Sunday, February 17, 2019


Sturgeon County features a well-established manufacturing sector comprised of world class firms developing consumer ready products. 


Manufacturing businesses in Sturgeon County are closely linked with other key sectors in hydrocarbon processing. Demand for specialty manufactured metal products such as valves, pressure vessels and other components required for major hydrocarbon processing projects has driven strong growth in the metal fabrication and machinery manufacturing sub-sectors.

Sturgeon County also has a strong number of businesses involved in producing wood products, as well as food processing. Most of the manufacturers in the region are small- to medium-sized businesses that have found strong demand for these markets within the resource sectors.

Sector Products

Sturgeon County’s manufacturing companies provide a range of products and services including:

  • Processed agricultural commodities and specialized food ingredients to a wide range of customers in the livestock, poultry, food processor, foodservice and bakery industries
  • Chemical technology for the Canadian crop protection market
  • Grades of polymer-modified asphalt technologies for road construction and maintenance
  • Recycled rubber products for the industrial, municipal, commercial, agricultural, and residential applications
  • Chemical technology widely used in the pulp and mining industries and in environmental applications
  • Modules and components for the petrochemical, pulp & paper, and public industries

Major Manufacturing Corporations in Sturgeon County:

  • Bunge
  • Alfatec
  • Agrium
  • Univar
  • Weatherford
  • McAsphalt
  • Snubbertech
  • Horton CBI
  • Ecoflex Rubber Solutions
  • Canadian Oats
  • Prospec Chemicals
  • Evonik Degussa
  • Gowan Chemical
  • Guardian Chemicals
  • Momentive Specialty Chemicals
  • Sturgeon Valley Fertilizers
  • Mountain Meadows Food Processing

Relevant Project Opportunities

North West Redwater Partnership

Description: 150,000 barrels/day bitumen upgrader and diesel refinery (within 3 phases); captures 1.2 million tonnes of CO2 per year per phase – sold for use in enhanced oil recovery.

Products: ultra low sulphur diesel, low sulphur vacuum gas oil, diluent/naptha, butane & propane

Status: Phase 1 is expected to be operational by the end of 2017

Pembina Pipeline

Description: Three integrated major capital projects totalling an investment of approximately $2.8 billion. Phase III expansion of the pipelines to Sturgeon County – the largest project in its history.

Products: Over 850,000 barrels/day of capacity on four pipelines allowing it to transport four distinct hydrocarbons: ethane-plus, propane-plus, condensate and crujde oil – each in its own segregated pipeline, plus upstream capacity to handle higher production volumes.

Status: Addition of third fractionator; their Redwater complex has capacity of 210,000 barrels/day, making it the largest of its kind in Canada. 2018 growth projection of Veresen, adding $3 billion of assets into service.

Programs and Support

There are several programs available to provide support for new business development in Sturgeon County. These include the Industry R&D Associates program, Canadian International Innovation program, Automotive Supplier Innovation program and Engage grants

Start in Sturgeon

Start in Sturgeon is the Economic Development initiative of Sturgeon County, Alberta. The county encompasses a large area of land with several towns and hamlets throughout. 

Sturgeon County has become home to 40+ world class companies. Is yours next? 

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