Canadian Forces at Tinker AFB
At the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) headquarters in Colorado Springs, Canadian and U.S. officers jointly command the combined forces of a 52-year partnership that secures North America, including cooperation in airspace, missiles, maritime, and space.
Honoring this partnership, for over 30 years nearly 50 members of the Canadian Forces are stationed at Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma City as part of the 552nd Air Control Wing. These E-3 Sentry Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) aircraft deploy as “eyes in the sky” in missions around the world and have the added Canadian flavor to their own nickname: ‘Eh-WACS.’
Tulsa-based Williams is building a fractionation plant in Redwater, AB
Williams Energy Services, Canadian subsidiary of Tulsa, OK-based Williams Companies, Inc.recovers and purifies natural gas liquids and olefins — specifically oil sands — at its Alberta plants.
Williams has more than 4,500 employees in the U.S. and another 45 in Canada. The company recently announced the expansion of its Redwater, AB fractionation facility that will add a 151-foot tall “de-ethanizer” tower to strip off ethane/ethylene components. The expansion will also include several additional support buildings. The project value is estimated at $230 million and construction started in the fourth quarter of 2011–12 and will be completed in early 2013.
Consulate General of Canada
500 N. Akard Street, Suite 2900 • Dallas, TX 75201
Phone: (214) 922-9806 • Fax: (214) 922-9815
Consulate of Canada
5847 San Felipe Street, Suite 1700 • Houston, TX 77057
Phone: (713) 821-1440 • Fax: (713) 821-1611
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.
Oklahoma sells more goods to Canada than to the state’s next six 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