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March 31, 2015
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Alberta geomatics company opens PEI office
Innovation PEI is assisting the new company with a fit-up grant of $50,000 for its new facilities plus rental assistance totaling $27, 600. If Midwest meets its hiring targets, the company will be eligible for up to $211,000 in labour rebates.
“Midwest Surveys is an employee-owned company with more than 60 years of experience to the oil and gas industry in western Canada. This new Prince Edward Island location will allow them to begin business three hours ahead of their western offices and to be more flexible in meeting customer needs,” said Minister Roach.
“Canada’s energy industry is an important part of our national economy and this new entrant to the Island business community will allow our province to provide support to the energy business.”
Midwest Surveys has operated with two land surveyors working remotely from the Island since 2013. Their new location at 25 Stratford Road will be outfitted to provide work space for 10 technicians and two Saskatchewan Land Surveyors.
Kevin Swabey, President of Midwest Surveys says they are looking forward to the possibilities that this opens up for their company, “Midwest Surveys is extremely excited about the opportunity to open a technical service centre on Prince Edward Island. Along with the competitive advantage the time difference provides, it has given two of our experienced employees, Brian and Jill Burridge, an opportunity to move closer to family and friends on Prince Edward Island. We feel that this will provide an opportunity for good local geomatics people to stay close to home, and could provide a vehicle for people currently living away to come back to Prince Edward Island.”