SIMSA Federated Co-operatives Ltd. Roundtable Event – a first!

March 1, 2019

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March 1st, 2019

SIMSA Federated Co-operatives Ltd. Roundtable Event – a first!

Over 100 Saskatchewan Industrial and Mining Suppliers Association’s (SIMSA) members heard from and networked with a landmark Saskatchewan company – Federate Co-operative Ltd. (FCL) – at a Roundtable event on February 28th 2019 in Regina, SK.  This event was the first SIMSA Roundtable event held with a non-mining company.

SIMSA hear from FCL

As with all SIMSA Roundtable events, SIMSA members heard presenations on a variety of topics from a group of FCL persons.  Also, the questions SIMSA previously developed then submitted were answered within FCL’s presentation.  Finally, and more importantly, prior to the event commencing and then again after the presentation portion, an informal networking session occurred.  The networking session allowed SIMA members to briefly meet with key purchasing, design, and decisions-making persons within FCL, with the goal of setting meetings to follow.

Eric Anderson, SIMSA’s Executive Director noted that, “FCL persons were the last to leave the room.  This truly demonstrated FCL’s commitment to working with the Saskatchewan supply chain.”

Speaking on behalf of FCL were:

Kelly Currie – business update and outlook for the Refinery

  • Director, Business Performance
  • Co-op Refinery Complex (CRC)


Mitchell Clark – business update and outlook for FDD

  • Program Manager, Energy Projects
  • Facilities Design and Development
  • Federated Co-operatives Limited (FCL)


Ryan Konecsni – procurement practices and procedures

  • Purchasing Manager
  • Services and Major Capital
  • Co-op Refinery Complex (CRC)


Philip Roy – current and forecasted Major projects

  • Engineer
  • Technical Services
  • Co-op Refinery Complex


FCL’s Kelly Currie presents to SIMSA members

Attending from FCL and networking with SIMSA’s membership were:

  • Kelly Currie, CRC Business Performance
  • Mitch Clark, FCL Facilities
  • Lyle Angus, FCL Facilities
  • Simon Kostic, CRC Technical Services
  • Philip Roy, CRC Technical Services
  • Shane Henderson, CRC Safety
  • Justin Nagy, CRC Security
  • Kevin Becker, CRC Turnaround
  • Jason Hook, CRC Turnaround
  • Ryan Konecsni, CRC Procurement
  • Dustin Roberts, CRC MRO Supply Chain
  • Mike Patel, CRC Procurement
  • Debbi Ross, CRC Procurement
  • Biren Patel, CRC Procurement

SIMSA members network FCL

The event was co-sponsored by Graham Construction and STC Industrial Services.

STC – which is Saskatoon Tribal Council – STC Industrial Contracting is one of Saskatchewan’s Premier Industrial contracting service providers; in the Oil & Gas, Mining, and Power Generation sector. They are specialized in the delivery of Mechanical, Electrical, and Fabrication services; with a commitment to Safety, Quality, and Best Value for its clients. As a wholly owned Indigenous business it delivers projects in a Socially responsible manner with no compromise to Safety, Quality and Competitiveness. STC Industrial is truly committed to “Building Clients and Communities.”

For over 90 years, Graham’s client partnerships have been built on honesty and accountability, the same values that underpin their culture and ensure extraordinary outcomes for all projects, large or small.  Graham is an employee-owned company and is recognized as one of Canada’s 50 Best Employers as well as one of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies.  Their business develops construction projects in the Buildings, Industrial, and Civil Infrastructure sectors of our economy.  They pride themselves on the diversity of talent in their company and as they grow.  Their work types include Earthworks, Mechanical and Piping, Electrical and Instrumentation, Power & Civil Engineering.

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About the Saskatchewan Industrial and Mining Suppliers Association (SIMSA):

SIMSA is the Saskatchewan Industrial and Mining Suppliers Association, representing Saskatchewan based companies who provide goods and services to mining, oil and gas and industrial projects.  SIMSA’s membership of over 180 companies, represents over $10-billion in annual revenues and 20,000 employees in the province.  SIMSA’s mandate is to represent the interests and concerns of Saskatchewan industrial equipment and service suppliers, through promotion of its members and the creation of partnerships with industry and other associations.

For more information, contact:

Eric Anderson, Executive Director

Saskatchewan Industrial and Mining Suppliers Association (SIMSA)

811 – 56th Street East

Saskatoon, SK

S7K 5Y9

O: 306.343.0019