Medicine Hat has a proud history of chemical manufacturing. Major employers included Methanex, CF Industries and Cancarb.
Methanex’s Medicine Hat facility is the only commercial-scale methanol plant in Alberta and Canada. The annual production capacity at our Medicine Hat plant is 600,000 tonnes.
CF Industries‘ Medicine Hat complex is Canada’s largest nitrogen production facility with an annual production capacity of 1.5 million tons.
Cancarb is the only company dedicated to producing thermal carbon black and has an annual production capacity of 100 million pounds.
In Alberta, this sector produced a total revenue of $14.5 billion in 2013 and represents one of the largest metal manufacturers in Canada. The three largest contributors are oil and gas field machinery (35.5%), architectural and structural metals (17.5%) and pumps and compressors (8.5 %). Manufacturing sales in Alberta are up 9.1% YTD in 2014. Manufacturing sales in Alberta reached $26 billion YTD in 2014. 138,500 people are employed in the manufacturing sector in Alberta. This industry is expected to account for 6.2% of total employment in Alberta in 2015.