Land and Sea Instrumentation Scales up Services to Heavy Industry

From: Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency

Dartmouth-based company purchasing specialized equipment to diversify its maintenance and certification offerings

January 29, 2019 – Dartmouth, NS – Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency

Having access to high quality service providers that meet certification standards is critical to the success of many of Atlantic Canada’s largest employers. Land and Sea Instrumentation Limited, a company that services valves for a diverse range of Atlantic Canada’s industry sectors, is integrating advanced technologies to diversify its service offerings and better meet the growing needs of its clients.

This innovative project involves purchasing specialized equipment that will enable the company to carry out pressure valve testing and certification to national standards. The new equipment will allow Land and Sea to carry out its work onsite, rather than transferring the equipment to and from its facility in Dartmouth. In addition to greatly improving customer service, the company will benefit from increased efficiency and productivity, leading to increased revenues and global competitiveness.

Today Darren Fisher, Member of Parliament for Dartmouth-Cole Harbour, on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA), announced support to help Land and Sea instrumentation Ltd increase its technological capacity to become a one-stop service provider for its clients.

The Government of Canada is making smart investments that will create good, middle-class jobs in our country. It is helping small and medium-sized businesses to start-up, expand or modernize and supporting not-for-profit organizations to fuel business growth. Support for this project is one way the Government of Canada is working to achieve its Atlantic Growth Strategy outcome of long-term economic prosperity in the region.

“The Government of Canada knows that to succeed in an increasingly global economy, Atlantic Canadian businesses must seize opportunities to increase their competitiveness and take advantage of long-term economic opportunities. We are proud to support companies that are willing to invest in advanced technologies that will see them benefit from increased efficiency and productivity to strengthen the region’s economy.”

– The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for ACOA

“Land and Sea Instrumentation, which has a solid reputation as an important economic contributor in Dartmouth, is taking important steps to become a one-stop service provider for some of the region’s largest employers. Incorporating advanced technologies into day-to-day operations is integral to enable businesses to generate more Atlantic Canadian wealth, which will help grow the middle class and translate into well-paying jobs that benefit the overall economy.”

– Darren Fisher, Member of Parliament for Dartmouth – Cole Harbour

“The contribution from ACOA allowed us to expand with new equipment, which has allowed us to carry out our ongoing valve work at the company’s Dartmouth facility with no interruption. This has enabled us to reach out and hire personnel to operate the new equipment and continue our valve service repair, overhaul and testing in other locations, thereby increasing our service offering to our clients.”

– Wayne Gillis, General/Project Manager, Land and Sea Instrumentation Limited

Quick facts

  • The Government of Canada invested $119,072 in this project through ACOA’s Business Development Program (BDP).

  • As a result of this project, Land and Sea Instrumentation Limited will immediately hire four highly-skilled technicians, and an additional three technicians may be required within the first six months of the new contracts the company has signed.

  • Land and Sea Instrumentation Limited has been servicing heavy industry from pulp and paper, power generation stations, refineries and the offshore oil and gas industry throughout Atlantic Canada from its Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, facility for more than 20 years.

  • The Business Development Program continues to build on the objectives of the Innovation and Skills Plan, a multi-year strategy to create well-paying jobs for the middle class and those working hard to join it.

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