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X-Calibre Industries found their forever home in an 11,000 square foot shop.

Jan. 4, 2019

For Matt Csada, president of X-Calibre Industries, an old welding shop in the Southwest Industrial area presented plenty of opportunity for his fabrication company.

After six years serving customers in industries ranging from agriculture to oil and gas, the growing company needed more space.

In August 2017, X-Calibre Industries moved into a, 11,000 square foot shop and office building in Medicine Hat’s Southwest Light Industrial commercial node.

“Since opening, we went from approximately 6,500 square feet to 11,000 square feet,” says Csada. “I would say this is our forever home.”

X-Calibre’s new shop features 22 and 20-foot tall overhead doors and a 10 acre yard, 25 ton and 10 ton overhead cranes do the heavy lifting on projects, such as large tanks used in irrigation equipment.

The new location positions the shop as a convenient stop for service and repairs, in addition to serving its existing business in agriculture and oil and gas.

The area is bordered by the Crowsnest Highway and Trans-Canada Highway, and is home to the Medicine Hat Regional Airport, Burnco Concrete, and fabricators including Dynamic Industrial Solutions, Purist Welding, and others.

X-Calibre Industries is a Transport-Canada certified B620 inspection facility and the new shop opened up more space to maintain vehicles weighing up to 25 tons.

“With the space, the cranes, the overhead doors, yard, and location, there is unlimited room for growth in this facility,” says Csada.

Today, six certified journeyman welders and one administrator are employed by X-Calibre Industries. As a full-service shop, the welders are certified in all services ranging from B-pressure to TIG welding.

X-Calibre Industries growth mirrors growth seen in other sectors in Medicine Hat. In December, EDF Renewables, in partnership with Kainai First Nation, was awarded a contract to build a 201 megawatt wind power facility near Medicine Hat, while Capital Power’s 298 megawatt Whitla Wind Facility is expected to be online by the end of 2019. Aurora Cannabis’ 1.5 million square foot Sun facility is well underway, and commercial nodes in every area of Medicine Hat are all home to new projects.