Startec’s Everyday Mavericks Team Up in New Shepard Shop Facility

September 13, 2018

The Startec approach has long been to challenge the status quo, embracing innovative solutions and ideas that surpass customer goals. 

On June 7, 2018, Startec’s team of Everyday Mavericks recognized the culmination of this approach with the grand opening of their new 85,000 square-foot fabrication facility in Calgary, Alberta. Celebrated and christened by a bottle of champagne, the new Startec space was named the Shepard Shop.


‘This celebration provided us with an opportunity to honour the legacy of our products, the facility, and all the people that have worked here in the past.’ said Kristi Cawthorn, CEO Compression and Process. 

Always looking to find a better way of delivering on their promise to customers, the new facility was acquired by Startec in early 2018, and extensively renovated to custom specifications. A significant win with the purchase of this facility was the ability to allow both divisions of the company to operate more efficiently together under one roof.

One of the largest manufacturing spaces of its kind in Western Canada, this new facility sets Startec squarely apart from competitors. Driven to pioneer higher industry expectations and outcomes, Startec Shepard Shop has the capability to build larger equipment packages and be more cost efficient for Startec’s customers. The new shop has a total of 145 tons of crane lifting capacity with an approximate 39-foot underhook height, which is one of the highest lifting capabilities in the city, allowing the packaging of multi-layered modules under roof.

‘The initiative to move to an expanded facility has been on the radar for the company for a long time, and to finally have all the planning, effort and focus come to fruition was extremely rewarding. It was a genuine feeling of celebration with the crew and staff that attended the grand opening celebration.’ said Joel Cawthorn, President, Startec Service.