Athabasca Basin Security acquires Alberta-based All Peace Protection
All Peace Protection notes it has been providing security and protection services since 1974, growing to employ 150 people currently in a range of security and protection services, including security to oilfield facilities—such as pipelines, worksites and campsites—parking enforcement, video monitoring and safety training courses.
“As part of our succession planning, it was important for us to find the right company, and Athabasca Basin Security was a perfect fit with our company’s culture and values,” says Kelly Chalmers, former owner of All Peace Protection. “Both companies have a demonstrated commitment and successful track record in respecting local First Nations territory, building meaningful relationships with First Nations and providing employment to local workers, as well as providing top tier service to our clients.”
Ron Hyggen, CEO of ABS, notes this acquisition essentially doubles the company in size to over 300 staff.
“We are very excited about this investment into All Peace Protection,” Hygeen says. “It will also allow ABS to continue to service our Alberta clients with greater capacity and provide further support to our B.C. operations.”
ABS, a Saskatoon, Sask.-based company providing industrial security services to clients such as AREVA, Cameco, K+S, BHP Billiton and Potash Corp, says it will have 100 per cent ownership of All Peace Protection.
Hyggen will take over the CEO responsibilities for All Peace Protection but there will be no other changes to current operations, ABS notes.