Companies vie for export awards

A Central Alberta oilpatch services business, and a petrochemical company with a strong presence in the region, came close to winning Alberta Export Awards recently.

A Central Alberta oilpatch services business, and a petrochemical company with a strong presence in the region, came close to winning Alberta Export Awards recently.

Strata Energy Services Inc. of Blackfalds was a finalist in the Manufacturing — Oil & Gas category; while Nova Chemicals Corp. was in the running for honours in the Manufacturing — Other category. Those awards were claimed by Kudu Industries Inc. and International Mascot Corp. respectively.

The other award categories were Emerging Exporter, Agricultural and Consumer Products, Technology and Media, Services, Exporter of the Year and Leadership.

“Alberta’s future economic prosperity depends on increasing our market access,” said Cal Dallas, Alberta’s minister of international and intergovernmental relations, when the finalists were announced earlier.

“It’s essential that we continue to expand our international profile, particularly in today’s competitive global marketplace.”

The Alberta Export Awards are produced by the Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters and JuneWarren-Nickle’s Energy Group.

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