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Municipal water treatment plant realizes operational efficiency

Westpower’s reliability team was recently awarded a 1-year condition monitoring contract with a local municipal water treatment plant to help them achieve operational efficiency.

Click to read the full case study here: Water Treatment Plant Case Study

Our Reliability Management Systems offer turn-key support for your facility and rotating equipment, creating budget certainty, reducing downtime and creating more predictable operating outcomes. Contact Westpower’s reliability experts to learn more.

Case Study | Westpower engineers hydraulic re-rate of a major US refinery’s crude charge pump

Years of reliability issues including cavitation, internal erosion and multiple broken shafts forced a major Salt Lake City refinery to take action.

The client approached Westpower to help them find a custom engineered solution to upgrade their crude charge pump because replacing the pump with a new fit-for-purpose or existing OEM solution would take over a year to procure. Through this custom solution the client was able to realize their full machinery potential and achieve more reliable operations.

Click to read the full case study here: Re-Rate Case Study

Westpower 2018 Pig Roast: Record Attendance & Funds Raised

Once again this year Westpower’s Calgary head office and fabrication shop was transformed to host our infamous Pig Roast event. With a record number of over 750 guests in attendance including employees, suppliers and clients, the Pig Roast was another great success again this year. Guests enjoyed industry networking, a wonderful dinner, fun-money casino, prizes, live entertainment and a specialty cocktail bar. Westpower also celebrated its 25th year in business and gave attendees the first glimpse into the company’s revitalized branding.

Over the years, Westpower has have raised tens of thousands of dollars for important local causes. This year, our guests helped raise $12,000 for the Shamrock Children’s Christmas Fund. Thank you to all who attended and donated.

Westpower launches refreshed brand on 25th Anniversary

Westpower, a Canadian leader in rotating equipment applications, reliability solutions and aftermarket support services, is celebrating its 25th year in business with a refreshed brand, in response to changing market conditions, and evolving employee and client demographics.

The company unveiled the refreshed brand to clients and staff on September 28, 2018 at the Pig Roast, Westpower’s annual event, in Calgary.
“We have long been the industry and innovation leader in engineered pump applications and enhancement solutions. What better occasion than our silver jubilee to celebrate the same technical expertise and quality with an inspiring and revitalized brand that is in tune with the successes of today and the possibilities of tomorrow,” said Dave Goddard, Westpower president.

Goddard views the refreshed brand as a “long-term vision” that communicates the value of partnering with Westpower.
“It will create an even more powerful customer experience that resonates throughout the lifecycle of our products, services, partnerships and relationships. Our new tagline captures it well – Realizing potential,” he said.

Myron Hildebrand, Vice President of Sales, said the refreshed brand announces to the world that Westpower offers solutions beyond just pumps.
“Our refreshed brand is built on three pillars connecting our past to the future — people, performance, and potential. It is our dynamic, innovative image ready to take on the future by building on our strong reputation,” he said.

David Goddard invites Westpower’s clients, employees, suppliers, OEM partners, and future partners to experience the relaunched refreshed brand via our social media and our newly re-branded website.
“This signals a new era for us – one that will allow us to explore new industries and opportunities to attract clients, talent and OEM partners,” he said.

About Westpower
Westpower is a leading North American rotating equipment solutions provider with services spanning industrial and engineered pumps, fabricated engineered fluid systems, reliability and lubrication products, field service and repair solutions that enhance performance. Headquartered in Calgary, Canada, we have operations in Edmonton, Vancouver, Grande Prairie, Salt Lake City, and Denver.

Clients regard Westpower as a strong technical advisor of rotating equipment solutions; and a reliable and trustworthy industry partner. We investigate, understand and improve our clients’ machinery through root cause failure analysis, intelligent monitoring systems, and engineered design enhancements. Through perpetual innovation, we achieve and sustain outstanding results while holding safety as a top priority.

Dave Carr Appointed Director of Sales, Westpower USA

Calgary, Alberta, October 17, 2017 – David Goddard, President of Westpower Equipment Ltd. and Westpower Pumps & Systems USA Inc., (“Westpower”) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dave Carr as Director of Sales, Westpower USA.

Dave has a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology & Master of Science Management from Purdue University. For the first two decades of his career, Dave worked in the Engineering division of a major pump manufacturer and since 2002 has worked in Business Development, Sales and Management for major pump manufacturers.

Dave will be based in Denver, Colorado and will be responsible for growing our New Equipment (Pumps & Packaging) and Aftermarket Sales in the USA. He will work closely with both the Calgary and R&R offices in Salt Lake City.

Dave can be reached at dcarr@westpowergroup.com or on his mobile at (720) 774-3141.

About R&R:

R&R is an industrial service company specializing in repair and reconditioning services for industrial pumps, compressors and related machinery. It offers millwright, machining and mechanical repair services across much of the Western United States. The Company’s repair centre has a broad range of manual and CNC machining capabilities and expertise in a wide variety of engineered rotating machinery.

About Westpower:

Westpower owns and operates full-service engineered pump repair and sales centers in Alberta, Canada. The Company specializes in the custom design manufacturing and maintenance of engineered pumps and integrated fabricated systems. It is also a distributor of industrial lubricants and a broad range of reliability products. The Company offers coating, repair and field services in addition to part sales. From its inception, the Company has proudly represented CPC Pumps International.

For more information please contact:

media@westpowergroup.com

Additional information is available at:
www.westpowergroup.com
rrmachineservice.com

The pdf version of this release can be found here: Dave Carr Press Release 17.10.17

R&R and Westpower amalgamation complete

Calgary, Alberta, July 31, 2017 – Westpower Equipment Ltd. (“Westpower”) announced today that it has, through a subsidiary company, completed the previously announced amalgamation with R&R Machine, Inc (“R&R”). The transaction is expected to significantly enhance the new integrated organization’s sales, service and repair offerings in the geographic regions within which it currently operates. The principal shareholders of both companies will remain leaders within the combined organization. The two entities will continue to operate under their existing corporate identities as part of the Westpower group of companies.

About R&R:

R&R is an industrial service company specializing in repair and reconditioning services for industrial pumps, compressors and related machinery. It offers millwright, machining and mechanical repair services across much of the Western United States. The Company’s repair centre has a broad range of manual and CNC machining capabilities and expertise in a wide variety of engineered rotating machinery.

About Westpower:

Westpower owns and operates full-service engineered pump repair and sales centers in Alberta, Canada. The Company specializes in the custom design manufacturing and maintenance of engineered pumps and integrated fabricated systems. It is also a distributor of industrial lubricants and a broad range of reliability products. The Company offers coating, repair and field services in addition to part sales. From its inception, the Company has proudly represented CPC Pumps International, (API 610 centrifugal pumps).

For more information please contact:

Kristi Giba-Reiss
media@westpower.ca

Additional information is available at:
https://westpowerpumps.com
http://www.westpower.ca
http://rrmachineservice.com

The pdf version of this document can be located here: 17 July 31 RnR Amalgamation Completion Press Release