Energy Purchase

BFL Energy Purchase

BFL Energy Services Ltd. is purchased.

Aug 8, 2012
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A Quality Acquisition

A Quality Acquisition

CEDA acquires Quality Group of Companies Ltd.

Jul 11, 2013
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A Unified Leader

A Unified Leader

CEDA and its 26 related companies come together as one unified organization to better serve customers as a leading provider of industrial services in Canada.

2013
info [at] cedagroup [dot] com
Canada: 1-403-253-3233
United States: 1-346-227-1400
CEDA Head Office
Suite 625, 11012 Macleod Trail SE
Calgary, AB T2J 6A5