Safway Canada Buys Coating, Blasting Firm


Known for providing access and scaffolding equipment, as well as insulation, coatings and project management services, Safway Group Canada is expanding its presence in Western Canada with the acquisition of Dalco Services Inc.

The Calgary, Alberta-based company, a division of Safway Group, announced the transaction was effective as of Aug. 24. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Established in 1994, Dalco provides full-service lining, coatings and abrasive solutions throughout Western Canada. The company specializes in 100 percent solid epoxy spray applications and internal pipe lining; Sponge-Jet low-dust abrasive blasting; turnarounds; coating inspection; and in-field repair.

"Dalco is a significant player in the region and a great fit for [us]," said Steve Wilson, president of Safway Group Canada. The companies have similar operating philosophies and a passion for understanding customer needs and exceeding expectations, he explained.

“By leveraging the knowledge, capabilities and reputation of Dalco, we will be able to provide expanded coatings services to Safway Group Canada customers,” Wilson added.

“At the same time, with our support, Dalco will now be able to offer their customers a broader inventory of access equipment and additional industrial services,” he said.

Linings, Coatings, Abrasive Solutions

Headquartered in Red Deer, Alberta, Dalco will begin operating as Dalco, A Safway Group Company, an independent business under the Safway Group Canada umbrella.

Dalco brings extensive experience in the oil and gas, mining and infrastructure industries and a team of NACE-certified coating inspectors to the table. As such, it is prepared to inspect assets and provide comprehensive solutions, performing lining and coating projects in-field or in-house, it said.

The company is also credited with developing a computerized, automated system to internally line pipes from three to 60 inches in diameter with 100 percent solid epoxy materials.

It has been ISO 9001-2008 certified for more than a decade and has maintained an ISO-formatted quality assurance program since 2004, the company said. Dalco has been SSPC QP1 certified for complex structures in the field since 2013.

DSI capabilities
Still from Dalco Services Inc. corporate video

Dalco’s mission is to meet its clients’ requirements for long-lasting asset protection from the damage caused by corrosion and erosion, according to Safeway Canada’s announcement.

In addition to its Red Deer headquarters, which includes an abrasive blast building, automated paint line, QA/QC finishing area and an office, Dalco has a branch located in the Lakeland area of Northeastern Alberta between Bonnyville and Cold Lake.

“We look forward to being part of Safway Group Canada," said Derrin Dalton, president of Dalco. "With over 20 years of coatings experience and expertise, we will be able to help Safway Group Canada deliver seamless SIP (scaffolding, insulation and painting) and multiservice solutions throughout Western Canada.”

Dalton added that the transaction provides a “terrific opportunity” for its business and employees alike to thrive and grow.

About Safway Group, Safway Group Canada

Established in 1936, Safway Group companies provide experience and expertise in access, scaffolding, insulation, fireproofing, surface preparation and coatings. With 114 locations in the U.S. and Canada and a growing system of partners worldwide, its companies include All-American Scaffold, CL Coatings; Industrial Coatings & Fireproofing; MobleySafway; New England Scaffolding; Redi Solutions; Safway Atlantic; Safway Services; Safway Services Canada; S&E Bridge & Scaffold; and Swing Staging.

With 15 locations, Safway Group Canada provides multiservice solutions for projects of any size and scope throughout the petrochemical, oil and gas, power, refining, marine, manufacturing, transportation and commercial construction industries. It offers access and scaffolding equipment sales and rental; skilled labor and engineering; as well as insulation, coatings and project management services.


Tagged categories: Access; Acquisitions; Asia Pacific; Blasting; BrandSafway; Business matters; Coatings; EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa); Latin America; Linings; North America; Scaffolding; Surface Preparation

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