Oakdale, Pennsylvania is home to Industrial Scientific Corporation, a privately held company, founded 28 years ago, that manufactures portable and fixed gas detection monitors. While the company has a presence in 18 countries and sells throughout the world, it considers the Alberta oil sands to be a critical customer (among its top three by sales volume). It has supplied product to the oil sands for more than 25 years. During the past decade, the company has seen its oil sands order volume increase by 20% per annum. Oakdale is home to 300 of Industrial Scientific’s total workforce of 850, and all the gas detection equipment — bound for the Alberta oil sands — is manufactured at the Oakdale location.
Aquatech International Corp.— based in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania — is a family owned company with over 30 years of experience in providing integrated system solutions for industrial water and wastewater treatment.
The company has extensive ties to Canada and in particular, successfully completed several projects in the Alberta Oil Sands, with the design, engineering, manufacturing and installation of several large produced water treatment systems for recycle and reuse. These projects have ranged in value between $3–15 million and provide competitive solutions to many firms employing the Steam Assisted Gravity Drainage (SAGD) process, an “in situ” method for bitumen mining operations. These projects support over 200 jobs at its Canonsburg facility, many of which are higher wage positions in planning, design, and engineering.
Aquatech recognizes that Canada’s energy strength poses new opportunities (i.e. number one supplier to U.S. and fifth in the world in terms of energy exports) within the provinces of Alberta and British Columbia with their continued development of unconventional gas and oil reserves.
Talisman Energy USA, Inc.is a wholly owned subsidiary of Canadian-based Talisman Energy, Inc., a global oil and gas company with its main operations in North America, the North Sea and Southeast Asia.
Talisman Energy USA has a regional office in Pittsburgh and is one of the largest and most successful natural gas producers in Pennsylvania's Marcellus Shale. In 2011, Talisman invested approximately $860 million in Pennsylvania and production from the Marcellus averaged 413 mmcf/d.
Talisman is committed to safe and responsible shale operations. In 2012, the company introduced a comprehensive set of shale operating principles to guide its activities. For more information, visit Talisman website at www.talisman-energy.com/shaleoperatingprinciples.
Consulate General of Canada
1251 Avenue of the Americas • New York, NY 10020-1175
Phone: (212) 596-1628 • Fax: (212) 596-1793
Unless otherwise mentioned, all figures are based on 2011 data in U.S. dollars (US$1.00=C$0.9891). Statistics Canada: tourism, based on combined same-day and overnight travel (5/2012 release); goods & services trade (2/2012 release). World Institute for Strategic Economic Research (WISER): Canada’s export ranking (2/2012 release). U.S. Census Bureau: trade (2/2012 release). Services trade data not available at a sub-national level. Figures may not add up due to rounding. Produced by the Embassy of Canada in Washington, D.C.
Pennsylvania sells more goods to Canada than to the state’s next four largest foreign markets combined
* Job numbers from trade (2010 data) and Canadian-owned businesses (2009 data) are from a 2012 study commissioned by the Government of Canada