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Steel River Group was founded on the desire to help Indigenous individuals, communities, and groups uncover the opportunities that exist when industry and Indigenous communities work together. We are committed to developing lasting relationships, so we invest in building communities forming alliances, and are proud to support our partners across Canada.

 

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February 26, 2019

 

STEEL RIVER GROUP ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH FIRE & FLOOD EMERGENCY SERVICES

 

Calgary, Alberta, Release: (February 26, 2019) – STEEL RIVER GROUP, a privately held Indigenous owned and operated business that offers a diverse range of operational construction and management support services is pleased to announce its partnership with Fire & Flood Emergency Services.

 

Fire & Flood Emergency Services is a hazard reduction company assisting public and private agencies globally. Their unique and industry leading water delivery system offer customers the quickest deployment and demobilization of equipment over any terrain.

Fire & Flood are the first to bring this unique patent pending “mass-water” deployment technology using specialized pumps, hoses and manifold.

 

Steel River Group has obtained exclusive distributor and dealer rights throughout Canada.

 

The new expansion strengthens the service offering of Steel River Group of companies while aligning with our mission to connect industry and Indigenous communities in discovering greater opportunities together, through a venture that protects the land and its people.

 

For more information please contact Kelsy Kading @ 403-930-0387 or visit our website at www.steelrivergroup.com/fire-flood.

February 20, 2019

 

INDIGENOUS OWNED COMPANY WINS MAJOR PIPELINE CONSTRUCTION CONTRACT

 

CALGARY, Alberta, Feb. 20, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Steel River Group Inc. (“SRG” or the “Company”) announced today that its subsidiary, Steel River Solutions (“SRS”), was named as the Prime Contractor for “Spread B”, a 65 km section of Tidewater Midstream and Infrastructure’s (“TSE: TWM”) (“Tidewater”) 120 km Pioneer Natural Gas Pipeline Project. The project kicked off in December and is expected to employ up to 300 people at its peak, which is scheduled to continue through the first quarter of 2019.

The 20-inch diameter pipeline construction project was awarded through a competitive bidding process, where SRS demonstrated its technical capabilities and aptitudes in all areas of project execution. Steel River Group also credits its unique Indigenous inclusion ecosystem model as an important factor that led to the success of the bid.

“SRG uses its expertise in construction as a vessel to empower indigenous communities and individuals,” said indigenous entrepreneur Trent Fequet, Steel River Group’s Founder & CEO. “The goal of our approach is to build capacity and strengthen competency within Indigenous alliances and communities. The success of our bid shows that our model works.”

SRG’s ecosystem model is premised around creating alignment between three critical groups – Steel River companies; Indigenous communities; and alliance partners. The Company brings these entities together over a shared vision and common goals, and facilitates agreements, partnerships and new subsidiary companies to build capacity and strengthen competency. As a management entity, SRG provides corporate governance, structure, and supports to its own group of companies.

“Steel River Group is an Indigenous owned and operated company that has gained the support of progressive Nations and the patronage of a forward-thinking midstream producer,” added Fequet. “We are encouraged by the success of this recent contract award and believe that our relationship-based Indigenous inclusion ecosystem model will lead to securing more opportunities into the future.”

About Steel River Group

Steel River Group is a privately held and Indigenous owned and operated company that was born out of a deep belief that there has never been a better time to reimagine how an Indigenous business defines, creates and captures value for our people and alliance partners. Our operating approach is centred around our Indigenous inclusion ecosystem model, which aims to bring Steel River companies, Indigenous communities and alliance partners together over a shared vision to create opportunities that build long-term capacity and competency.

As a management entity, Steel River Group supports it subsidiary companies that specialize in general contracting, construction management, water management and equipment leasing and operating.

For more information about Steel River Group, visit www.steelrivergroup.com

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January 17, 2019

 

STEEL RIVER GROUP ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH HORSE LAKE FIRST NATION

 

Calgary, Alberta, Release: (January 17, 2019) – STEEL RIVER GROUP, a privately held Indigenous owned and operated business that offers management and operational support services is proud to announce its partnership with Horse Lake First Nations (HLFN) and HLFN Oilfield Construction Corporation (HOCC).

 

As Horse Lake First Nations strategic partner, Steel River will work to strengthen and advance mutually benefiting economic interests through respectful and transparent engagement, while delivering increased capacity through our ecosystem model.

 

Working closely with HLFNs’ Chief and Council, Steel River Group will support HOCC’s day to day operations while expanding the scope of services through its subsidiaries.

 

As a direct expression of Horse Lake First Nations’ established relationship with Steel River, Horse Lake also supports and encourages Steel River’s business development opportunities within Treaty 8.

 

This progressive relationship exemplifies the alignment Steel River Group brings through connecting industry, Indigenous people, businesses and communities together. For more information please contact Kelsy Kading, Executive Vice President @ 403-930-0387 or visit our website at www.steelrivergroup.com.

January 14, 2019

 

STEEL RIVER GROUP ANNOUNCES NEW OFFICE LOCATIONS TO ACCOMMODATE CONTINUED GROWTH & ENHANCE CLIENT SERVICES

 

Calgary, Alberta, Release: (January 14, 2019) – STEEL RIVER GROUP, a privately held Indigenous owned and operated business that offers a diverse range of operational construction and management support services is pleased to announce its new Calgary Corporate Office and Edmonton Operational Office to accommodate continued business growth.

 

The new locations provide more than triple the square footage of its previous locations, offer state-of-the-art workspaces and improved project planning & execution areas.  The central locations are also ideal for our alliance and Indigenous partners and support Steel River Group’s growth strategy.

