Basin Security Expands into Alberta

September 3, 2012 in News
Explorer: Fall 2012

This summer, Athabasca Basin Security opened the doors of a new regional office in Fort McMurray, Alberta. The new office, headed by Regional Manager Steve Murray–Ford, will be responsible for the company’s operations in Fort McMurray, and throughout Alberta.

Fort McMurray is located near the Athabasca Oil Sands and is considered to be one of Canada’s major hubs of oil production, as well as natural gas and oil pipelines.

“We were excited to have the opportunity to expand our operations into Alberta last year,” says Ron Hyggen, CEO of Athabasca Basin Security. “There is so much potential for us in the oil and gas industry in Fort McMurray and throughout Alberta. Opening a new regional office was a logical move that puts us in a good position to develop partnerships in the area and continue our expansion.”

The current Saskatoon location will remain open, and will continue to serve as the head office for the company’s operations.

Athabasca Basin Security has experienced rapid growth in the past two years. “We’ve increased our permanent staff by 24% and increased revenues by 34% in the past year,” says Hyggen. “We’ve accomplished this by providing a top–notch service, and with our commitment to providing meaningful employment opportunities for local people. As a result, our operations have successfully expanded from northern Saskatchewan into southern Saskatchewan, and now to Alberta as well. It’s truly an exciting time for our company.”