Head Office:  8701 - 102 Street, Clairmont, Alberta - Tel: (780) 532-7350 - info@ipacservices.com
Project Management Office: #1720, 540 - 5 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta - Tel: (403) 228-1919

News & Events

Connecting with Indigenous Vendors

As part of IPAC’s commitment in the Progressive Aboriginal Relations (PAR) program with the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (www.ccab.com,) we are looking to enhance our Indigenously owned vendors database.  One of the four drivers of the PAR process is business development.  We are reaching out to develop business relationships with local companies that are majority (51% or greater) Indigenously owned.  To help increase our vendor database, we are reaching out to industry partners to find Indigenously owned businesses.  Whether you are a supplier or a subcontractor, we want to connect. 

The majority of IPAC’s operations take place in Alberta and Northeast British Colombia, therefore we are particularly interested in companies that have operations concentrated in these areas.  We ask that you send your company and contact information to our purchasing department via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

All new vendors will be required to complete and be approved through IPAC’s vendor pre-qualification process.   For more information, go to the vendor connection  link on our website.

New SafeStart Initiative Being Launched

IPAC Services Corporation recently kicked off an exciting new safety training initiative in October 2018.  Called SafeStart, this program has been proven at work sites around the world to reduce on-the-job injuries by 30–70% in the first one-to-two years.


SafeStart was created by Larry Wilson, a leading expert on human error prevention, and is based on input from over 100,000 workers.  More than 2 million people around the world have now been trained in SafeStart principles.

After a careful review of competing training programs and dialogue with other organizations, SafeStart was selected by senior management because the team felt it would fit the IPAC culture and provide the biggest short-term and long-term gains in reducing injuries.

“It felt like the right fit for IPAC,” says Phil Linfield, Corporate Loss Prevention Manager.  “The emphasis is on creating a safety mindset—not on catching someone doing something wrong.” 

SafeStart is an advanced safety awareness program that focuses on non-deliberate risk.  According to Mr. Wilson, “SafeStart won’t keep a person from intentionally deciding to break the speed limit, but it will help them avoid unintentionally running a stop sign.  It’s about help, NOT blame.”

Instead of treating safety awareness as a vague concept, SafeStart defines exactly what a person needs to do to avoid unintentional contact with hazardous energy.  Mr. Wilson says “SafeStart teaches you how to avoid the mistakes and errors you never wanted to make in the first place.”

SafeStart identifies four states (rushing, frustration, fatigue and complacency) which contribute to four critical errors (eyes not on task, mind not on task, line-of-fire and loss of balance, traction, grip) which cause more than 90 percent of all injuries in the workplace.

States Errors Graphic English

One of the unique aspects of SafeStart is that the program encourages employees to share the concepts with their families.  Statistics show that far more workers are killed off-the-job than on-the-job.

Ron Ward, President and CEO, says, "While IPAC has made great strides in safety, we will not be satisfied.  We believe SafeStart can help take us to another level in terms of protecting our team members from injuries."


One of the unique aspects of SafeStart is that the program encourages employees to share the concepts with their families.  Statistics show that far more workers are killed off-the-job than on-the-job.

Text Box: SafeStart Author Larry Wilson gathered input from more than 100,000 workers.Ron Ward, President and CEO, says, “While IPAC has made great strides in safety, we will not be satisfied.  We believe SafeStart can help take us to another level
in terms of protecting our team members from injuries.”

IPAC Services Puts Mind on Task to Reduce Employee Injuries

GRANDE PRAIRIE, AB, September 26, 2018:  IPAC Services Corporation will launch a new initiative on October 23rd, 2018 that is expected to reduce injuries in the workplace, at home and on the road.  This new program will focus on teaching staff members techniques to help them keep their eyes and mind on task.

Transport Canada has reported that a significant percentage of vehicle crashes result from distracted driving—eyes or mind not on task.  Some experts believe that eyes or mind not on task are contributing factors in a majority of all serious workplace injuries.

“We are extremely excited about the SafeStart initiative,” said Ron Ward, the company’s President & CEO.  “This program was selected by our management team because other organizations which have implemented it have typically seen a 30 to 70 percent reduction in injuries.  We felt our employees would embrace the program, and it would help us protect our team members—not only on the job but off the job as well.”

IPAC Services Corporation is a leading provider of construction and maintenance services to the oil and gas and other heavy industrial sectors of western Canada.  Our regional offices in Grande Prairie, AB and Fort St. John, BC, provide a full line of services to our clients.  These services include facility and mechanical construction, pipeline integrity, crew truck maintenance, civil work, module manufacturing, piping and structural fabrication, scaffolding, insulation and abrasive blasting and coating.

IPAC’s continuous improvement program looks for ways to better our performance, benefit our employees and support the communities we work in.  We feel the SafeStart initiative will bridge and prove valuable in all these areas.  We look forward to sharing the strategies we learn with our staff, friends and families alike.

