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Layfield acquires Canwest

News | January 13, 2012 | By:

Spray-applied service adds to company’s portfolio

Edmonton-based Layfield Environmental Systems Ltd.—a division of the Layfield Group—has acquired Canwest Protective Coatings Ltd., of Red Deer, Alberta, according to a Jan. 12 press release.

Canwest is a spray-applied liner application service that Layfield adds to its portfolio of environmental containment products and services. According to the release, the transaction provides a synergistic addition to Layfield’s environmental service business in Canada and the United States.

Layfield had previously subcontracted with Canwest for its coatings application services. Canwest’s primary focus was on the western Canadian natural resources industries, the release said.

Canwest spray-on liners have been applied to Layfield’s geosynthetic materials, which have been installed on secondary-containment structures or earth surrounding aboveground oil storage tanks.

The press release noted that in addition to serving the oil exploration industry, Layfield expects to provide spray-applied liner solutions for other applications, such as primary and secondary containment, waterproofing, corrosion control, effluent transport, railcars, and ponds.

The release said that Layfield has contracted Barry Waldo, the previous owner of Canwest, to provide application services for customers as well as providing on-the-job training to Layfield employees in Edmonton and Vaughan, Ontario for two years. Waldo has 20 years of spray-applied liner application experience and will continue to be a resource for Layfield, according to the release.

Source: Layfield Environmental Systems Ltd.

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