 

The new office addresses for Steel River Group and Steel River Solutions, respectively are:

 

Calgary Corporate Office (Steel River Group Headquarters)

Suite 2450-330 5thAvenue SW

Calgary, Alberta T2P 0L4.

 

Edmonton Operational Office (Steel River Solutions)

Suite 279-2055 Premier Way,

Sherwood Park, Alberta T8H 0G2

 

The new move strengthens the service offering of Steel River Group of companies while aligning with our mission to connect industry and Indigenous communities in discovering greater opportunities together.

 

For more information please contact Kelsy Kading @ 403-930-0387 or visit our website at www.steelrivergroup.com

November 1, 2018

 

STEEL RIVER GROUP ANNOUNCES THE FORMATION OF STEEL RIVER WATER

 

Calgary, Alberta, Release: (Nov 1, 2018) – STEEL RIVER GROUP, a privately held Indigenous owned and operated business that offers a diverse range of operational construction and management support services is proud to continue its accelerated growth and announce its new division, Steel River Water.

 

Steel River Water offers fluid management systems, including water sourcing, fluid transfer and heating, de-watering and municipal water diversion. In addition, Steel River Water will supply a full range of related equipment and services focusing on customers in the Western Canadian oil and gas industry.

 

Todd Wingenbach has been appointed Vice President of Steel River Water. Todd brings 20 years of experience in the oil and gas industry including owning and operating two successful companies. He has worked on numerous high-profile projects in the fluid transfer business, pipeline integrity & mainline projects and the equipment rental industry.

 

The new expansion strengthens the service offering of Steel River Group of companies while aligning with their mission to connect industry and Indigenous communities in discovering greater opportunities together.

 

For more information please visit www.steelrivergroup.com or contact Kelsy Kading at info@steelrivergroup.com or 403-930-0387.

June 29, 2018

 

STEEL RIVER GROUP ANNOUNCES CERTIFICATION AND MEMBERSHIP WITH CANADIAN COUNCIL FOR ABORIGINAL BUSINESS (CCAB)

 

STEEL RIVER GROUP, which offers a diverse range of operational construction and management support services in the construction industry, has announced today their certification and membership with Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB).

 

CCAB positions Aboriginal business at the focal point for strengthening Aboriginal communities, promoting progressive and prosperous relationships, and growing a new economy based on mutual respect and shared prosperity. CCAB provides an array of business development offerings, including certification for Aboriginal-owned businesses and companies with Progressive Aboriginal Relations.

“This is your opportunity to grow your business in concert with the evolving Aboriginal business community. By becoming a member of CCAB you are supporting and empowering Aboriginal businesses while creating business opportunities that will impact your bottom line. CCAB members continue to lead by example, enhancing Aboriginal Business and building relationships with the fastest growing segment of the Canadian economy.”

– JP Gladu, President & CEO of CCAB

 

The new membership is an exciting time for Steel River Group as it aligns with their mission to connect and support industry and Indigenous communities in discovering greater opportunities together.For more information please contact Kelsy Kading at info@steelrivergroup.com or 403-930-0387.

June 15, 2018

 

STEEL RIVER GROUP ANNOUNCES THE LAUNCH OF NEW WEBSITE

 

STEEL RIVER GROUP, which offers a diverse range of operational construction and management support services in the construction industry, has announced today the launch of its new website. The new website offers quick and easy access to essential information of Steel River Group’s products and services. The website also has comprehensive sections about the management team, company news, and information about Indigenous partnerships.

 

The new website offers functionality and enhanced content focused on the Steel River Group’s mission to connect and support industry and Indigenous communities in discovering greater opportunities together.

The website will be updated on a regular basis with news of business activity, community involvement, corporate milestones and events. Visitors are encouraged to visit the website at www.steelrivergroup.com.

 

For more information please contact Shay Jacobson at info@steelrivergroup.com.

December 17, 2017

 

STEEL RIVER GROUP ANNOUNCES EQUITY POSITION IN BACKWOODS ENERGY SERVICES

 

Calgary, Alberta, Release: (December 17, 2017) – STEEL RIVER GROUP, a privately held Indigenous  business that offers a diverse range of operational construction and management support services, is pleased to announce it has acquired a 30% equity position in Backwoods Energy Services for an undisclosed consideration.

 

Established in 1986 and 70% owned by the Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation, Backwoods Energy Services provides pipeline integrity and construction, civil construction, forestry, matting and security services to the energy, forestry and utility sectors in Western Canada. It has experienced tremendous growth while remaining focused on its core mission of “driving economic opportunity by empowering Indigenous people and communities”

 

“The acquisition by Steel River Group immediately elevates us with unsurpassed operations expertise and leadership and forges a mission aligned partnership that provides a powerful and sustainable platform for continued expansion while simultaneously elevating quality, execution, and controls”.

Paul Poscente, CEO & Chairman Backwoods Energy Services

 

As part of the equity investment, Steel River Group has an operating agreement to provide management and execution expertise to Backwoods, throughout their suite of construction services.  Steel River Group has integrated select positions throughout Backwoods construction services to help support building out processes, systems and overall capacity.

 

“Steel River was born out of a deep belief that there has never been a better time to reimagine how an Indigenous business defines and captures value for our people & alliance partners. We are extremely proud of alliance with Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation of Treaty 6, our common vision, mission and values will ensure we create a lasting relationship built on trust, mutual respect, collaboration and accountability.

Industry and Indigenous communities both play a critical role in the future of Canada’s natural resources and economic development. By connecting Indigenous communities with opportunities in the natural resources sector, Steel River Group is forging a better, stronger, and more prosperous path forward.”

-Trent Fequet, President & CEO, Steel River Group of Companies

 

For more information please visit our website at www.steelrivergroup.com or  contact Kelsy Kading at info@steelrivergroup.com or 403-930-0387.