The SafeStart program was created by Larry Wilson, an internationally known thought leader on injury prevention, and is published by Electrolab Training Systems. Check out their website: https://safestart.com/

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For more information contact:

IPAC Services Corporation                                       

Phil Linfield, Corporate Loss Prevention Manager                         

Tel: 780-532-7350                                                      

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IPAC Partners with Aseniwuche Development Corporation

GRANDE PRAIRIE, AB, August 1, 2018:  IPAC Services Corporation has developed a partnership with Grande Cache-based Aseniwuche Development Corporation (ADC) to seek joint venture opportunities related to energy construction, maintenance and development projects along the Hwy 40 South corridor and the Rocky Mountain foothills.

According to IPAC President and CEO, Ron Ward, “We welcome this partnership because it strengthens our commitment to maintain positive and reciprocal relationships with Indigenous businesses and communities.”

The Aseniwuche Winewak Nation (AWN) was incorporated in 1994 and represents the six Aboriginal communities in the Grande Cache area.  In working towards meeting the Nation’s vision and values, AWN incorporated Aseniwuche Development Corporation in 1998.  Aseniwuche Development Corporation is a well-established and progressive business providing services in Grande Cache and surrounding areas including South to Hinton and Jasper, North to Grande Prairie and East to Fox Creek.  Their assets include shop facilities with state of the art fabrication and manufacturing equipment, maintenance and mechanical bays and a painting booth.

Aseniwuche Development Corporation and IPAC Services share a number of similar service offerings to industry resource sectors including oil and gas, petro-chemical, utilities, pulp and paper, wood products, forestry and mining.  Aseniwuche Development Corporation looks forward to the added support and infrastructure IPAC will provide, which in turn will increase their capabilities to complete larger and more demanding projects for existing and new clients.

Services extended via this agreement will include fabrication, mechanical facility construction, pipeline maintenance and integrity, crew truck maintenance, scaffolding, insulation and abrasive blasting and painting and fleet maintenance. 

IPAC Services’ history and 29 years of experience as a general contractor in Western Canada, along with their business development and estimating services based out of Calgary, will continue to provide the quality services their clients have come to expect.   

For resource developers working within and outside of AWN’s Traditional Lands, ADC workers are a vital asset.  Their cultural and traditional knowledge of the environment, wildlife and history of the land give them an innate understanding of natural systems.  The community is invested in the land and this shows when work is completed with respect for generations past and done to benefit generations to come.

IPAC Services and Aseniwuche Development Corporation look forward to working with their clients on future projects.

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For more information contact:

IPAC Services Corporation                                                            Aseniwuche Development Corporation

Ron Ward, President and CEO                                                    Wayne Gienger, Operations Manager

Tel: 780-532-7350                                                                              Tel: 780-827-9670

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IPAC Expands Blast & Paint Shop Facilities

Grande Prairie, AB, July 6, 2018:  IPAC Services Corporation opens an additional blasting and coatings shop with 20,000 sq. ft. of space in the McRae Industrial Park of Grande Prairie (#100, 9101 – 150 Ave.) and enhances their list of service offerings to include industrial powder coating.

“We look forward to further accommodating our clients painting needs with the additional shop space and are excited to introduce internal powder coating for spools” says Derrick Mysko, Chief Operating Officer of IPAC. 

“We now have more than 50,000 sq. ft. of combined indoor blasting and coating space in Grande Prairie,” says Chris Rimmer, Abrasive Blasting and Coatings Manager of IPAC. “This is a necessary asset for consistency in quality when dealing with Alberta’s ever changing weather and environmental conditions.” 

This additional location will specialize in internally coating of pipe and spools using conventional painting methods or industrial powder coating, with two new powder coating ovens ready for use this fall 2018. 

Powder coating is a finishing process that yields a thick, hard finish that is tougher than conventional paints.  Benefits of powder coating include a durable, long lasting and even finish, quick turnaround, and reduced environmental impacts.  Powder coating advances are specifically advantageous for the internally coating of spools that carry corrosive liquids and petro-chemicals or that come in contact with salt water solutions. 

With this new addition, business as usual will continue at the south paint shop location, Lot 27 in the County Industrial Park, Grande Prairie.  Its close proximity to our fabrication shop, Lot 28 County Industrial Park, continues to provide production efficiencies.  Steel and pipe moves easily from the fabrication shop to the paint shop and then ready for shipment. As well, IPAC continues to provide abrasive blasting and coating services in the field throughout Western Canada and from our 2,500-square foot shop in Fort St. John BC.

For over 28 years, IPAC Services Corporation has been providing general oilfield contracting, fabrication, construction, maintenance and painting services to the Peace Region.  More recently, IPAC’s service lines have grown to include scaffolding and insulating. 

Our regional offices in Grande Prairie, AB and Fort St. John, BC provide a full line of services to their clients.  The Project Management Office in Calgary, AB houses estimation, business development and major projects.  Whether it is a single spool that requires fabrication and painting, or the construction of an entire greenfield gas plant from civil work, module manufacturing, piping and structural fabrication, field installation, commissioning and everything in between, IPAC has you covered.

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For more information contact:

IPAC Services Corporation                                                                                                        

Alana Turcotte, Corporate Business Development                    

Tel: 403-228-1919                                                                         

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IPAC Services Corporation   

Chris Rimmer, Abrasive Blasting & Coatings Manager                   

Tel: 780-532-7350                                                                       

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