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Local Manufacturing & Custom Machining

If we don’t have it in stock, we’ll custom-make it and will meet your timeline.

The hub of our company is our 80,000 square foot manufacturing facility in Edmonton, Alberta. It’s here that our team of engineers and product designers work with our clients to deliver custom machine shop and engineering solutions.

Our API 6A Licensed Facility is supported by 21 state-of-the-art machines capable of producing stock from ¼” to 50” diameter with all product manufactured and qualified as per API standards.

Supply Chain Overview

Redco is the primary manufacturing and supply arm of Great North. They maintain world class manufacturing capabilities by managing full-service in-house machine shop and engineering and strong national and international procurement processes. Redco is an industry leader in manufacturing, repair, re-manufacture and custom-built wellhead and valve products for 20 years.

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Low-Cost Procurement

  • In-house Redco supervisor personnel
  • Vendor sourcing
  • On-time delivery
  • GNWF quality management system control
  • Manufacturing plant in-process and final inspection
  • Logistics
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Local Manufacturing Facility

  • 5-axis 1200 YB Okuma multi-tasking turning centre
  • 4 CNC lathes
  • 5 manual lathes
  • 2 Fully-automated band saws
  • Computerized machining centers
  • Equipment repair/re-manufacture
  • Capable of machining 50” diameter material
  • Welding
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  • Raw and semi-finished material
  • Repaired/remanufactured equipment
  • Valves, low/high pressure, and high temp
  • Conventional wellhead components
  • Thermal wellhead components
  • Consumables
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In-House Repairs

Since incorporating in 2003, Great North has been the fastest growing wellhead and frac company in western Canada. Our 80,000 square foot manufacturing, repair, and re-manufacturing facility supports all of our branches across western Canada and is committed to meeting all of our customer requirements. The facility is certified to ISO 9001 and API 6A (21st edition) and re-manufactures wellhead equipment in accordance with ISO 10423 and is COR certified.

Quality Program

  • API 6A (21st edition)
  • Monogram packages
  • API Q1 9th edition compliant
  • ISO 9001:2015 certified
  • Quality control inspection
  • ABSA Certificate in process

Engineering and Project Management

  • Conventional and thermal wellhead solutions
  • Drilling system design
  • Valve design
  • MWFC projects team
  • New product development
  • Product qualification
  • Field installation and maintenance procedures

Test and Repair

  • Hydrostatic test stations
  • Repair of any OEM equipment
  • Valve repair and test
  • Weld repair
  • Non-destructive testing
  • Customer property management
  • Valve retrofit

Procurement and Inventory

  • Conventional and thermal wellhead
  • Gate valves, chokes and actuators
  • Frac rental fleet
  • Warehouse stocking and distribution
  • Replacement parts
  • Replacement modules