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Fort McKay First Nation portfolio companies share one location

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Two companies sharing space to improve access for industry partners

FORT McMURRAY, AB / June 8, 2022 — Today Fort McKay First Nation (FMFN) is pleased to announce that two of its portfolio companies are collaborating on shared office space in the Wood Buffalo Region.

In addition to their Fort St. John location catering to northeastern British Columbia, Surepoint Technologies Group has opened a new office location in Gregoire, sharing space with Soogadin Services Inc. Located at 400 Mackenzie Blvd, Unit 209, Fort McMurray, the joint office is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

“FMFN is pleased to see our partners collaborating with each other to provide services in the Wood Buffalo region,” said Chief Mel Grandjamb. “This shared resource approach is good for improved access for our local industry partners.”

Surepoint Group is a premier energy service provider specializing in compression and controls, electrical, instrumentation, renewables, EV charging solutions and equipment fabrication. A full list of their services is available online at Surepoint Group | Surepoint Group.

Soogadin, formed by Fort McKay First Nation and Brock Canada, leverages the expertise of two progressive organizations to bring leadership, operating efficiency, and a focus on community to the energy industry. Services include scaffolding, insulation, fireproofing, abatement, paint and blast, and rope access.

The Fort McKay business portfolio reflects the FMFN’s private equity approach to business and is focused on investments, creating partnerships, and joint ventures. It supports a diversification strategy of expanding the business portfolio outside the Wood Buffalo area and includes industries such as real estate and industrial services. The Fort McKay business portfolio is currently comprised of 11 companies.

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About FMFN:

Fort McKay First Nation has nearly 900 band members of Cree and Dene heritage, with approximately 450 living in the on-reserve section of the community of Fort McKay, located 60 kilometres north of Fort McMurray, on the shores of the Athabasca River. In addition to the Fort McKay community, FMFN has reserves 174A at Gardiner (Moose) Lake and 174B at Namur (Buffalo) Lake, approximately 65 kilometres northwest of Fort McKay. Moose Lake is the traditional home of what is now the Fort McKay First Nation.

A signatory to Treaty 8, Fort McKay First Nation’s mission is to assert Treaty rights, revitalize culture and language, promote education, build economic capacity, and support wellness to create opportunities for our Nation’s healthy and sustainable future.

The Nation also manages a business portfolio of 11 entities. Business revenues are invested in infrastructure, programs, services, and directly benefit both the community of Fort McKay and individual band members. Only five to 10 per cent of FMFN’s annual operating budget comes from federal or provincial governments.

For more information about Fort McKay First Nation, visit our website at www.fortmckay.com, or follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, and LinkedIn.

About Surepoint Group Inc.

Established In 2003, Surepoint Group is a premier energy service provider specializing in compression and controls, electrical, instrumentation, renewables, EV charging solutions and equipment fabrication. Working within many sectors and branches located in strategic areas throughout Western Canada, Surepoint Group provides clients with dependable, high quality, and responsive service. Surepoint Group is a proud non-Indigenous business member of the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB). Follow Surepoint Group on LinkedIn

For more information, please contact:

Patrick Hibbitts
Senior Manager, Strategic Portfolio Investments
Fort McKay First Nation
780-215-4398
[email protected]

Martin Socha
VP Sales & Marketing
Surepoint Technologies Group
403-700-1053
[email protected]

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