Calgary Fabrication Companies Expanding In Calgary Industrial Market to Meet Needs of the Oilpatch

Aug 27, 2011 by

Recently had opportunity to tour the former National Oilwell Facility at 1616 Meridian Road NE which is presently occupied by Surefire Industries.  Our counterparts at CB Richard Ellis have the property listed for sublease and we recently had several fabrication companies look at the property. I haven’t’ seen a brochure yet from CBRE so I have attached our base building report for the building.   The new portion of the building is exceptional for any metal fabrication users.  Particularly those that require 10 and 20 ton crane capacities.   The two draw backs for a number of the compressor manufacturers that we have shown the building to is the lack of large (20 to 24′ wide) doors and the heavy and high load corridor capabilities to and from the building.  The older building is somewhat cut up but appears to provide reasonable ancillary services to the main assembly shop like heavy welding fabrication, a paint booth and parts storage.   Surefire appears to be having a huge amount of success as they are rumored to be buying a 300,000 square foot facility in the Foothills Industrial Park.  The logical building is the the former Enerflex facility at 4700 47th Street SE which has been listed for at least a year now by our friends at Colliers.  The information has been very scarce on this one as well so again not having seen a brochure from Colliers I have attached our base building profile.

I  may be mistaken but I believe this will be Surefire’s third major expansion in 5 years. I haven’t represented them in any of their relocations so don’t know their business intimately but understand that they manufacture oilfield related service equipment including nitrogen pumpers, coiled tubing units, frac equipment, cementers and pumpers.

This relocation has created a flurry of interest in the 1616  Meridian Road NE building from various metal fabrication related industries.  We have had several compressor fabrication companies through the building and have introduced it to numerous drilling rig manufacturing companies, skid manufacturers and others.  I am told by the listing agent that it is still available at this time but there are several offers that have either been submitted or are threatening to be submitted.

If you would like more information on this building and other fabrication related opportunities please feel free to contact us by email or call me directly at 403-680-1767.