Promoting Saskatchewan solutions for the global resource industry

Saskatchewan is a province that has been blessed with strong resources like minerals, oil and gas deposits. Saskatchewan supplier companies have been providing world class solutions that have been used by resource companies in Saskatchewan and around the world.

The Saskatchewan Industrial and Mining Suppliers Association, represents Saskatchewan based companies who provide goods and services to mining, oil and gas and industrial projects.

Upcoming Events:


April 14 & 15, 2015

The 7th Annual Saskatchewan Mining Supply Chain Forum

SIMSA is pleased to partner with the Saskatchewan Mining Association and the Saskatchewan Ministry of the Economy to organize the 7th Annual Saskatchewan Mining Association.  Further details and registration is available here

Saskatchewan Mining Supply Chain Forum April 14 & 15, 2015 (Draft Agenda)

April 14, 2015

12:00 pm         Registration for Tradeshow and Tradeshow Set Up

4:00 pm          Tradeshow Set Up closes

5:00 pm          Opening Remarks - Alun Richards, Executive Director, Saskatchewan Industrial and Mining Suppliers Association (SIMSA)

5:05 pm          The Future of Mining - Caterpillar (TBC)

6:00 pm         Official Opening of Trade Show Reception - Alun Richards, Executive Director, SIMSA

8:30 pm         Trade Show Reception Ends

April 15, 2015

7:00 am           Registration Opens

8:00 am           Welcome – Pam Schwann, Executive Director, Saskatchewan Mining Association

8:05 am         Opening Remarks from the Government of Saskatchewan – Honorable Bill Boyd, Minister of the Economy

8:20 am         Presentation to Minister Boyd - Tom Foster, Chariman, Saskatchewan Industrial and Mining Suppliers Association

8:25 am          Global Mining Outlook – Neil McMillian, President Saskatchewan Mining Association

8:45 am           Operations/Project Updates


8:45 am to 9:15 am

Peter Jackson, VP, Operations Potash Mosaic Company

Operations Sessions


Closed Sessions – invitation only for mining company personnel


Concurrent Sessions

Operations/Project Updates

Session 1

 Operations/Project Updates

Session 2

Tom Lloyd, Senior Technical Advisor

Carver Corporation


Title: Work Management Overview – the Importance of Planning and Scheduling in Effective Maintenance


9:20 am to 9:50 am

Mark Fracchia, President

Potash Corp


Trevor Cooney, Supply Chain Manager

Claude Resources

9:50 am to 10:20 am

John Schadan, Executive Vice President

Westmoreland Coal Company

Guy Bruce, Vice President, Resource Planning


10:20 am to 10:50 am

Todd Steen,  Mine Manager

Agrium (TBC)

Dave Bronkhorst, VP Mining & Technology



10:50 am Tradeshow

12:00 pm Lunch Served in the Tradeshow area

1:15 pm Supply Chain Updates



Concurrent Sessions




Supply Chain Updates Session 1

Supply Chain Updates Session 2


Operations Session


1:15 pm to

1:45 pm

Gernot Wittig, VP Procurement & Contracts

K+S Potash Canada GP


Title: Legacy Minesite – Update for Local Business


Kyle Sokul, Manager, Material Management & Jack Taylor, Director Wholesale Materials Management


Tom Lloyd,

Carver Corporation


Title:  TBC

1:45 pm to

2:15 pm


Tim Herrod, Senior Director Global Sourcing MRO and Capital

Potash Corp


Jeffrey Hodgson, Vendor Management Specialist

Cameco Corporation


Title: Risk based Approach to Vendor Management at Cameco Corporation


2:15 pm to

2:45 pm


Monique Petit, Manager, Supply Chain Enablement Cameco Corporation


Title: Focus on vendor- enabled inventory optimization at Cameco Corporation


Gord Prince,

Director, Procurement Strategy Mosaic Company

2:45 pm to

3:30 pm


Panel:  Supplier Excellence


Arden Sobush, Director Materials, Areva


June Verhelst, VP Construction, Graham


Darren Redlick, Vice President, Applied Industrial Technologies

Panel : Understanding the Relationship Between Mining Companies and Consultants


Stan Kotowski, Project Director, Worley Parsons


David Waugh, CEO, North Atlantic Potash


Mike Federoff, General Manager, Hatch

3:30 pm           Tradeshow

5:00 pm           Tradeshow Reception ends


Mining Supply Chain Forum, Tradeshow Exhibitors Draft – 2015 (subject to change)

