Midwest Surveys has acquired Saskatoon-based Webb Surveys Inc. in expansion of its municipal surveying business.

Midwest is announcing the acquisition of Webb to create a combined entity with extensive surveying expertise. For seven decades, Midwest has provided oil and gas surveying in Western Canada, with the addition of municipal, pipeline construction and integrity services in the last 12 years or so. In its 36-year history, Webb has concentrated upon municipal surveying and land development in the Saskatoon area; it has positioned itself as a leader in that field.

“We’re excited about this growth opportunity for our companies. Webb possesses extensive experience that will complement our municipal surveying operation, which is presently concentrated in our Regina branch.” said Kevin Swabey, Midwest’s President.  Tom Webb, Webb’s President, echoed this excitement about the future. “We felt Midwest would be a good fit for us. We share similar values including a strong employee commitment and client service orientation. We see great things for the Saskatoon office moving forward.”

While the united entity will continue operations under the Midwest name, it intends to leverage the Webb Surveys brand at least in the interim. “There is no doubt that Webb is well respected in the Saskatoon area, so we expect to use the Webb Surveys name for some time,” said Scott Boulanger, Midwest’s COO. He adds, “I’m excited to meet all of the employees and to work with Tom, who will manage the office during the transition.” Operations will continue out of Webb’s existing location on Jessop Avenue.

Questions regarding the transaction between Midwest and Webb can be directed to:
Kevin Swabey, President, Midwest Surveys Inc., 403-244-7471
Tom Webb, President, T. Webb Surveys Inc., 306-955-5330

Learn more about Webb Surveys

Midwest Surveys Inc. Has Merged with Boundary Technical Group Inc.

Midwest and Boundary are today announcing a merger of their companies to create a combined entity with diverse surveying expertise. 

Read the whole press release here.

Midwest’s Holiday Giving Program

 

Midwest recognizes the importance of giving back to the communities where we work, live and play. During the month of December, Midwest Surveys donated more than $13,000 to local charities and non-profit organizations. We would like to thank our employees for helping us reach our local stakeholders with the goal of building stronger relationships. A few highlights include our Calgary office preparing lunch at The Mustard Seed, our Medicine Hat office building hampers for their local YMCA, and our Edmonton office supporting the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation.

 




We’re Moving!

The Grande Prairie office will be closed on Friday, November 21st for an office move.

We will re-open again on Monday, November 24th in the new location: #121 – 8805 Resources Road, Grande Prairie, AB.

Recent Land Surveyor Commissions

Midwest is proud to announce and congratulate four of its staff on their recent professional achievements. Courtney Tripp (Lloydminster) received his BCLS commission, Kevin Way (Regina) and Dallas Lazar (Maple Creek) both obtained their SLS commission, Steven Drew (Estevan) received his MLS commission and Wendy MacIsaac (Calgary) received her ALS commission. We commend each of you on your hard work and dedication to get where you are today, congratulations!

Campus Recruitment Season has started!

Our search continues for the best and the brightest students and graduates to join our team.   Look for us at your school this fall/winter.  For more information on when we will be in your area, follow us on social media.

Survey Camp 101

Calgary, Alberta, Wednesday, May 28, 2014 – What a beautiful day for Survey 101! Midwest hosted a group of clients out for a day in the “field” on Tuesday, May 27th to learn more about the process from bare coordinates to the final plan. We couldn’t have asked for a better day and the fresh PEI lobster boil wasn’t bad either! Congratulations to the latest batch of graduates!

group photo

Campus Recruitment Update

Calgary, Alberta, Wednesday, May 28, 2014 – 2013/2014 campus recruitment is now complete for the season, thank you to all the participating schools and students! An announcement of the 2014/2015 dates and participating schools will be made this fall.

Midwest Surveys Celebrating 65 Years in Land Surveying

Calgary, Alberta, Thursday, February 13, 2014 – Midwest Surveys Inc., head office located in Calgary, AB is celebrating its 65th year providing land surveying services to the oil & gas industry in Western Canada.

Midwest Surveys has a rich history of providing land surveying services in Western Canada.

When J.J. Simpson started Simpson Elevation Co. Ltd. in 1949, his one “rodman” was all the help he needed to complete ground and elevation surveys of the wells being drilled in Alberta at the time. In the early 1950’s, service offerings expanded to include land surveying in response to changing regulatory requirements. As the oil industry expanded its geographical reach, partnerships were formed and Midwest experienced high growth between mid-1950 and 1999. Currently, Midwest has 10 offices servicing Estevan, Regina, Maple Creek, Lloydminster, Medicine Hat, Calgary, Edmonton, Peace River, Grande Prairie and Fort St. John.

Since 1949 Midwest has performed a large variety of geomatics services for the oil and gas industry and is looking forward to a strong presence moving forward. “There are very few companies that have a 65 year history in our industry.” said Kevin Swabey, President, Midwest Surveys Inc. “I am proud of our ability to adapt and implement new technologies seamlessly into our daily operations. Our team of dedicated professionals work diligently to find innovative, yet practical solutions to bring our clients true value.”

“We look to celebrate this milestone in 2014 with both our employees and clients, without them we would not be here today.  Our employees; honest and professional individuals dedicated to delivering “service beyond boundaries” every day. To our clients; your loyal support over these past years is greatly appreciated. We look forward to working with you for another 65 years!”

Looking to Connect with Geomatics Students Across Canada

Our recruitment team is visiting Geomatics Students across Canada looking for qualified candidates to join our team. Come and discover why you should start planning your future with Midwest! For more information, please contact recruitment@midwestsurveys.com.

January 23rd – University of Calgary Geomatics Expo (U of C)

January 27th & 28th – On campus presentation at SIAST Palliser Campus.

January 28th & 29th – COGS Career Fair

February 19th & 20th – On campus presentation and interviews at Red River College.

March 24th – British Columbia Institute of Technology Career Fair (BCIT)

Watch for updates from your Geomatics Student Association or Student Employment Office.