Almita Piling, based in Edmonton, Alta., has acquired certain manufacturing assets of Ancora Metalworks Inc. in Guelph, Ont. The move, which was finalized in fall 2016, advances Almita’s presence in the Ontario marketplace.
“This strategic move has resulted in the addition of a fully equipped and fully staffed manufacturing facility for Almita in the former Ancora premises in Guelph,” says Almita president, Jeff Lloyd. “Almita is now the only piling company in Ontario to offer the full suite of design, fabrication and installation of helical piles.”
For the last two years Ancora has been a manufacturing partner for Almita, most recently providing the piles for solar projects in Ontario and Minnesota.
Almita Piling has hired a number of the Ancora employees and will offer its entire range of services in Ontario. Almita will include the Guelph manufacturing facility in its ISO certification program, and will offer a full line of helical piles including CCMC Certified Piles from 2 3/8” up to 7” and even larger piles up to 22” diameter with helices ranging up to 48” in diameter. Most importantly, Almita will be able to mobilize installation equipment and crews from its base in Guelph. Almita has a 360 excavator and drive head already on site in Guelph ready to perform more installations.
Almita Piling has been a provider of screw piles in Canada since 1991. The company designs, manufactures and installs foundation solutions for the oil and gas, power transmission and distribution, and commercial construction sectors. It has offices in Edmonton, Alta., Saskatoon, Sask. and Guelph, Ont. with manufacturing facilities in Ponoka, Alta. and Guelph, Ont.