Acklands-Grainger Inc, Advantek Lighting Inc., Aggreko, AGI-ENVIROTANK, AgileWalls Inc, Air Unlimited, AkzoNobel, AkzoNobel Chemicals Ltd., Almita Piling, Aluma Systems, American Piledriving Equipment, Inc., Anixter, Apollo Valves, Applied Industrial Technologies, ASSA ABLOY Entrance Systems Canada Inc. (Zemco Door Products), Association of Consulting Engineering Companies – Saskatchewan, Athabasca Basin Security LP, Athabasca Catering Limited Partnership, Atlantic Industries Limited, Atom-Jet Industries

Badger Daylighting LP, Bay Industrial, Becker Varis, BelleFlex Technologies, BIRD Industrial Group, Bison Fire Protection, Bit Service Company Ltd., Brandt Engineered Products Ltd., Brenntag Canada

C.G. Industrial Specialties, Canada North Environmental Services (CanNorth), Canadian German Chamber of Industry and Commerce Inc., Canadian Skid Systems, Cementec Industries Inc, Certified Mining and Construction Sales and Rentals, CFT, Cherry Insurance Ltd., Chinook Scaffold Systems Ltd, Clarence Campeau Development Fund, Clearlogic Consulting Professionals, Comairco Equipment Ltd, Commercial Sand Blasting and Painting, Concept Industries, Continental Mine & Industrial Supply, Croatia Industries Ltd, CRP Products, CWA Engineers Inc.

D3 Mining Solutions, DGI Supply, DI-CORP, Double Diamond Industrial Structures, Double Diamond Industrial Structures, DSG Power Systems Inc., DYNAINDUSTRIAL

EECOL Electric, Ellett Industries Ltd., EMW Industrial Ltd., Enterprise Commercial Trucks, Envirotec Services Inc.

Fabco Plastics Saskatoon Limited, Federated Co-operatives Limited, Ferus, Flyer Electric, Fortis, Fronius Canada, Fuchs Lubricants Canada Ltd

G. E. Environmental Solutions Inc., General Cable, GMR Electric Motors, Good Spirit Air Service, Graham Group - Industrial Division

H.J. O'Connell Construction Ltd., Herrenknecht Tunnelling Systems, Hitachi High-Techn AW Cryo, Inc.

Icon Construction Ltd., Icon Scaffolding Ltd., Impact Marketing Services, Industrial Machine & Mfg. Inc., Injury Solutions Canada, Interstate All Battery Center, ISCO

Java Post Production, JNE Welding, Joy Global (Canada) Ltd.

KBM Resources Group, Knight Hazard Protection Ltd, Kristian Electric Ltd.

Littelfuse, Lynco Eagle Limited Partnership

MacLean Engineering, Mammoet Canada Western Ltd,  McCann Equipment Ltd, meg lab, Metal Connection, Metcon Sales & Engineering Ltd., Mine Supply Company, MINETEC, Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Canada, Ltd., Morris Interactive, MRC Global, MWG Apparel Corp.

NCSG Crane & Heavy Haul Services, Nemco Lubricants & Chemicals, Nilex Inc., Norseman Structures, North Fringe Industrial Technologies Inc.

Park Derochie Coatings (Saskatchewan) Inc., Parkland Manufacturing Ltd., PERI Formwork Systems Inc., Pinehouse Business North, PNR RailWorks, Points Athabasca Contracting LP, Points Athabasca FHQ, Points North Group of Companies, Polar Mobility, Porcupine Opportunities Program, Powell Canada Inc., Prairie Crane Inc, Prairie Machine & Parts/PapaBravo Innovations, Prairie Mobile Communications, Precision Pulley & Idler, Provix


R.A.C Group Inc, RCM Safety Services Ltd, Rescue Consulting Canada, Rexnord Canada Limited, Richards Transport Ltd, Ritchie Bros Auctioneers, Row 5 Distributors

Safety Assoc. of SK Manufacturers, Safety Association of Saskatchewan Manufacturers, Safway Services Canada ULC., Saskarc, SEMI 2000 Inc., SEW-Eurodrive, Shermco Industries Canada, Shwenn Distributors INC,  Siemens Canada Ltd, Simark Controls Ltd., SKF Canada, Skyhigh Canada, SPI Health and Safety, Standard Machine, Stauber Drilling Inc., Structural Composite Technologies Ltd, Sumac, Sumitomo Drive Technologies, Superior Propane

