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 2,000 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.
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.
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.
CEDA Reactor acquires Sealtec with operations in Sarnia and Stoney Creek, Ontario as well as Edmonton and Fort McMurray, Alberta.
CEDA has service centres throughout Canada and Northern United States, offering oilfield chemicals, catalyst handling, dredging and industrial plant services.
CEDA is conducting business in five provinces and three states with over 300 employees.
Bill Mowatt, founder of CEDA retires.
EnServ purchases CEDA and its subsidiaries
Bolt Tensioning Purchase
Bolt Tensioning Canadian Ltd. is purchased.
CEDA International Corporation is incorporated.
Airpro, a field machining company in central Alberta is purchased.
CASCA Electric and CASCA Tech are amalgamated under the CEDA umbrella.
Borealis Investment Inc., a division of OMERS purchases CEDA from Precision Drilling.
LASSO Maintenance is acquired.
United Energy Services
CEDA acquires United Energy Services.
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.
CEDA acquires Joe Loomis Trucking Ltd.
CEDA acquires the assets of Tri-Flow Pigging Services Inc.
CEDA acquires Breakthrough Oilfield Services Ltd.
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.
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.
CEDA is a 2021 winner of Canada’s Best Managed Companies program.
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.