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Backwoods Energy Services Strategic Partnership with Kihew Fabco

Press Release

July 3, 2024

EDMONTON, AB CANADA | This partnership is a testament to our commitment to fostering economic sustainability and empowerment within Indigenous communities. By combining the strengths and resources of both Backwoods Energy Services and Kihew FabCo, we aim to enhance our service offerings and create a more inclusive future. Our collaboration is built on a foundation of shared values and a mutual dedication to excellence.

Andrew Gibson, Vice President of Operations at Backwoods Energy Services, expressed his excitement about the partnership: “The synergy between our companies is evident in our shared values and vision. We are confident that this partnership will not only expand our service capabilities but also create significant opportunities for community development.”

The partnership is poised to strengthen the capacity of both organizations through the creation of employment opportunities, training programs, and revenue streams that directly contribute to community initiatives. This collaboration between two Indigenous companies is a significant step towards our goal of ‘Driving economic opportunity by empowering Indigenous people & communities.’

About Backwoods Energy Services

Backwoods Energy Services is one of the largest and most sophisticated Indigenous owned contractors in Western Canada. Backwoods is wholly owned by Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation and is guided by its Mission: Driving Economic Opportunity by Empowering Indigenous People and Communities, which they accomplish though their security, access matting, forestry, civil, environmental, and industrial construction services.

About Kihew Fabco

At Kihew FabCo, we take pride in the fact that we are a 100% Indigenous-owned and operated company, fueled by a robust entrepreneurial drive. Our mission is centered around creating opportunities and cultivating prosperous futures for our communities through impactful partnerships. Kihew FabCo is dedicated to advancing the well-being of First Nation members by promoting self-sufficiency, ensuring financial stability, and fostering long-term economic success. Our leading steel fabrication training center in Canada welcomes individuals eager to learn and passionate about trades, embodying our commitment to empowerment through education.

As specialists in mechanical construction and structural steel manufacturing, Kihew FabCo provides an extensive array of services tailored to meet our clients’ diverse requirements. From Virtual Reality Capture and 3D Laser Scanning to Engineering Design and Prototype Development, our team is committed to delivering high-quality solutions. We also excel in Contract Manufacturing, Steel and Piping Fabrication, Carbon Steel Pipe Manufacturing, and the Decommissioning of retired facilities and assets. Moreover, our offerings encompass Assembly, Project Management, Plasma Cutting, and state-of-the-art Robotic Welding Technology.


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