Team Power Solutions, Technosub, TESC Contracting Ltd, Texcan, The Container Guy, Ltd., Thunder Bay Metal Fabricators Association, Torrox International Ltd., TPG Pritchard Dieseltech, Trans-Care Rescue Ltd., Troy-Ontor Inc., Tyco Fire Protection Products, Tyco Integrated Fire & Security

Vallen, Vector Construction Ltd., Venables Machine Works Ltd, Venshore Mechanical Ltd., Ventus Geospatial, Voith Turbo

Wajax Power Systems, Wallace Construction Specialties, Waymarc, Way-Tech Process Solutions, Weir Minerals, WESCO Distribution Canada LP, West Wind Aviation, Western Canada Heat Exchanger, Western Global, Western Process Equipment, WESTLUND/SANDALE, Wolseley Industrial Canada Inc, WorleyParsons

Xtended Hydraulics & Machine Inc., Xylem Water Solution



Carver Corporation


May 12 & 13, 2015

Pipeline Industry Overview

This 2-day course is designed to familiarize non-technical personnel in the pipeline construction and related supply and service industries, as well as financial, legal and government sectors with the basics of the pipeline industry.  This event will be held at the Sandman Hotel, 310 Circle Drive West, Saskatoon.

See the Events tab to register.


Past Events:

March 25 & 26, 2015

Petroleum Industry Overview - Saskatchewan Focus

This 2-day course is designed to familiarize non-technical personnel in the petroleum and related supply and service industries, as well as financial, legal and government sectors with the basics of the upstream (exploration and production) and downstream (processing and marketing) petroleum industry.  This event will be held at the Sandman Hotel, 310 Circle Drive West, Saskatoon

March 10, 2015

Doing Business with SaskPower – Breakfast Meeting

Presentation by Jim Mabee, Manager of Supplier Relations Management, SaskPower.  Event will be held from 7:30 to 9 am at the Holiday Inn Express, 315 Idylwyld Drive North, Saskatoon.

December 3, 2014 - Saskatoon

Supplying to the Oil Patch - A Breakfast Round Table Discussion with Marvin Romanow, former Nexen CEO

Marvin Romanow gave an overview of the oil and gas industry followed by a very  interesting, round table discussion with members on the subject of the industry and supplying to it.  Some discussion items included:

October 8 & 9, 2014

Oil & Gas 101

SIMSA hosted The Custom Introduction to the Canadian Oil & Gas Industry - Saskatchewan Focus in Regina October 8 & 9.  If you are interested in  supplying to the petroleum industry, this course is a good place to start. The October 8-9 “Introduction to the Oil & Gas Industry” training session gave the 30 participants an intensive, non-technical introduction to the industry with a particular focus on Saskatchewan. Held in Regina, the course provided the attendees with the background information necessary to consider doing business in the industry.  The sessions covered most aspects of the industry including exploration, drilling, reserves, production, economics, transportation and sustainability. George Sutherland of the Petroleum Institute for Continuing Education (PEICE) guided the participants through the related government, financial, legal, and service industries as well as the upstream and downstream aspects of the industry. Those attending felt the course was worthwhile and recommended it to others. If there is enough interest, the workshop may be offered in Saskatoon in 2015.

June 17, 2014

SIMSA Annual General Meeting

SIMSA held its first AGM on June 17th in Saskatoon.  After the AGM, SIMSA hosted a lunch with guest presenter, Mike Hogan, President, PCS Potash, who provided an update on the PotashCorp's Aboriginal Commitment and Supply Chain Opportunities.  Mr. Hogan's presentation can be accessed here:



March 13, 2014:

Saskatchewan Oil & Gas 101 Breakfast sold out!

Mr. Brad Herald, Manager of Operations with the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP) presented to a full room of Saskatchewan suppliers on March 13, 2014 in Regina.  Over 50 were in attendance for Mr. Heralds presentation on the Saskatchewan Oil & Gas industry.  Following the meeting Mr. Herald met with the SIMSA board to discuss potential opportunities to collaborate.

March 6-7, 2014:

SIMSA hosts South American Buyers!

SIMSA along with STEP and the Ministry of the Economy hosted a group of South American buyers in Saskatoon on March 6 and 7th in Saskatoon. The international guests visited Saskatchewan following Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) in Toronto.  International guests represented global mining and energy companies from Brazil and Columbia.  SIMSA member profiles were provided to buyers followed with one-on-one meetings and site tours of Saskatchewan and SIMSA member companies.  Tom Foster, SIMSA Chair also presented on Saskatchewan Solutions for the Global Mining Industry.