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.

In 2013, CEDA and its 26 related businesses came together as one unified company all under the CEDA brand.

Today, CEDA employs more than 1,500 talented and passionate employees located in over 20 sites throughout Canada and the United States. CEDA provides specialty industrial and environmental services to meet the needs of our diverse clients, timeframes and locations.

The Beginning

Bill Mowatt, along with a group of entrepreneurs purchase Magnachem Ltd. and roll it into Chem-Wash Industries.

A New Name

The CEDA name is formed from the registered name Chemical Engineering Development & Research, which is then incorporated as CEDA Research Ltd.

New Formations

CEDA Reactor, Catalyst and REPPSCO are formed.

United States Expansion

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

West Coast Expansion

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

Sealtec Acquisition

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

Comprehensive Services

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

300+ Employees

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

Farewell Bill

Bill Mowatt, founder of CEDA retires.

EnServ Purchase

EnServ purchases CEDA and its subsidiaries

Bolt Tensioning Purchase

Bolt Tensioning Canadian Ltd. is purchased.


CEDA International Corporation is incorporated.

Airpro Purchase

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


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

Borealis Purchase

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

LASSO Acquisition

LASSO Maintenance is acquired.

United Energy Services

CEDA acquires United Energy Services.

SuprTest Systems

CEDA acquires SuprTest Systems.

BFL Energy Purchase

BFL Energy Services Ltd. is purchased.

A Quality Acquisition

CEDA acquires Quality Group of Companies Ltd.

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.

Loomis Acquisition

CEDA acquires Joe Loomis Trucking Ltd.

Tri-Flow Acquisition

CEDA acquires the assets of Tri-Flow Pigging Services Inc.

Breakthrough Acquisition

CEDA acquires Breakthrough Oilfield Services Ltd.

Best Managed

CEDA is a 2019 winner of the Canada’s Best Managed Companies program.

Industrial Cleaning Business Acquisition

CEDA acquires an Industrial Cleaning Business from Gibson Energy Inc.

Best Managed

CEDA is a 2020 winner of Canada’s Best Managed Companies program.

CEDA and Chard Metis Dene Joint Venture

CEDA and Chard Metis Dene Inc. (CMD) launched a new joint venture, CMD CEDA Fluid Solutions.

Best Managed

CEDA is a 2021 winner of Canada’s Best Managed Companies program.

Best Managed

CEDA won its initial Best Managed award in 2019 and has successfully retained its status, becoming a Gold Standard winner in 2022.

Canada’s Safest Employers Awards

CEDA’s Western Pressure & Vacuum team is a 2022 winner of Canada’s Safest Employers Awards for Most innovative Use of Safety Technology.

CEDA's 50th Anniversary

CEDA celebrates 50 years of business excellence.

Best Managed

CEDA was a winner of Canada’s Best Managed Companies program in 2019 and successfully requalified in 2023 to maintain its Gold status.

Best Managed

CEDA named one of Canada's Best Managed Companies for the sixth consecutive year
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CEDA Head Office

CEDA Head Office

Centennial Place East Tower

Suite 600, 520 - 3 Avenue SW

Calgary, AB  T2P 0R3

Contact Info

Contact Us

Canada: 1-403-253-3233
United States: 1-403-342-8866