Partners Michael and Anne Muyres started their business in 2000 as a small welding and fabrication shop just outside of Rocky Mountain House. A few years later, Michael had gained considerable experience and knowledge to weld on and repair vehicles that transported dangerous goods but was limited to what he could do without proper certification. “Customers started encouraging me to obtain our certification with Transport Canada,” says Michael. After carefully assessing the needs of potential customers, it became apparent that Rocky Mountain House needed a facility to provide ‘one stop’ services to customers that hauled dangerous good. At this point, many had to go to the cities for work to be completed.
It was at this stage that Community Futures Central Alberta met the husband and wife pair in 2011. They had applied to become a registered facility with Transport Canada. “We needed a bit of help to get us there,” said Anne. “Community Futures really helped us to gain the financing we needed to bring our business to the next level,” Anne stated. In October 2013 MICANN Ventures Inc. became a registered facility with Transport Canada in accordance with CSA Standard B620.
Since then the company has been growing quickly and continues to add to their current employee base. “Right now we are looking for someone who holds their journeyman welding ticket or a third year apprentice welder,” says Anne. If you or someone you know is interested in these positions, or if want to find more out about MICANN Ventures Inc., call them at (403) 845-3040 or go online to www.micannventures.ca.